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Senator Jonathan W. Perry
District - 26


  State Senator Jonathan "J.P." Perry was born and raised right in the heart of "Cajun Country." The Kaplan, LA native attributes his rich culture, strong morals and modest lifestyle to the area in which he grew up.
  Sen. Perry graduated from Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe, with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. Following the completion of his bachelor's degree, Sen. Perry recognized his passion to help others at the age of 25 and enlisted in the police academy. Sen. Perry rose to the rank of Sergeant. Soon after enlisting, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Christine LeBeouf. With determination to further his education, he returned to the academic scene to pursue a law degree. During his first year of law school, Sen. Perry and Christine were blessed with twin daughters, Molli and Meredith. During his third year of law school, Sen. Perry began his political career at the age of 28, when he was elected city councilman in his hometown. Two years after the completion of his law degree, Sen. Perry and Christine welcomed to their lives a son, Major.

Sen. Perry previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District Court. He is currently the managing attorney of Perry Law Firm, LLC.

   In 2003, Sen. Perry embarked on an additional career, professional comedy. He is the past, "King of the International Cajun Joke Telling Contest™." He has registered the trademark name, "The Cajun Ambassador." As one of the most sought after Cajun entertainers in the country, he has been featured on television and in newspapers throughout the United States and has performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando and in Washington, D.C.
  In 2007, Sen. Perry was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives to serve District 47, where he represented Cameron and Vermilion Parish. In October of 2009, Sen. Perry and Christine welcomed home their fourth child, a little girl named Marlee.

  In 2011, Sen. Perry won a special election for Senate District 26, which encompasses Vermilion Parish and portions of Acadia, Lafayette and St. Landry parishes. Sen. Perry is a Born Again Christian and resides with his beautiful bride and their four beautiful children in Kaplan.


Senator Jonathan W. Perry

District Office
P.O. Box 100 Kaplan, LA 70548

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E-mail Address

Legislative Assistant
Melinda Frith

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