Governor-Elect Jeff Landry
A Principled Story of Hard Work And Service to Others
Jeff Landry grew up in the small town of St. Martinville. It’s where his parents taught Jeff and his siblings about faith, standing up for what you believe in, and caring for others. His mother was a school teacher, and his Dad was a small-town architect.
Jeff grew up through the oil bust of the 80s. Times were tough. Jeff went to work right after high school in the sugar cane fields – and proudly joined the National Guard and served for eleven years. Over his decade-plus years of service, Jeff became a decorated veteran of Desert Storm.
Understanding the importance of education, Jeff returned home after he fulfilled his commitment to our country and worked through college 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.
Jeff heard from many local job creators that over-regulation from burdensome government officials imposes hefty costs upon small businesses across Louisiana. That’s why Jeff decided to go to law school – to stand up for business owners and help them succeed in the face of big government. He took night classes and worked during the day until graduating from Loyola University in 2004.
Jeff Landry’s life experience turned a regular guy, a political outsider involved in his community, into a national leader who shocked the Louisiana political establishment when he ran for and won a seat in 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.
And as Attorney General – that has not changed. Jeff Landry has worked tirelessly to stem the opioid crisis, prosecute welfare fraud, and restructure and reform the Department of Justice.
During his time in office, Jeff Landry has helped reform Louisiana’s Department of Justice, which he leads. He created the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation to fight crime and the Louisiana Solicitor General’s office to handle major Litigation, including national cases that impacted Louisiana as they made their way to the United States Supreme Court.
Whether in Washington D.C. or in Baton Rouge, he is a fearless advocate for the Constitution and a champion for the Louisiana he loves.