Kenny Havard

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Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Havard
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 62 district
Assumed office
January 9, 2012
Preceded by Tom McVea
Personal details
Born March 1971
Place of birth missing
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Shondell Escher Havard
Children Two sons
Residence St. Francisville
West Feliciana Parish

Louisiana, USA

Alma mater Jackson (Louisiana) High School

ITI Technical College
Louisiana State University

Occupation Businessman
Religion Episcopalian

Kenneth Edward Havard, known as Kenny Havard (born March 1971), is a businessman from St. Francisville, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 62, which encompasses most of East and West Feliciana parishes and the northwest corner of East Baton Rouge Parish, including the city of Zachary.

Havard was elected to the position in general election held on November 19, 2011. The incumbent Tom McVea, a former Democrat-turned Republican was term-limited. Havard defeated the Democrat Ken Dawson, 6,626 (61.4 percent) to 4,170 (38.6 percent).[1]

A graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Louisiana, Havard attended ITI Technical College and Louisiana State University, both in Baton Rouge, to study industrial instrumentation and design. Prior to his election, he had worked for eighteen years as a manager of engineering sales and a business development executive in the petrochemical, oil, and natural gas industries. Havard vowed in his campaign announcement to work to "create new jobs ... streamline government and rescind current regulation that create barriers for business. We must encourage, not stifle, small business development."[2]

Havard is a member of Rotary International, the Lions Club and the East Feliciana Parish Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the trade association, the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. He volunteers for the Easter Seals Foundation. He has been a volunteer youth baseball coach and an appointed member of the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission.[2]

Havard and his wife, the former Shondell Escher, a public schoolteacher in St. Francisville, have two sons. They are affiliated with the historic Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville.[2]


  1. ^ "Louisiana general election returns, November 19, 2011". Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Running for Office: Kenny Havard". Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tom McVea
Louisiana State Representative from District 62 (East and West Feliciana parishes), part of East Baton Rouge Parish

Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Havard
2012 –

Succeeded by