Slabbed takes The American Zombie Shoplifting challenge: Who am I?

I am a politician and friend to Noodles Norman.  Travers Mackel was hot on my trail, but I worked things out thanks to an intervention from Noodles. Who am I?

Well folks there is your hint from Sop.  In other news crime is OUT OF CONTROL in New Orleans these days and something just has to be done about it. Luckily for the public State Rep. Austin Badon is on this issue hot and heavy.