Jeff Landry

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Jeff Landry
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U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 3rd District
From: January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013
Predecessor Charlie Melancon
Successor Charles Boustany
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Party Republican
Spouse(s) Sharon LeBlanc
Religion Roman Catholic

Jeffrey Martin Landry (born December 23, 1970) is the incoming 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 "Buddy" Caldwell, a Democrat-turned-Republican.

Landry is married and has one son.

He takes office as state attorney general on January 11, 2016.

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