Troy Hebert

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Troy Michael Hebert
Louisiana State Senator from District 22, including Iberia Parish
In office
January 2008 – November 2010
Preceded by Craig Romero
Succeeded by Fred Henry Mills, Jr.
Louisiana State Representative from District 49 (Iberia and Vermilion parishes)
In office
1996–2008
Preceded by Ted Haik
Succeeded by Simone B. Champagne
Personal details
Born (1966-04-19) April 19, 1966 (age 51)
Louisiana
Political party Democrat-turned-Independent
Spouse(s) Divorced
Children Hailey, Cade, and Chad Hebert
Residence

Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Occupation Businessman

Troy Michael Hebert (born April 19, 1966) is a politician from Jeanerette, Louisiana, who is the Commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC).[1] Hebert was appointed commissioner by Republican Governor Bobby Jindal. He has served in the Louisiana House of Representatives and Louisiana State Senate.[2][3]

Legislative career[edit]

Hebert served from 1991 to 1995 on the Iberia Parish Council, equivalent to county commission in most other states, before being elected for three terms as a Democrat to the Louisiana House.[3] Hebert served as chairman of the House Insurance Committee before being removed in March 2004 by the Speaker Joe R. Salter after Hebert voted against the renewal of a tax on business utilities.[4]

In 2007, Hebert was term limited in the state House from District 49 (Iberia and Vermilion parishes). He was elected as a Democrat to represent District 22 in the State Senate.[5] He won the general election over Republican Jeff Landry, 52-48 percent. In 2010, Landry was elected to the United States House of Representatives to succeed candidate Charlie Melancon, who lost the U.S. Senate race to David Vitter.[5] After his election, Hebert was appointed chairman of the Senate Environment Committee.[6]

In March 2010, Hebert changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Independent. He indicated that he wanted to work with lawmakers from both parties and to be able to support proposals regardless of which party advanced them.[7]

Commissioner of the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control[edit]

Hebert is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for using his position to extort sex from a woman who experienced problems with ATC over a liquor license for her New Orleans restaurant.

Hebert announced in June 2010 that he would not seek a second term in the state senate in the fall of 2011. He resigned from the senate on November 24, 2010, to accept the appointment as Commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.[3] He succeeds Murphy Painter who resigned in August 2010. The position pays $107,000 annually.[8] State Representative Fred Henry Mills, Jr., of St. Martin Parish won the special election for Hebert's unexpired Senate term by defeating several opponents, including House colleague Simone B. Champagne of Jeanerette.

Personal life[edit]

Hebert is the son of Elton Charles Hebert (1930–2005).[9] He is divorced and the father of two children, Hailey and Cade Hebert. He studied diesel mechanics at a vocational school and then attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, then known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana.[10] From 1983 to 1988, he was a sugar cane farmer. He has also been a carpenter and contractor. He is a member of the Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce. Hebert is a Roman Catholic.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Sen. Hebert named ATC Commissioner". The Gonzales Weekly Citizen. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  2. ^ http://louisianavoice.com/2016/01/26/fbi-said-investigating-troy-hebert-for-using-office-to-extort-sex-from-woman-in-exchange-for-fixing-licensing-problems/name=leaves
  3. ^ a b c "Hebert leaves Senate". Daily Iberian. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  4. ^ "'No' vote costs legislator a chairmanship". United Press International. 2004-03-23. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  5. ^ a b "Hebert takes Senate race in close vote". Daily Iberian. 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Hebert to chair Senate panel". Daily Iberian. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  7. ^ "State Sen. Troy Hebert switches to independent" (PDF). Louisiana State Senate. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  8. ^ "Hebert replaces Painter as ATC commissioner". WXVT. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  9. ^ "Social Security Death Index". ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Louisiana: Troy Hebert", Who's Who in American Politics, 2007-2008 (Marquis Who's Who: New Providence, New Jersey, 2007), p. 660
  11. ^ "Troy M. Hebert". votesmart.org. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
Louisiana Senate
Preceded by
Craig Romero
Louisiana State Senator from District 22 (Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes)

Troy Michael Hebert
2008–2010

Succeeded by
Fred Henry Mills, Jr.
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ted Haik
Louisiana State Representative from District 49 (Iberia and Vermilion parishes)

Troy Michael Hebert
1996–2008

Succeeded by
Simone B. Champagne