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Spotlight: Louisiana AG Jeff Landry

Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Creating a cyber-safety initiative called “Be Smart With Your Smart Phone” to help protect Louisianans with a common sense approach to personal internet use.
  2. Training over 1,100 people in the last 15 months within the state’s criminal justice system to achieve better victim-centered care and offender accountability to help end domestic violence in Louisiana.
  3. Educating gamblers of the signs and symptoms of problem gambling, and offering assistance for support.

Professional background: AG Landry assumed office in 2016, and was reelected in 2019. Prior to taking office, AG Landry was a business owner and an attorney in private practice. AG Landry served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, and also served as a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard and as a sheriff’s deputy.

Education: AG Landry earned a B.S. in environmental and sustainable resources with a minor in biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He received his J.D. from Loyola University.

Personal: AG Landry and his wife, Sharon, live in Acadiana with their son, J.T.