Called the “hardest working man in America” by one national media outlet, for his work to protect the citizens he represents, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has worked tirelessly to defend his community and fight to rescue and restore the Gulf Coast in the wake of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill. Another national news organization described him as a true son of Louisiana having grown up in the state’s holy trinity of seafood, oil and politics.
When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off the coast, Billy Nungesser did not wait for the federal government and BP to act, he went to work and fought tirelessly to cut through the bureaucratic red tape and forced them to act to protect our communities and environment. He continues to stand up to ensure that victims are compensated and restoration is made.
In 2006, Billy Nungesser was elected President of Plaquemines Parish at a time when the parish was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. On day one, Billy went to work by challenging and working with FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers to increase public projects that increased investment in infrastructure.
Nungesser also focused his efforts on coastal restoration to protect our wetlands and protect communities from storm surges by developing a master plan and bringing federal, state and private resources together to increase funding. His efforts earned him re-election in 2010 with over 70% of the vote. He was appointed to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Planning Commission, and received the Disaster Recovery Contractors Association’s Golden Horizon Award.
Attorney General Jeff Landry
Jeff Landry is the Attorney General of Louisiana and is dedicated to protecting our freedoms, our families, and the rule of law.
In 2010, frustrated and determined that the country was headed in the wrong direction under leaders like Nancy Pelosi, Jeff successfully ran for Congress. In 2012 - facing a redistricting map that only included a fraction of his constituents - Landry ran again to highlight the problems caused by out-of-control spending and a federal debt threatening our nation's future.
For his decision to put conservative principles ahead of politics and by standing up to both parties, Jeff Landry was called the “only honest man in Washington” by the respected national newspaper The Examiner.
As a result of Jeff’s work, the National Journal ranked him as the 4th most conservative member of the entire United States House of Representatives during his time in Congress. At the same time, Jeff cast more bipartisan votes than any other Congressman from Louisiana - proving you can work across the aisle to get things done without compromising your principles.
Jeff 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.
Jeff loves Louisiana’s natural resources. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he cherishes the rich heritage that Louisiana provides for those that enjoy the outdoors.
Jeff is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, National Environmental Professionals, World Billfish Foundation, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Sustainable Resources with a Minor in Biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana - knowledge he uses to support Louisiana’s energy industry.
Jeff is the son of Al and Edna Landry and the son-in-law of Tommy and Mary Carol LeBlanc, owners of a successful national tool business based in New Iberia.
Jeff and his wife, Sharon, are raising their son, J.T., in South Louisiana.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler
Tom Schedler was sworn in as Secretary of State in November 2010 after then Secretary of State Jay Dardenne became Louisiana’s Lt. Governor. Appointed first assist Secretary of State in December 2007, Schedler previous service in government included three terms in the Louisiana State Senate and six years on the Slidell City Council where he served terms as president and vice-president of that body. Schedler was born and raised in New Orleans and received his degree in marketing from UL-Lafayette. He and his wife Stephanie have three daughters and two grandchildren.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon
Jim Donelon was elected Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Insurance in 2007. A graduate of the University of New Orleans and Loyola School of Law, Donelon served as State Judge Advocate for the Louisiana Army National Guard during which time he achieved the rank of Colonel and received the Legion of Merit medal. Jim and his wife Merilynn have four daughters and five grandchildren.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain
Mike Strain, a veterinarian and rancher before serving two terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives was the first Republican ever elected Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry. In the Legislature, Strain served on the Agriculture Committee and chaired the Legislative Rural Caucus. He is married with two children.