Former Lake Charles Representative Brett Geymann says he is running for Louisiana's Third Congressional District, a seat that will be vacated by incumbent Charles Boustany this fall.

Geymann, who refers to himself as "a strong conservative voice in Louisiana politics," has been a three-term state representative representing District 35 (Calcasieu and Beauregard Parishes). He released the following statement in announcing his candidacy:

I have been honored to represent the citizens of my district in Baton Rouge these past twelve years and am proud of the work that we did there in protecting conservative values," said Geymann. "America is at a crossroads, and I believe that we need strong, principled leadership in Washington DC now more than ever to make sure that we choose the right direction. I look forward to bringing Louisiana values to the United States Congress."

As a state representative, Brett led the fight to remove Common Core from our schools in order to secure the constitutional right of local control over our children's education. Eager to protect the hard-working Louisiana taxpayers' money, Brett championed the Coalition on Budget Reform and authored the "Geymann Rule,"- a signature bill that strongly limits the legislature's ability to use one-time money on recurring expenses. Brett fought against the flow of our tax dollars to the Saints franchise, voted against raising the expenditure limit, and authored immigration reform in 2008, long before this issue surfaced in the national spotlight.

Brett Geymann proudly supports the 2nd Amendment and all efforts to protect the sanctity of life. He has earned an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association and a 100% approval rating from both Americans for Prosperity and Louisiana Right to Life. In addition to his outstanding conservative record, Brett Geymann is considered a maverick, even within his own party. There is a fundamental independence about him that has both excited and exasperated his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Brett Geymann has the character of a true leader, willing to stand for right even when standing alone. Geymann believes, as our founding fathers did, that one must put down the plow and serve, then return home. As a proponent of term limits, he will do the same.

"Having the opportunity to represent the people and communities across this district in Congress will be the honor of my life. I am a small business owner and a family man," shares Geymann. "Conservative family values are simply not a political platform; they are a way of life for me and for many others who share my love for God, for family, and for this great nation of ours."

After graduating with honors from McNeese State University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance and Government, Brett went on to grow a small business, giving him keen insight and understanding of the challenges faced by those on the forefront of America's working class. Brett and his wife Kim have been married for thirty years and have raised three wonderful children. His Christian faith is the cornerstone of his daily life and serves as the foundation in every decision that comes his way.

Strong and principled, Brett Geymann is ready to provide the kind of leadership so desperately needed in Washington. He is committed to serving the people of Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District by representing their values in every vote, by protecting their unique cultural and economic climate, by restoring a limited and representative federal government, and by bringing honor and integrity back to the United States Congress.

(Watch Geymann's announcement video by clicking above the opening sentence of the story.)

Geymann joins five other Republicans in the race – current Public Service Commissioner and former Governor’s candidate Scott Angelle, Lafayette Parish School Board member Erick Knezek, businessmen Greg Ellison and Gus Rantz and former U.S. ambassador Grover Rees. No Democrats have announced their intentions to run, yet.

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