Jerome Zeringue
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Jerome Zeringue
Jerome Peter Zeringue
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 52nd district

January 2016
Gordon Dove, Sr.
Personal details
BornApril 1962 (1962-04) (age 58)
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceHouma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
Alma mater
OccupationState employee

Jerome Peter Zeringue (born April 1962)[1] is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 52 in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes in south Louisiana. On January 11, 2016, Zeringue succeeded the term-limited Gordon Dove, Sr., in the state House; Dove was instead elected as the president of Terrebonne Parish.

In the October 24, 2015 primary election, Zeringue, with 5,049 votes (50.03 percent), defeated by six votes another Republican candidate, J J Buquet, who polled 5,043 votes (49.97 percent).[2]

Zeringue resides in Houma and has been a state employee. He studied at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.[3]

Early in 2016, Zeringue joined a large House majority, 76 to 28, in supporting legislation by Representative Katrina Jackson, a Democrat from West Monroe, that increases beginning April 1, 2016, the state sales tax by one cent over eighteen months. The time frame was subsequently increased to twenty-seven months to extend through June 30, 2018. Joining Zeringue in support of the bill were area legislators, Tanner Magee, another Houma Republican, and Democrat Jerry "Truck" Gisclair of Larose in Lafourche Parish. Republican Beryl Amedee of Gray in Terrebonne Parish and Independent Dee Richard of Thibodaux did not support the tax hike.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Jerome Zeringue". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Results for Election Date: 10/24/2015". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Jack McFarland". intelius.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Jeremy Harper (February 27, 2016). "Local lawmakers mixed on tax hikes". Houma Today. Retrieved 2016.



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