Jeff Landry

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Jeff Landry


Attorney General of Louisiana
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 11, 2016
Preceded by James David "Buddy" Caldwell, Sr.

U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Charlie Melancon
Succeeded by Charles Boustany

Born December 23, 1970
St. Martinville
Louisiana, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sharon LeBlanc Landry
Religion Roman Catholic

Jeffrey Martin Landry (born December 23, 1970) is the Attorney General of his native U.S. state of Louisiana.

He was earlier a freshman one-term Republican in the 112th Congress, representing Louisiana's 3rd congressional district. He succeeding Democrat Charlie Melancon, who stepped down to run for the U.S. Senate against Republican David Vitter. Landry served with honor as a Desert Storm veteran, having achieved the rank of sergeant. He received the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Ribbon, an Overseas Training Ribbon, and the Louisiana War Cross from his eleven years of service as a member of the Louisiana National Guard.

Landry has a Juris Doctor of Law degree from Loyola University New Orleans and was a small business owner. Prior to his election to Congress, he was a former state Senate aide, a sheriff’s deputy in St. Martin Parish, and a police officer in the Village of Parks.

Jeff Landry is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, National Environmental Professionals, World Billfish Foundation, the Roman Catholic men's organization, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the Iberia Parish Republican Executive Committee.

Landry was unseated in 2012 through reapportionment. He was pitted against fellow Republican Representative Charles Boustany, a retired physician from Lafayette, Louisiana.

He waged a comeback to win the office of attorney general in the general election held on November 21, 2015, in which he, s lifelong Republican unseated the incumbent James David "Buddy" Caldwell, Sr. (born 1946), a Democrat-turned-Republican.

Landry is married and has one son.

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