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Gerard Landry is committed to growing Denham Springs in a controlled, fiscally sound way that provides our citizens with the services they want and need, while preserving our rich history.
Landry attended LSU and is a U.S. Army Veteran. In the Army, Landry served with the 4013th Garrison Unit. Married to Marian Miller Landry for 27 years, the Landry family includes seven children and twelve grandchildren. Their family has a variety of interests and careers: two are ministers, four are in finance, two are teachers, two are chemical plant supervisors and two are stay at home moms. Landry's family are also active members of Immaculate Conception Church.
Landry was raised on Convention Street in downtown Baton Rouge. He watched his father walk to work every day to his job at Kean's Cleaners. Both of Landry's parents are profoundly deaf. It is through his parents that he learned that there is no obstacle in life that is too great to overcome.
Landry began working at the age of 17, bagging groceries. One of his first jobs was at National Supermarket located in Denham Springs at the site of New Covenant Baptist Church. Landry's career with the grocery industry grew from bagging groceries to District Manager. As DM, Landry oversaw operations for stores in three states.
After 25 years, Landry left the National Supermarket when they closed their U.S. operations. He then began working at Associated Grocers as Director of Retail Development for stores in four states.