Julie Emerson
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Julie Emerson
Julie Cathryn Emerson
Louisiana State Representative for
District 39 (Lafayette and
St. Landry parishes)

January 2016
Stephen Ortego
Personal details
Born (1988-02-29) February 29, 1988 (age 32)
Homer, Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA
Political partyRepublican
Lafayette Parish
Alma materWestminster Christian Academy of Opelousas, Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of South Carolina

Julie Cathryn Emerson (born 1988) is an American small business owner and politician. She is from Carencro, Louisiana. She is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 39 in Lafayette and St. Landry parishes in South Louisiana.


Emerson was born in Homer in Claiborne Parish in North Louisiana and moved to Carencro with her family at the age of seven. She graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in Opelousas. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. After college, she established Lagniappe Communications Group, a public relations firm.

She sits on the board of trustees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 2012, she was elected to the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee and was part of the Louisiana delegation at the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions.

2015 election

On January 11, 2016, she succeeded incumbent Democratic Representative Stephen Ortego, whom she unseated in the primary election held on October 24, 2015. Emerson polled 6,149 votes (51 percent) to Ortego's 5,902 (49 percent).[1]


  1. ^ "Results for Election Date: 10/24/2015". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved 2015.

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