Bret Allain

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Robert LeBreton "Bret" Allain, II
Louisiana State Senator from District 21 (Iberia, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne parishes)
Assumed office
January 9, 2012
Preceded by Butch Gautreaux
Personal details
Born (1958-11-18) November 18, 1958 (age 58)
Jeanerette, Louisiana[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kimberly M. Allain

Quin Elise Allain
Emma Marie Allain

R. L. Allain, III
Residence Adeline, Louisiana[1]
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Occupation Sugar cane farmer

Robert LeBreton Allain, II, known as Bret Allain (born November 18, 1958), is a sugar cane farmer and businessman from Jeanerette, Louisiana and brought up in St. Mary and Iberia parished in Louisiana,[1] who is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate from District 21, which encompasses all of St. Mary and portions of Iberia, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes.[2]

Allain graduated in 1980 with a degree in agricultural engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.[3]

He was elected outright in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 22, 2011 for the right to succeed the term-limited Democratic Senator Butch Gautreaux of Morgan City. Allain received 14,618 votes (51.4 percent) in the contest with another Republican, Darrin Guidry, a newspaper publisher from Houma,[2] who polled 13,846 votes (48.6 percent). No Democrat sought Gautreaux's seat in the revised district.[4]

Allain lists flood protection at the top his legislative priorities: "It's important we protect people from hurricanes and back-water flooding. One project that proved itself during the Mississippi River flooding is the sinking of the barge in Bayou Chene. That probably saved hundreds of homes in Terrebonne and St. Mary parishes. I also want to move the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system along."[2]"We will continue to fight for as much money as we can for funding for levees and the Bayou Chene project." Allain said.[2]

Allain is committed to completing Interstate 49, the Shreveport to Lafayette superhighway. A pending plan would upgrade U.S. Highway 90 between New Orleans and Lafayette into an interstate-quality highway.[2]