Greg Cromer (politician)

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George Gregory "Greg" Cromer
Louisiana State Representative from District 90 (St. Tammany Parish)
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Preceded by Matthew Peter Schneider, III
Personal details
Born June 1958
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Peggy Sue Mizell Cromer
Children George Clayton Cromer

Carolyn Nicole Cromer

Alma mater Southeastern Louisiana University
Occupation Lockheed Martin employee

George Gregory Cromer, known as Greg Cromer (born June 1958), has been since 2008 a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 90 in St. Tammany Parish.[1] Formerly, Cromer was the District G city council member in Slidell, Louisiana.[2]

Cromer graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management technology from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.[3] He has been employed in New Orleans by Lockheed Martin at the Michoud Assembly Facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.[4]

Cromer was elected to the House when the term-limited Matthew Peter Schneider, III, ran unsuccessfully for the Louisiana State Senate.[1]

Slidell is also represented in the House by a second Republican, Kevin Pearson from District 76, who joined Cromer in a dual town hall meeting in April 2011.[5] Cromer is a member of the House committees on Civil Law and Procedure, Governmental Affairs, and Retirement.[4] Pearson is chairman of the Retirement Committee.[5] Cromer and Pearson have developed a close working relationship and often appear together at civic meetings before constituents. The two issued a joint press released on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: "The economic impact is already being felt in our community, and we will take all appropriate steps to address the situation from every possible level."[6] Cromer has also addressed the issue of flooding in the Slidell area and the required steps to remedy high water.[7]

Cromer and the St. Tammany legislative delegation worked to procure the widening of Interstate 12 from four to six lanes in the Slidell area, a $26 million project. In the dedication of the project, Governor Bobby Jindal said that the state had spent $122 million in transportation projects in St. Tammany Parish alone from 2008 to 2011 and $3.6 billion statewide on roads and ports during the same time period. The state also spent $220 million in the I-12 corridor from East Baton Rouge Parish to St. Tammany Parish.[8] Cromer was reelected in the primary election held on October 22, 2011. He received 5,030 votes (74.9 percent) to 1,683 ballots (25.1 percent) for his intraparty rival, J. "Ron" Eldridge.[9]

On April 22, 2012, Cromer resigned his membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council. He had been the State Chairman for Louisiana.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012". legis.state.la.us. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Slidell bids MSSG-11 farewell, thanks Marines for their help, September 16, 2005". leatherneck.com. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rep. Greg Cromer (R)". congress.org. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Project Vote Smart". votesmart.org. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "For Immediate Release: Greg Cromer, April 8, 2011". gregcromer.net. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "For immediate release: Greg Cromer, May 4, 2010". gregcromer.net. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "State Rep. Greg Cromer to discuss flood protection in Slidell". New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 28, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ Harvey, Christine (March 2, 2011). "Gov. Bobby Jindal helps to break ground on I-12 widening project near Slidell". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Louisiana primary election returns, October 22, 2011". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.republicreport.org/2012/louisiana-republican-state-chairman/
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Matthew Peter Schneider, III
Louisiana State Representative from District 90 (St. Tammany Parish)

George Gregory "Greg" Cromer
2008–

Succeeded by
Incumbent