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'''George Gregory Cromer''', known as '''Greg Cromer''' (born June 26, 1958),<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.mylife.com/george-cromer/e150621311316|title=George Cromer|publisher=M ylife.com|accessdate=June 10, 2018}}</ref> is the incoming [[Republican Party|Republican]] [[mayor]] of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish in southeastern [[Louisiana]], a [[suburb]] of [[New Orleans]]. After trailing in the first nonpartisan blanket primary on March 24, 2018, Cromer won his runoff contest on April 28 against fellow Republican Kevin C. Davis (born May 13, 1955), a former president of St. Tammany Parish government. Cromer received 2,239 votes (51 percent) in the second race to Davis' 2,159 (49 percent).<ref>cite web|url=http://www.wdsu.com/article/results-show-greg-cromer-elected-next-mayor-of-slidell/20094796|title=Election 2018|publisher=WDSU.com|date=April 28, 2018|accessdate=June 10, 2018}}</ref>
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'''George Gregory Cromer''', known as '''Greg Cromer''' (born June 26, 1958),<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.mylife.com/george-cromer/e150621311316|title=George Cromer|publisher=M ylife.com|accessdate=June 10, 2018}}</ref> is the incoming [[Republican Party|Republican]] [[mayor]] of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish in southeastern [[Louisiana]], a [[suburb]] of [[New Orleans]]. After trailing in the first nonpartisan blanket primary on March 24, 2018, Cromer won his runoff contest on April 28 against fellow Republican Kevin C. Davis (born May 13, 1955), a former president of St. Tammany Parish government. Cromer received 2,239 votes (51 percent) in the second race to Davis' 2,159 (49 percent).<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wdsu.com/article/results-show-greg-cromer-elected-next-mayor-of-slidell/20094796|title=Election 2018|publisher=WDSU.com|date=April 28, 2018|accessdate=June 10, 2018}}</ref>
  
 
From January 2008 to June 29, 2018,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_abef6442-6b6d-11e8-8789-0fc3a3431fc9.html|title=20 Republicans in Louisiana House will decide fate of 1/2-cent sales tax renewal in next special session|publisher=''The Baton Rouge Advocate''|date=June 8, 2018|author=Tyler Bridges|accessdate=June 10, 2018}}</ref> Cromer has been a state representative for District 90 in St. Tammany Parish.<ref name=legis>{{cite web|url=http://www.legis.state.la.us/members/h1812-2012.pdf|title=Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012|publisher=legis.state.la.us|accessdate=July 16, 2011}}</ref> Prior to his legislative service, he was the District G city council member in Slidell.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-22261.html|title=Slidell bids MSSG-11 farewell, thanks Marines for their help, September 16, 2005|publisher=leatherneck.com|accessdate=July 18, 2011}}</ref>
 
From January 2008 to June 29, 2018,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_abef6442-6b6d-11e8-8789-0fc3a3431fc9.html|title=20 Republicans in Louisiana House will decide fate of 1/2-cent sales tax renewal in next special session|publisher=''The Baton Rouge Advocate''|date=June 8, 2018|author=Tyler Bridges|accessdate=June 10, 2018}}</ref> Cromer has been a state representative for District 90 in St. Tammany Parish.<ref name=legis>{{cite web|url=http://www.legis.state.la.us/members/h1812-2012.pdf|title=Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012|publisher=legis.state.la.us|accessdate=July 16, 2011}}</ref> Prior to his legislative service, he was the District G city council member in Slidell.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-22261.html|title=Slidell bids MSSG-11 farewell, thanks Marines for their help, September 16, 2005|publisher=leatherneck.com|accessdate=July 18, 2011}}</ref>

Revision as of 21:09, 10 June 2018

George Gregory "Greg" Cromer

Mayor of Slidell, Louisiana
Incumbent
Assumed office 
July 1, 2018 (pending)
Preceded by Freddy D. Drennan

