Americans for Prosperity State Director John Kay is the featured speaker at February’s Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. It’s scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Gonzales Clarion Inn, 1500 W. La. 30.

Kay’s topic will be legislative issues including budget and tax reform.

Originally from Shreveport, Kay is an LSU graduate who worked on several Louisiana political campaigns before becoming political director of the Alabama Republican Party. He returned to Louisiana in 2014 to become Americans for Prosperity’s deputy state director, moving up to state director in early 2016.

Americans for Prosperity bills itself as the leading fiscal conservative group in the state and has fought against tax increases and budget growth, including the 2017 gas increase.

The public is invited to attend. All 2018 Republican candidates are welcome to meet and greet with guests.

Cost is $18 for lunch, collected at the door with payment by check or cash preferred. To make a reservation, call (225) 921-5187 or email