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  • Jay was elected to the Baton Rouge Metro Council in 1988.

  • According to La. Political Fax Weekly, "Jay Dardenne... is widely regarded as one of the most talented lawmakers to ever serve in the Capitol."

  • Louisiana’s film industry supports more than 15,000 jobs statewide and generates more than $1 billion every year.

  • Jay authored the bill that created the Community and Technical College System in Louisiana.

  • Jay twice chaired the Local Organizing Committee for the National Senior Sports Classic held in Baton Rouge.

  • Jay conducts a presentation called, “Why Louisiana Ain’t Mississippi,” a lively and colorful look at LA’s culture, history, music and politics.

  • As Secretary of State, Jay created geauxbiz.com to help foster new businesses in Louisiana.

  • Jay had the idea for Louisiana’s tourism slogan: Pick your passion.

  • Jay passed the law that provides training to move people from welfare to work.

  • Jay fought for and created a single State Board of Ethics.

  • Jay authored the bill that created the Community and Technical College System in Louisiana.

  • Jay passed constitutional amendments on term limits, coastal erosion, and victims' rights.

  • A record, 26.6 million people visited Louisiana in 2012

  • Jay’s oldest son is an actor/comedian living in Hollywood.

  • Jay's first elected position was 1st Grade Class President. He campaigned that he would put Coke in all the water fountains.

  • 8,000 new tourism jobs were created in 2012.

  • Jay was Student Body President at LSU in 1976.

  • Jay created new laws to fight voter fraud, protected our elections after Katrina and punished election violators.

  • Jay has performed with Grammy winner and Louisiana native Chubby Carrier twice on the washboard.

  • Jay won the "Vile Pun" category of the International Bulwer-Lytton Bad Writing Contest.

  • In 1976, Jay joined Olympian Dorothy Hamill as one of 11 recipients of the Boy Scouts of America "Young American Award"

  • Jay fought Gov. Edwin Edwards' tax hike while in the State Senate, saving LA taxpayers $500 million.

  • As. Lt. Governor, Jay eliminated the highest paid position in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, saving the state more than $100,000/year.

  • In 2012, visitors spent $10.7 billion in Louisiana.

  • Jay authored laws that put victims’ rights in the state constitution.

  • For every dollar Louisiana invests in tourism, advertising and promotion, it receives $17 in return.

  • Jay saved Louisiana taxpayers $6 million by delaying his swearing in as Lt. Governor.

  • Jay fought Gov. Edwin Edwards tax hike while in the State Senate, saving LA taxpayers $500 million.

  • As Sec. of State, Jay saved the state at least $300,000 by consolidating or eliminating high paying administrative jobs.

  • 8,000 new tourism jobs were created in 2012.

  • Jay served 15 years in the State Senate, four years as Secretary of State and is in his fourth year as Lt. Governor.

  • In 2012, tourism generated $665 million in tax revenue for Louisiana.

  • As Sec. of State, Jay saved the state at least $300,000 by consolidating or eliminating high paying administrative jobs.

  • Jay’s oldest son, John Dardenne, is a stand-up comedian in Hollywood.

  • Jay created a nationally acclaimed law that requires DNA testing for criminals.

  • Jay was first elected Secretary of State in 2006.

  • Jay led the charge to repeal the death tax and the gift tax.

  • Jay authored a list of the "200 Most Notable People in Louisiana History" to help celebrate our state's bicentennial in 2012.

  • Jay authored the constitutional amendment that created term limits for politicians.

  • In 2012, tourism generated $665 million in tax revenue for Louisiana.

  • Poverty Point State Historic Site in Pioneer, LA contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America.

  • Jay has performed with Grammy winner and Louisiana native Chubby Carrier twice on the washboard.

  • In 2012, visitors spent $10.7 billion in Louisiana.

  • Jay is a member of the Baton Rouge High School Hall of Fame and the Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame at LSU.

