Jeff Landry became Louisiana Attorney General on January 11, 2016.
One of four children raised in a middle class, St. Martinville family – General Landry grew up through Louisiana’s oil bust – teaching him personally the effects that a bad economy can have on a family, particularly in a small town.
In 2010, General Landry was elected to the United States House of Representatives. As one of Louisiana’s Congressmen – General Landry became known as a ferocious advocate of the Constitution, a leader on national energy policy emphasizing increased domestic oil and gas production, an activist for conservative family values, and a promoter of true reductions in wasteful government spending.
General Landry is a veteran of Desert Storm and left the military with 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.
General Landry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Sustainable Resources with a Minor in Biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He and his wife, Sharon, are raising their son, J.T., in Acadiana.