Jeffrey Martin “Jeff” Landry is the Attorney General of Louisiana. On January 11, 2016, he succeeded Buddy Caldwell, the man whom he unseated in the runoff election held on November 21, 2015. Landry is a former U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district.
Landry is a member of the Republican Party and the Tea Party Caucus. Landry finished a strong second with 347,441 votes (32.7 percent) in the primary held on October 24, 2015. Leading the four-candidate field was the two-term incumbent Republican Buddy Caldwell, with 376, 187 votes (35.4 percent).