|Governor of Louisiana|
|High school||Archbishop Rummel High School (1970)|
|Bachelor's||University of New Orleans (1974)|
|J.D.||Tulane University (1977)|
|Birthday||July 27, 1952|
|Place of birth||Columbus, MS|
Deaton was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High school, received a BA in political science from the University of New Orleans, and earned a JD from Tulane Law School. He has worked as an attorney with Cary J. Deaton & Associates since 1987. He worked previously as an assistant district attorney in New Orleans, an attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a retail broker for Conti-Commodity Services.
The Louisiana gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011 but the office of governor will not appear on the ballot.
Deaton is a self-described "pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat" who believes in strong crime control. In a candidate questionnaire submitted to the Times-Picayune, Deaton identified the following priorities:
- protect Social Security
- stop tuition increases at Louisiana colleges and universities
- be a full-time governor, not one who's at fundraisers 56 days out of the year
- work for a light-rail system in Louisiana
Deaton is divorced and has two children.
Cary Deaton Campaign Headquarters
3524 16th St., Suite F
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 957-8043
State Executive elections
| Kentucky • Louisiana |
Mississippi • West Virginia
|Gubernatorial • Lt. Governor |
Attorney General • Secretary of State
Down ballot offices: (KY, LA, MS)
|News • Calendar|
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate database," accessed September 8, 2011
- NOLA.com, "Trio of Democrats angling for U.S. Senate seat," August 11, 2010
- VoteSmart.org, "Cary J. Deaton, Sr. (LA) biography," accessed October 14, 2011
- The Green Papers, "2010 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance"
- WRKF.org, "Gubernatorial candidate: Cary Deaton," October 12, 2011
- NOLA.com, "Against monumental odds, 9 mount bids to unseat Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal