Jeff Landry

Jeffrey Martin " Jeff" Landry ( born December 23, 1970 in St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana) is an American politician. From 2011 to 2013 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Career

Jeff Landry attended to 1988 Saint Martinville Senior High School. Thereafter he served until 1998 in the National Guard of his state. In 1999 he graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. After studying law at Loyola University in New Orleans and his 2004 was admitted to the bar he began to practice in this profession. At times, he also worked in the police service. He also worked as a private businessman. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In 2007, he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate from Louisiana.

In the congressional elections of 2010, Landry was the third electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Charlie Melancon on January 3, 2011. In Congress he was a member of the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He was also a member of four other Congressional Caucuses. Within the party he belonged to the Republican Study Committee and the Tea Party movement related Tea Party Caucus.

In the congressional elections in 2012 Landry had to compete against his party colleague Charles Boustany, whose seventh constituency had been dissolved. Boustany finished with 45 percent of the vote first place ahead of Landry, who reached a share of 30 percent. Since no candidate achieved an absolute majority, according to the law of Louisiana a runoff was necessary, lost in the Landry with 39:61 percent of the vote against Boustany. He thus retired on January 3, 2013 of the Parliament.

Landry is married and has a son.

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