Rep. Johnny Berthelot, R-Gonzales, was elected as the secretary/treasurer of the Acadiana Legislative Delegation for the 2016 legislative session.

Berthelot and Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, were named as members of the Rural Caucus Executive Committee.

The Acadiana Delegation was formed in 1979. It is composed of 34 representatives and 13 senators whose districts are fully or partially located within one of the 22 parishes designated as the Acadiana Region.

The Rural Caucus, founded in 1979, has 72 members who are elected to the Legislature from largely rural districts across the state. Sixty-one are members of the House of Representatives and 11 are senators.

Editor’s Note: This story was changed on April 14 to correct Rep. Johnny Berthelot’s political party.