Congressmen Boustany, Landry at SMIG Monday
U.S. Congressmen Charles Boustany Jr. and Jeff Landry will update the St. Mary Industrial Group on Monday about what is happening in Congress.
Both will speak during a noon luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
Boustany represents Louisiana’s Seventh Congressional District, which covers Acadiana and southwest Louisiana.
Landry serves the state’s Third Congressional District, which includes 13 parishes from Iberia eastward, including St. Mary, St. Martin and Assumption.
Landry’s and Boustany’s districts were combined during the recent remapping of the state’s congressional districts, meaning if they both run for office again, they will face each other.
Boustany, a cardiovascular surgeon with more than 20 years experience, was first elected to Congress in December 2004. He now is serving his fourth term in office.
He is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and serves as chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight. Additionally, he sits on the Ways and Means subcommittees for Human Resources and Select Revenue Measures.
Boustany received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) before graduating from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1982.
He returned to Lafayette in 1990 and began a successful medical practice. For 14 years, he ran a small business.
He and his wife Bridget reside in Lafayette and have two adult children.
Landry was elected to Congress in November 2010.
Prior to taking office, Landry was a small business owner supporting the oil and gas industry and was a business attorney.
Landry 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 11 years of service as a member of the Louisiana National Guard.
Landry served as a sheriff’s deputy in St. Martin Parish and as a police officer in the Village of Parks.
He worked for the St. Martin Economic Development Authority.
Landry is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, National Environmental Professionals, World Billfish Foundation, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Iberia Parish Republican Executive Committee.
Landry holds a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science in environmental and sustainable resources with a minor in biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
He and his wife Sharon are raising their son in New Iberia.