Jeff Landry was born and raised in St. Martinville, LA, received a BS degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in environmental and sustainable resources, with a minor in biology. He earned a Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
He served eleven years in the Louisiana National Guard and was discharged at the rank of sergeant. Over his decade-plus years of service, Jeff became a decorated veteran of Desert Storm. He also received the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Ribbon, and the Louisiana War Cross.
Jeff returned home after he fulfilled his commitment to our country and worked through college by continuing to serve others as a local police officer and sheriff’s deputy.
After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he started his own oil and gas environmental service company. He also served as the executive director of the St. Martin Parish Economic Development Authority. During this time, Jeff heard from many local job creators that over-regulation from burdensome government officials imposes hefty costs upon small businesses across Louisiana.
Jeff then ran for and won a seat in the United States Congress. As a Congressman, Jeff Landry stood up for what we believe in and was named one of the top five most conservative members of Congress. Still, Jeff also cast more bi-partisan votes than any other member from Louisiana at that time because Jeff will always do what’s right – not what’s politically popular. During his tenure in Congress, Landry was known as an advocate for the Oil and Gas industry.
As Louisiana’s Attorney General for the past eight years Jeff has worked tirelessly to stem the opioid crisis, prosecute welfare fraud, restructure and reform the Department of Justice and protect your Constitutional rights and successfully prosecute dangerous criminals that harm the good people of Louisiana’s quality of life.
Jeff has received the endorsements of the Louisiana’s Republican Party, the National Rifle Association, the Oil & Gas Workers Association and several Louisiana district attorneys and Louisiana sheriffs.
Jeff has continuously supported law enforcement and is a strong advocate of a fair judicial system. He is passionate about upholding the rule of law and protecting and preserving our constitutional rights. Jeff will be the law-and-order Governor that Louisiana desperately needs.
He is a fearless advocate for the Constitution and a champion for the Louisiana he loves.
With Jeff Landry as governor and a more business-friendly climate, Louisiana oil and gas jobs will power the nation and fuel the world.
We urge Louisiana voters to choose Jeff Landry as our next Governor.
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