Louisiana State Representative
for District 90 (St. Tammany Parish)
In office
January 2008 – June 29, 2018 (resignation pending)
Preceded by Matthew Peter "Pete" Schneider, III
Succeeded by Special election pending

Born June 26, 1958
Place of birth missing

Resident of Slidell, Louisiana

Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Peggy Sue Mizell Cromer (born January 16, 1958)
Children Two children
Alma mater Southeastern Louisiana University
Occupation Former Lockheed Martin employee

George Gregory Cromer, known as Greg Cromer (born June 26, 1958),[1] is the incoming Republican mayor of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish in southeastern Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. After trailing in the first nonpartisan blanket primary on March 24, 2018, Cromer won his runoff contest on April 28 against fellow Republican Kevin C. Davis (born May 13, 1955), a former president of St. Tammany Parish government. Cromer received 2,239 votes (51 percent) in the second race to Davis' 2,159 (49 percent).[2]

From January 2008 to June 29, 2018,[3] Cromer has been a state representative for District 90 in St. Tammany Parish.[4] Prior to his legislative service, he was the District G city council member in Slidell.[5]

Cromer graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management technology from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish.[6] He was formerly employed in New Orleans by Lockheed Martin at the Michoud Assembly Facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.[7]

Cromer was elected to the House in 2007 when the term-limited Matthew Peter "Pete" Schneider, III, ran unsuccessfully for the Louisiana State Senate.[4]

Slidell is also represented in the House by a second Republican, Joseph Kevin Pearson of District 76, who joined Cromer in a dual town hall meeting in April 2011.[8] Cromer served on the House committees on Civil Law and Procedure, Governmental Affairs, and Retirement.[7] Pearsonwas chairman of the Retirement Committee.[8] Cromer and Pearson have developed a close working relationship and often appear together at civic meetings before constituents. The two issued a joint press release in June 2011 on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: "The economic impact is already being felt in our community, and we will take all appropriate steps to address the situation from every possible level."[9] Cromer has also addressed the issue of flooding in the Slidell area and the required steps to remedy high water.[10]

Cromer and the St. Tammany legislative delegation worked to procure the widening of Interstate 12 from four to six lanes in the Slidell area, a $26 million project. In the dedication of the project, the Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, said that the state has spent $122 million in transportation projects in St. Tammany Parish alone since 2008 and $3.6 billion statewide on roads and ports. The state from 2008 to 2011 spent $220 million in the I-12 corridor from East Baton Rouge Parish to St. Tammany Parish.[11]

In 2012, Representative Cromer resigned his membership in the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council], of which he had been the Louisiana state chairman.[12]


References

  1. George Cromer. M ylife.com. Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  2. Election 2018. WDSU.com (April 28, 2018). Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  3. Tyler Bridges (June 8, 2018). 20 Republicans in Louisiana House will decide fate of 1/2-cent sales tax renewal in next special session. The Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012. legis.state.la.us. Retrieved on July 16, 2011.
  5. Slidell bids MSSG-11 farewell, thanks Marines for their help, September 16, 2005. leatherneck.com. Retrieved on July 18, 2011.
  6. Rep. Greg Cromer (R). congress.org. Retrieved on July 18, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Project Vote Smart. votesmart.org. Retrieved on July 18, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 For Immediate Release: Greg Cromer, April 8, 2011. gregcromer.net. Retrieved on July 18, 2011.
  9. For immediate release: Greg Cromer, May 4, 2010. gregcromer.net. Retrieved on July 18, 2011.
  10. State Rep. Greg Cromer to discuss flood protection in Slidell. New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 28, 2011. Retrieved on July 18, 2011.
  11. Christine Harvey, "Widening I-12", New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 2, 2011
  12. Louisiana's Republican State Chairman of ALEC Resigns from the Organization – Republic Report (April 22, 2012). Retrieved on November 6 , 2017.