Suzanne Mayfield Krieger

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Suzanne Mayfield Krieger
Louisiana House of Representatives (District 76 -- St. Tammany Parish)
In office
1992–1996
Preceded by Edward C. Scogin
Succeeded by Tom Thornhill
Personal details
Born ca. 1953
Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Charles William Krieger

Suzanne Mayfield Krieger (born ca. 1953) is a lifelong resident of Slidell, Louisiana, who represented District 76 (St. Tammany Parish) in the Louisiana House of Representatives as a Republican for a single term from 1992 to 1996. In 1995, she unsuccessfully sought the office of lieutenant governor, losing to Democratic future Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Lafayette.

Krieger polled 211,520 votes (16 percent) in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 21, 1995, for lieutenant governor, narrowly edging then State Representative Chris John of Crowley for the runoff (called general election in Louisiana) against Blanco. A member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission at the time, Blanco had led in the initial balloting with 44 percent of the vote.[1] In the second balloting, Blanco defeated Krieger, 964,559 (65.2 percent) to 513,613 (34.8 percent). In that same election, the Republican gubernatorial candidate Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., defeated the Democrat Cleo Fields by nearly the same margin that Blanco had topped Krieger.[2]

With a varied background in business, civic and governmental affairs, Krieger is a former member of the St. Tammany Parish School Board and a past president of the Greater Slidell Chamber of Commerce. She is the chairman of the Slidell Symphony Society and has been active in bringing the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to perform in the St. Tammany Parish schools.[3]

Krieger unseated fellow Republican Edward C. Scogin, a 20-year House veteran, in the general election held on November 16, 1991. On that same day, Edwin Washington Edwards defeated David Duke for the governorship.[4] Krieger did not seek reelection in 1995 because of her race for lieutenant governor. She was succeeded by Slidell trial lawyer Tom Thornhill.[1]

In 1999, Thornhill declined to run again for state representative, and Krieger sought to return to the legislature. She did not recover from the loss for lieutenant governor in 1995 and was narrowly defeated by fellow Republican A. G. Crowe of Slidell, 4,349 (50.6 percent) to 4,249 (49.4 percent).[5] Crowe, like Krieger, is a former member of the St. Tammany school board. He served District 76 for two terms before his election in 2007 to the Louisiana State Senate.

While in the state House, Krieger was a member of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Louisiana election returns, October 21, 1995". sos.louisiana.gov. Retrieved October 25, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Louisiana election returns, November 18, 1995". sos.louisiana.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Suzanne Mayfield Krieger". insidenorthside.com. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Louisiana election returns, November 16, 1991". sos.louisiana.gov. Retrieved October 25, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Louisiana election returns, November 20, 1999". sos.louisiana.gov. Retrieved October 25, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus". llwc.louisiana.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
Preceded by
Edward C. Scogin
Louisiana State Representative from District 76 (St. Tammany Parish)

Suzanne Mayfield Krieger
1992–1996

Succeeded by
Tom Thornhill