Saturday, December 8, voters will decide who will represent them in Louisiana's newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District - Congressman Charles Boustany or Congressman Jeff Landry. Boustany has represented Louisiana's now eliminated 7th Congressional District since 2004, while Landry was elected to Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District since 2010.


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Date of Birth: December 23, 1970

Place of Birth: St. Martinville

Family: Sharon (wife), J.T. (son)

Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Running, Playing football with my son

Education: Juris Doctor of Law from Loyola University; Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sustainable Resources with a minor degree in Biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana

Affiliations: National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, World Billfish Foundation, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Republican Study Committee, Values Action Team, Tea Party Caucus

What private sector job did you hold before running for office: Small business owner in the oil and gas industry

Why did you decide to go into politics: To lower taxes, eliminate wasteful spending, and reduce the debt

Offices you held in politics before running for Louisiana's third congressional district: none

What are the biggest challenges facing our country: A complete lack of leadership to put the American people over Washington special interests

If you could have dinner with any historical figure, past or present, who would it be and why: Reagan, Jefferson, or Adams for inspiration and knowledge