Bret Allain

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Robert Lebreton "Brett" Allain, II (born c. 1958) is a sugar cane farmer and businessman from Jeanerette in St. Mary Parish in south Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate from District 21, which encompasses all of St. Mary and portions of Iberia, Lafourche, and Terrebonne Parish parishes.[1]

Allain graduated in 1980 with a degree in agricultural engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.[2]

He was elected outright in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 22, 2011 for the right to succeed the term-limited Democratic Senator Butch Gautreaux of Morgan City. Allain received 14,618 votes (51.4 percent) in the contest with another Republican, Darrin Guidry, a newspaper publisher from Houma in Terrebonne Parish,[1] who polled 13,846 votes (48.6 percent). No Democrat sought the position in the revised district.[3]

Allain lists flood protection at the top his legislative priorities: "It's important we protect people from hurricanes and back-water flooding. One project that proved itself during the Mississippi River flooding is the sinking of the barge in Bayou Chene. That probably saved hundreds of homes in Terrebonne and St. Mary parishes. I also want to move the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system along."[1]"We will continue to fight for as much money as we can for funding for levees and the Bayou Chene project. That's first and foremost — to make sure we push forward our agenda for those operations," Allain added.[1]

Allain also is committed to completing Interstate 49, the Shreveport to Lafayette, Louisiana, superhighway. A pending plan would upgrade U.S. Highway 90 between New Orleans and Lafayette into an interstate-quality highway.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nate Monroe, "10 questions for state Sen. Bret Allain", November 28, 2011. houmatoday.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2012.
  2. Jackie Bartkiewicz, "Getting Much More than Just a Senior Ring," December 1, 2011. lsualumni.org. Retrieved on May 19, 2012.
  3. Louisiana primary election returns, October 22, 2011. staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved on May 18, 2012.
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