“The people of Louisiana are strong and tenacious, and I’m so honored to serve them as senator and proud to call it ‘home.’ I’m from the little town of Zachary, LA, and one thing I know for sure is that Louisiana values are my values. I wake up every day with one thing on my mind: doing right by Louisiana families and working hard for the taxpayer.”
-Sen. John Kennedy
John Kennedy was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 and won re-election in 2022. Sen. Kennedy serves on the Appropriations, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Budget, Judiciary and Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees in the U.S. Senate. He serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee of Energy and Water Development for the Appropriations Committee, the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee of Federal Courts for the Judiciary Committee, and the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee of Economic Policy for the Banking Committee
Before he became Senator in 2017, John Kennedy was elected to five terms as State Treasurer. As Treasurer, he oversaw the state’s $10.6 billion investment portfolios. He also oversaw local and state bond issues and returned millions of dollars in unclaimed property each year. Prior to his position as Treasurer, John served as Secretary of the Department of Revenue, Special Counsel to Governor Roemer and Secretary of Governor Roemer’s Cabinet. He was also an attorney and partner in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans law firm of Chaffe McCall.
John was raised in Zachary, LA. and graduated from Zachary High School. John graduated magna cum laude in political science, philosophy and economics from Vanderbilt, was president of his senior class, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.C.L. degree from Oxford University in England where he was a First Class Honors graduate. John has been an adjunct professor at LSU Law School and has been a volunteer substitute teacher for Louisiana public schools for over 15 years.
He resides in Madisonville, Louisiana, with his wife Becky and their son, Preston. They are founding members of the North Cross United Methodist Church.
Senator Kennedy is a true champion of conservative values and our constitutional rights. He believes that America is the greatest nation in all human history and that our freedoms must always be defended. As Senator, he has fought to lower taxes, protect your 2nd Amendment rights, secure the Southern border, and defend the lives of the unborn.