Attorney General Jeff Landry Takes Oath of Office

Landry Eager to Lead Louisiana Department of Justice

BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry was sworn in today as the new leader of Louisiana's Department of Justice.

"Taking the oath of office today reaffirms my pledge to the great people of Louisiana who entrusted me to defend the Constitution," said General Landry. "I am determined to reform the Department of Justice into an agency that efficiently and effectively fights federal overreach, supports economic liberty, and makes our communities safer."

General Landry, a Republican from Acadiana who defeated two-term incumbent Buddy Caldwell, said he was excited to begin serving as chief legal officer of the state.

"I am eager to begin the people's work. Our neighbors want an open, honest, and hardworking agency that treats everyone fairly and equally; I will work tirelessly to give them that," continued General Landry. "My team and I will assist citizens and job creators, law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and everyone from Shreveport to New Orleans, Lake Charles to Monroe so justice may be served throughout our state."

General Landry, whose oath was administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, concluded: "I am committed to protecting our state from crime, fraud, and abuse so we can make Louisiana an even better place to live, work, and raise our families."

Posted on January 11, 2016 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana.