A. G. Crowe
Crowe resides in Pearl River, Louisiana. He represented Louisiana State Senate District 1 (parts of Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Bernard, and Saint Tammany parishes) between 2008 and 2016. In 2007, he defeated the then-incumbent and then-Democrat Kenneth L. Odinet. He previously represented District 76 in the Louisiana House of Representatives between 2000 and 2008. He had unsuccessfully sought to represent Louisiana Senate District 12 in 1998. Crowe was previously an elected member of the Saint Tammany Parish School Board.
Education and business career
After finishing Francis T. Nicholls High School in New Orleans, Crowe obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. He has worked in sales for CaseCraft Manufacturing, Gillette-PaperMate, and Pentel. In 1982 he founded his own company, Saint Tammany Office Products (STOP), which in 1991 became the Northshore vendor for Xerox. In 2002 Crowe expanded his operation as a new company called The File Depot which has since moved beyond Saint Tammany Parish. He later started Shop Local USA, LLC with the primary mission of encouraging people to shop and support local businesses.
In the Senate, Crowe is vice chair of the Standing Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and International Affairs. He serves or has served on other standing and ad hoc committees, several of which are involved with Katrina relief. Crowe is also highly networked into a variety of community organizations and belongs to Ducks Unlimited, Louisiana Wildlife Association, and National Rifle Association. He is a self-professed conservative. He has won numerous accolades as a legislator including being chosen the 2002 “Legislator of the Year” by the Alliance for Good Government, a bipartisan Louisiana organization which presses for honesty and integrity in public office.
Crowe is married to Linda McCoin Crowe, a kindergarten teacher from Bogalusa, Louisiana. The couple has two children and seven grandchildren. He is an ordained Deacon at First Baptist Church, an affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention. A.G. Crowe is a Rotarian and 2 time Paul Harris Fellow.
- Crowe received 11625 votes (51.81%); Odinet, 10811 (48.19%). See Louisiana 2008 Senate District 1 results.
- Redistricting after the 2000 census shifted Crowe's residence from District 12 to the adjacent District 1. After losing to Crowe, Odinet switched to the Republicans and sought election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission but failed to get into the runoff (Louisiana 2008 PSC 1 first round results); the race was ultimately won by Republic Eric Skrmetta (Louisiana 2008 PSC 1 second round results).
- Crowe bio on Votesmart.org, Crowe listing on Peoplefinders.com, and "Louisiana state Rep. A.G. Crowe to seek Senate District 1 seat" in New Orleans CityBusiness, 2007 February 7 (accessed 2009 June 17).
- ""About A.G. Crowe" on his own site". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
- Crowe profile on Findarticles.com, Crowe bio on the Louisiana Senate site.