Walt Garlington / State Sovereignty Committee emails (Louisiana Commissioner Of Administration)

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Louisiana Division of Administration of Louisiana.
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From: Robert Delaware


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any emails sent or received by Louisiana Agricultural Commissioner email address of commissioner@ldaf.state.la.us where the terms “Walt Garlington” or “Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee” appear in either the body or text of the email.

According to some blog posts on the internet, a person named Walt Garlington was encouraging citizens to contact Commissioner Mike Strain in 2010 and 2011 about the proper relationship between the citizens of Louisiana and the Federal government.

A Louisiana blogger (and self described “Chemical Engineer”) named Walt Garlington is now featured prominently on a website called usareally.com, which has been identified by the McClatchy news organization as being affiliated with a St. Petersburg based cyber disinformation run by Russian government. The posts being written by the blogger Walt Garlington have strong similarities to earlier appeals in regards to contacting Commissioner Strain.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

From: Louisiana Division of Administration

Mr. Delaware:
Your public records request, dated June 8, 2018, was received by the Division of Administration on June 8, 2018. The Commissioner of Administration is not the proper custodian of emails maintained by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry or its Commissioner. Please resubmit your request to the custodian of records for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Public Records Requests
Division of Administration
State of Louisiana
Email: doapublicrecords@la.gov

From: Robert Delaware

Public Records Requests
Division of Administration
State of Louisiana

Thank you for the prompt reply! I have submitted a request with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, per your instruction. If you feel this request of interest, please share with the appropriate agencies in Louisiana state government.

From: Louisiana Division of Administration

Mr. Delaware,

On June 8, 2018, the Division of Administration (DOA) advised you that the Commissioner of Administration is not the proper custodian for your public records request and directed you to submit your request to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. In an email received from you by the DOA dated June 9, 2018, you indicated that you submitted your request to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Accordingly, the DOA does not have a response to your request since we do not maintain the records you are seeking. It is the suggestion of the DOA that you follow up with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry regarding your public records request. The Division of Administration considers your below request closed.

Thank you.

Public Records Requests
Division of Administration
State of Louisiana
Email: doapublicrecords@la.gov<mailto:doapublicrecords@la.gov>

From: Robert Delaware

I did follow up with them, and I received the requested documents. Thank you for quick reply to my request. I appreciate it.

Please consider this request to your agency as closed.

Thanks again.

Robby Delaware

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