|U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 3rd District|
From: January 3, 2011 - Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Jeffrey Martin Landry (born December 23, 1970) is a freshman Republican in the 112th Congress, representing Louisiana's 3rd congressional district. He succeeding Democrat Charlie Melancon, who retired to run for the U.S. Senate. He served with honor as a Desert Storm veteran, achieving the military rank of Sergeant. Jeff Landry received the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Ribbon, an Overseas Training Ribbon and the Louisiana War Cross from his 11 years of service as a member of the Louisiana National Guard.
Landry has a Juris Doctor of Law degree from Loyola University and was a small business owner. Prior to his election to Congress, he was a former State Senate aide. Also, a Sheriff’s Deputy in St. Martin Parish and as 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, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the Iberia Parish Republican Executive Committee.
If Landry seeks a second term in 2012, he will by virtue of reapportionment be pitted against fellow Republican Representative Charles Boustany, a retired physician from Lafayette, Louisiana.
Landry is married and has one son.