Gary (Gary) L. Smith, Jr. (D-19)

State Senator Gary Smith

Gary (Gary) L. Smith, Jr. (D-19)
Email - Web Site

Capitol: 225.342.2040
FAX: 225.342.1140
District: 985.764.9122
Room B-254 State Capitol 900 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
PO Box 189
Norco, LA 70079
Residence:Norco, LA

Committee Assignments


State Senator Gary Smith is an attorney and business man and a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish. He and his wife,Katherine, have one son, Henry, and one daughter, Anna Pierce. Senator Smith represents St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes and parts of Lafourche and Jefferson Parishes. The conservative democrat is serving his second term in the Senate. He previously served three terms in the House of Representatives. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -Louisiana Senator (2012-present) -Louisiana House of Representative (2000-2012) -Attorney - (1998-present) -Management - Magnolia Holdings, Inc (1997-present) -Executive - Magnolia Companies of Louisiana (1998-present) -Associate - Tarza & Gelderman, LLC (1998-1999) -Law Clerk - Tarza & Gelderman, LLC (1997-1998) -Supervisor - Maintenance Dredging, LLC (1992-1997) -Field Hand - Maintenance Dredging, LLC (1985-1992) -Intern for U.S. Representative W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (Summer 1993) -Intern for U.S. Senator John Breaux (Summer 1992) -Page for 101st Congress(Summer 1989) EDUCATION -Tulane Law School - L.L.M. (1999) -Loyola Law School - J.D. (1998) -Louisiana State University - B.S. (1994) -Destrehan High School (1991) MEMBERSHIPS -First Baptist Church of Norco -Norco Civic Association -Montz Civic Association -Sons of the American Legion (SAL) -29th JDCBar Association -40th JDCBar Association -Louisiana State Bar Association -Ducks Unlimited -American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) -Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) -National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) -Acadiana Delegation -Secretary of Rural Caucus -Jefferson Caucus -Sportsman Caucus -Democratic Caucus -River Parishes Caucus AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS -Who's Who in American Politics -Louisiana House Rural Caucus Achievement Award -State Legislative Session Business Champion Award -Tobacco Free Living Legislative Champion Certification of Appreciation -Nicholls State University Higher Education & Bayou Region Certification of Appreciation -Upislon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Key Women Educators of the River Parishes Golden Apple Award -Humane State Legislator of the Year Award

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2011    Next Election: 2023
Spouse: Katherine   DOB: 8/27/1972
Counties Representing
Jefferson Parish
Lafourche Parish
St. Charles Parish
St. John The Baptist Parish