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Jeff Landry
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U.S. House, Louisiana, District 3
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2011-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSaint Martinville Senior High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southwestern Louisiana
J.D.Loyola University
Military service
Service/branchLouisiana Army National Guard
Years of service1987-1998
BirthdayDecember 23, 1970
Place of birthSaint Martinville, Louisiana
ProfessionLawyer, Police Officer, Business Owner
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Jeffrey Martin "Jeff" Landry (b. October 6, 1965) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District. Landry served in the House from 2011-2013.

"The Hill" listed Landry as the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in 2012 as a result of redistricting.[1] Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Landry was a "rank-and-file Republican."[2]

Landry lost his bid for re-election, falling to fellow incumbent Charles Boustany Jr. (R) in the December 8, 2012, runoff election.[3]


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Landry was born in Saint Martinville, LA, where he also attended high school. He earned his B.S. from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1999, and his J.D. from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2004.[4]


Prior to his political career, Landry had worked as an attorney, a police officer, and a business owner.

Below is an abbreviated outline of Landry's professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Landry served on the following committees:[5]

  • Committee on Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
    • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  • Committee on Small Business
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations
    • Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce


Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Landry voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]



See also: United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014

Landry was rumored as a possible Senate candidate in 2014. In February 2014, he announced he would instead run for Attorney General of Louisiana.[7]


See also: Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Landry ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 3rd District. Landry faced Ron Richard (D), incumbent Charles Boustany Jr. (R), Bryan Barrilleaux (R) and Jim Stark (L) in the November 6 blanket primary.[8] Louisiana did not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. Because no candidate received a majority of the vote on November 6, 2012, a runoff was held on December 8, 2012.[9] Landry advanced to the runoff where he was defeated by Boustany.

The Hill listed Landry as the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in 2012 as a result of redistricting.[1]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election Runoff, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Boustany Jr. Incumbent 60.9% 58,820
     Republican Jeff Landry Incumbent 39.1% 37,764
Total Votes 96,584
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election".
U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles W. Boustany, Jr. (R) Incumbent 44.7% 139,123
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Landry (R) Incumbent 30% 93,527
Bryan Barrilleaux (R) 2.5% 7,908
Ron Richard (D) 21.5% 67,070
Jim Stark (L) 1.2% 3,765
Total Votes 311,393

Campaign issues

Below were several issues highlighted on Landry's campaign website.[10]

  • Excerpt: "Opposing Nationalized Healthcare While Lowering Costs"[11]
  • Excerpt: "Keeping Jobs in Louisiana and Growing Our Economy: In many cases the best thing our government can do to create jobs is to get out of the way and let the entrepreneurship and the free market principles that our nation was founded upon to thrive."[12]
  • Excerpt: "Fighting Deficits and Wasteful Spending:I opposed the disastrous Washington debt ceiling deal because it gave Obama the ability to borrow trillions of more dollars. I have consistently tried to support budgets which cut spending."[13]
  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life. I believe life is a gift from God. I support efforts to end all federal funding of abortion."[14]
  • Excerpt: "I believe in America. I believe in the Constitution. I believe in God. I believe that our best days are still in front of us. I believe in your ability to manage your personal and business affairs."[15]


Landry was interviewed by Greta Van Susteren on May 15, 2012. The following video was featured on his campaign website.[16]

Jeff Landry, "Rep. Jeff Landry On the Record"[17]


On November 2, 2010, Landry won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ravi Sangisetty (D) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Landry 63.8% 108,963
     Democratic Ravi Sangisetty 36.2% 61,914
Total Votes 170,877

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Landry's reports.[19]

Jeff Landry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$0$0$(14,457)$5,615
Running totals


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Landry's reports.

Jeff Landry (2012)[21] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2012$534,147.40$326,710.11$(326,710.11)$820,083.26
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2012$820,083.26$293,323.72$(137,797.96)$975,609.02
Pre-Primary[24]August 8, 2012$975,609.02$20,555$(44,097)$952,066.94
October Quarterly[25]October 25, 2012$952,066.94$383,997.79$(582,528.78)$753,535.95
Pre-General[26]October 25, 2012$753,535.95$71,956$(187,175.16)$638,316.79
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Landry's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Landry won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Landry's campaign committee raised a total of $1,362,786 and spent $1,360,649.[27]

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Between 2004 and 2012, Landry's calculated net worth[28] increased by an average of 73 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[29] [30]

Jeff Landry Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2009 to 2012:219%
Average annual growth:73%[31]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[32]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.


Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Landry paid his congressional staff a total of $822,861 in 2011. He ranked 62nd on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 70th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranked 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[33]

Political Positions

National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.


According to the data released in 2013, Jeff Landry ranked 4th in the conservative rankings in 2012. This was the most conservative ranking earned by a representative of Louisiana in 2012.[34]


According to the data released in 2012, Jeff Landry ranked 36th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[35]

Voting with party

November 2011

Jeff Landry voted with the Republican Party 92.1 percent of the time, which ranked 137 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[36]


Landry lives in New Iberia, Louisiana, with his wife, Sharon. They have one son.[37]

Recent news

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See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Hill, "Most vulnerable redistricted Republicans" accessed March 12, 2012
  2. GovTrack, "Landry" accessed May 18, 2012
  3. Politico, "Charles Boustany defeats Jeff Landry in Louisiana House race," December 8, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Jeff Landry" accessed November 17, 2011
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" accessed November 17, 2011
  6. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  7., "Former Congressman Jeff Landry announces run for Louisiana attorney general," accessed February 25, 2014
  8. Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate List" accessed August 17, 2012
  9., "Bill Cassidy leads Louisiana pack in chase for U.S. House campaign cash" accessed February 18, 2012
  10. Campaign Website
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  12. Campaign Website
  13. Campaign Website
  14. Campaign Website
  15. Campaign Website
  16. Campaign Website
  17. YouTube channel
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013 accessed November 17, 2011
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Jeff Landry 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 15, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Jeff Landry Summary Report," accessed October 1, 2012
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed October 1, 2012
  23. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 1, 2012
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed November 2, 2012
  25. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 2, 2012
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-General," accessed November 2, 2012
  27. Open Secrets, "Steve Scalise 2010 Re-Election Cycle," accessed November 15, 2011
  28. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  29. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  30. OpenSecrets, "Landry, (R-Louisiana), 2010"
  31. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  32. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  33. LegiStorm, "Jeff Landry"
  34. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  35. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  36. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  37. Official House Site, "Biography," accessed November 17, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Melancon
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana, District 3
Succeeded by
Charles Boustany Jr.