A Look At The Backgrounds Of 4 Candidates For LA governor

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Four major candidates are vying to be Louisiana's next governor. Here's a brief look at their education and political backgrounds:



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—Age: 53

—Hometown: Breaux Bridge

—Party: Republican

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—Religion: Catholic

—Family: Married with five children and two grandchildren.

—Education: Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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—Political jobs: Member of the St. Martin Parish Police Jury from 1988 to 2000; St. Martin Parish president from 2000 to 2004; Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources from 2004 to 2012; Interim lieutenant governor in 2010; Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief legislative lobbyist from 2009 to 2012; Member of Public Service Commission from 2013 to the present.



—Age: 61

—Hometown: Baton Rouge

—Party: Republican

—Religion: Jewish

—Family: Married with two children.

—Education: Bachelor's degree from LSU; Law degree from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

—Political jobs: Member of the Baton Rouge Metro Council from 1988 to 1992; Louisiana state senator from 1992 to 2006; Secretary of State from 2006 to 2010; Lieutenant governor from 2010 to the present.



—Age: 49

—Hometown: Roseland

—Party: Democrat

—Religion: Catholic

—Family: Married with three children.

—Education: Bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Law degree from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

—Political jobs: Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2008 to the present.

—Military experience: U.S. Army from 1988 to 1996.



—Age: 54

—Hometown: Metairie

—Party: Republican

—Religion: Catholic

—Family: Married with four children.

—Education: Bachelor's degree from Harvard; Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University; Law degree from Tulane Law School.

—Political jobs: Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1991 to 1999; U.S. congressman from 1999 to 2004; U.S. senator from 2005 to the present.




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