  • A record, 26.3 million people visited Louisiana in 2012.

  • Jay spearheaded reform of the river pilots' system, and reduced government waste as the chairman of the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee.

  • Jay would be the first person elected Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Louisiana.

  • Jay was named as Significant Sig; the highest honor given by Sigma Chi Fraternity.

  • Jay fought for and created a single State Board of Ethics.

  • As. Lt. Governor, Jay eliminated high paid government positions saving the state $140,000/year.

  • Jay was elected to the Baton Rouge Metro Council in 1988.

  • Jay created a nationally acclaimed law that requires DNA testing for criminals.

  • Jay has two grown sons, John (28) and Matt (26).

  • Jay was first elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010.

  • Jay has hosted the Jerry Lewis Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for more than 30 years.

  • As Secretary of State, Jay established the Heroes and Heritage Trail, which links and celebrates the museums under the Department of State.

  • Jay saved Louisiana taxpayers $6 million by delaying his swearing in as Lt. Governor.

  • Lt. Governor Dardenne conducts a presentation called, “Why Louisiana Ain’t Mississippi,” a lively and colorful look at LA’s culture, history, music and politics.

  • Poverty Point State Historic Site in Pioneer, LA contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America.

  • Jay was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 1992.

  • Former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown asked Jay to be a walk-on for the Tigers basketball team in 1972.

  • Jay had the idea for Louisiana’s tourism slogan: Pick Your Passion.

  • Jay was first elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010.

  • Jay authored laws that created term limits for politicians.

  • Jay has been a Republican throughout his time in public service.

  • Jay spearheaded reform of the river pilots' system, and reduced government waste as the chairman of the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee.

  • Jay was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 1992.

  • As Secretary of State, Jay created geauxbiz.com to help foster new businesses in Louisiana.

  • In 2012, tourism generated $665 million in tax revenue for Louisiana.

  • Jay authored laws that put victims’ rights in the state constitution.

  • Jay has two grown sons, John (28) and Matt (26).

  • Jay has been a Republican throughout his time in public service.

  • Jay is a cancer survivor.

  • According to La. Political Fax Weekly, "Jay Dardenne... is widely regarded as one of the most talented lawmakers to ever serve in the Capitol."

  • Jay has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from Victims and Citizens Against Crime, LA Assoc. of Private Colleges, and Universities and LA Youth Seminar

  • Jay passed the law that provides training to move people from welfare to work.

  • Jay was Student Body President at LSU in 1976.

  • Jay’s oldest son John is a stand-up comedian in Hollywood.

  • Jay was first elected Secretary of State in 2006.

  • Jay passed constitutional amendments on term limits, coastal erosion, and victims' rights.

  • For every dollar Louisiana invests in tourism, advertising and promotion, it receives $17 in return.

  • Jay’s wife Cathy is an administrator at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

  • Jay served 15 years in the State Senate, 4 years as Secretary of State and is in his fourth year as Lt. Governor.

  • Jay was named National Republican Legislator of the Year in 2003.

  • For every dollar Louisiana invests in tourism, advertising and promotion, it receives $17 in return.

  • Jay led the charge to repeal the death tax and the gift tax.

  • Jay created new laws to fight voter fraud, protected our elections after Katrina and punished election violators.

  • Jay was reelected Secretary of State in 2007, winning 61 of 64 parishes with 758,000 votes.

  • Louisiana’s film industry supports more than 15,000 jobs statewide and generates more than $1 billion every year.

  • Jay authored the Motion Picture Tax Credit in 2002, paving the way for Louisiana to become Hollywood of the South.

  • Jay was reelected Secretary of State in 2007, winning 61 of 64 parishes with 758,000 votes.

  • Jay has been the president or chairman of 10 non-profit entities in Louisiana.

  • Former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown asked Jay to be a walk-on for the Tigers in 1972

  • Jay was named National Republican Legislator of the Year in 2003.

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  • Jay is a cancer survivor.

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