Jerri Ray de Pingre
|Jerri Ray de Pingre|
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|Louisiana House of Representatives District 10|
|High school||Minden High School (1977)|
|Bachelor's||Northeast Louisiana University (1980)|
|Date of birth||January 26|
Jerry Ray de Pingre earned her BS in Education from Northeast Louisiana University. She has worked as a teacher at Phillips Middle School, Glenbrook School, and Webster Junior High School.
de Pingre ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 10. She faced Ronnie Broughton (R), Gerald Holland (R) and Gene Reynolds (D) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19 between de Pingre and Reynolds. Reynolds defeated de Pingre to win the seat.
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 10 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Jerri Ray de Pingre||45.3%||3,508|
On her campaign website Jerri names five main issues:
- Reduce Taxes: "Louisiana doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Jerri will never vote to raise taxes on her fellow Louisiana residents. She believes that the only way to fix our economy and create new jobs is to reduce taxes and remove government interference in the state. Jerri is 100% against the return of the Stelly tax."
- Oppose Obamacare Implementation: "Barack Obama’s government takeover of our healthcare system is wrong for Louisiana and wrong for America. When she gets to Baton Rouge, Jerri will oppose any effort to force Louisiana into participating in Obamacare. She supports legal efforts to end Obamacare before it starts."
- Protect Natural Resources: "Lake Bistineau and our other waterways and natural resources are precious to the people of Webster Parish and the state of Louisiana. Jerri will fight for the elimination of giant salvinia. She will also fight any efforts of the Obama administration to regulate the oil and gas industry, including ending the oil moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico."
- Education: "We must make sure that we keep our schools open and make sure that they are full of teachers that are capable, compassionate and trustworthy. Our teachers need to have their hands untied and be allowed to teach their students and do their jobs. Another issue that we must fix is the problem of teachers teaching to tests. Teachers don’t need to worry about teaching for a standardized test, they need to be allowed to educate or kids."
- 10th Amendment: "As a common sense conservative I understand that the State of Louisiana must fight the Obama administration’s attempts to socialize our nation and state. I will fight to block the implementation of Obamacare, which threatens our freedoms and our very way of life. I will fight to lower the prices of gasoline at the pump by fighting unfair Oil Moratoriums designed drive up the prices of oil. I will fight for State’s Rights and the 10th amendment at every turn."
Jerri is married and has two children, Kara and John.
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smartgraphical profile
- "Jerri Ray de Pingre' for State Representative" Facebook page
- "SendJerri TotheHouse" Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart, "Bio," accessed September 27, 2011
- Louisiana Secretary of State "Unofficial Election Results," October 22, 2011
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Official election results for November 19, 2011," accessed December 6, 2011
- Jerri Ray dePingre for Representative, "Issues," accessed September 27, 2011
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