Senator Conrad Appel – District 9. Senator Appel graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1973. He has 35 years management experience as Senior Executive of large general construction, construction management and specialty construction firms. He currently is the President of Construction South, Inc., which specializes in industrial and commercial general construction. He has been the developer of numerous successful residential & commercial real estate projects and has been a licensed real estate broker for over 25 years.