|Blake John Miguez|
|Louisiana State Representative for
District 49 (Iberia and Vermilion parishes)
|Preceded by||Simone B. Champagne|
|Residence||New Iberia, Louisiana, USA|
|Known for||Louisiana Public Official, Competitive shooter, USPSA Grand Master, Handgun World Champion, Handgun US National Champion, Area 4 Regional Champion, Louisiana State Champion, Reality TV History Channel's Top Shot|
Blake John Miguez (born November 1981) is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Iberia and Vermilion parishes. He won a special election on February 21, 2015, to succeed Simone B. Champagne, who resigned to become the chief administrative officer for the city of Youngsville in Lafayette Parish.
Miguez, the president and CEO of SeaTran Marine, defeated fellow Republican John Robert Bering (born March 1959) of Jeanerette in Iberia Parish, a United States Army veteran who works as a helicopter pilot servicing the Gulf of Mexico.
Miguez resides in New Iberia, Louisiana. He is an Executive in the Oil & Gas industry and a corporate attorney licensed in the State of Louisiana.
Miguez started shooting with his father at a local range at an early age. He started at USPSA and the International Practical Shooting Confederation when he was twelve years old. He started practicing with a Beretta 92F and became a Grand Master at the age of seventeen.
In 2010, in Top Shot competition, Miguez competed as part of the Blue Team. His team ended up winning six challenges. He was never nominated for elimination during that period. He was eliminated during the first week of the final half of the competition.
In 2011, Miguez won his fourth consecutive title at the USPSA Area 4 Handgun Championship, and his seventh title in that tournament since 2003.
In 2013, Miguez appeared on Top Shot (season 5).
- "Blake Miguez, November 1981". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved February 22, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- Mark Ballard. "Buddy Amoroso, Darrell Ourso to meet in runoff to represent southeast Baton Rouge in Louisiana House: Republicans vying for seat in Legislature". Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
- Blake Miguez: USPSA Grand Master and Top Shot Competitor on CheaperThanDirt (August 11, 2010)
- Limited Win Gives Rudy Project’s Miguez 4-Peat At USPSA Area 4 Shoot Out on AmmoLand (September 8, 2011)
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
Simone B. Champagne
|Louisiana State Representative for District 49 (Iberia and Vermilion parishes)
Blake John Miguez