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About Jason Amato

About Jason

 

I've spent the last 23 years actively serving as an elected public servant, and my whole life proactively being involved in our local community. During this time, I've collaborated with other leaders in our region and state to initiate, progress, and most importantly, complete many quality-of-life improvements. 

 

Having recently retired from Shell Chemical in Geismar after 34 years, I will be your full-time State Representative. Our district deserves its representative to give his all, and I'm committed to doing that. However, my primary role is always to be a husband and father. I have been married to my wife Nancy for 34 years. Together, we have two daughters and recently welcomed our first grandchild, Colt. 

Conservative Leader 

I was the first Republican elected to public service in St. James Parish. As a true conservative, I'm willing to stand for traditional values, even when that means making a path where there wasn't one before. However, I know that as a community and as a state, nothing gets done without leadership partnering together. I'm committed to working with our Local and State Officials to promote conservative values while fighting for the greater good of all residents of District 81.

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Key Issues

I'll be the voice that will champion the issues most important to District 81.
 
Drainage and hurricane protection have to be prioritized to protect our homes and our familiesI will address the current issues with our Homeowner Insurance and Flood Insurance programs that are directly impacting our Residents and Businesses. 

Roads and bridges are crucial to our infrastructure. I will work to ensure the road and bridge projects currently slated for District 81 remain funded and completed on schedule.

Public safety needs better funding, support, and resources.
 
Education is the key to our children and our state's future. As a state, we need to fully support teachers, fight for funding in our school systems, and strengthen our schools.  

I have the conservative values, political knowledge, emergency response experience, and expansive leadership skills to immediately step into the State Capital and be effective for our community as the next State Representative in District 81. I'm committed to tackling whatever challenges our state faces over the next four years.

Community

Involvement

  • 20+ years as the St. James Parish Christmas Eve Bonfire Permit Coordinator

  • Festival of the Bonfires Committee Member

  • 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1817

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church Lector and Sacristan

  • Volunteer Teacher for the 7th Grade Public School Religion Program

  • Distinguished Graduate of St. Peter Chanel Interparochial School

  • United Way Volunteer

  • Member of the St. James Parish 4-H Parents Advisory Board

  • St. James Parish Girl’s Softball & Soccer Volunteer Coach

  • Member of the Lutcher Quarterback Club

  • Member of Pelican Point Golf Club

Public Service &

Business Experience

  • 23 Years of Elected Service in St. James Parish​

  • Town of Lutcher Alderman -  2000 – 2008

  • St. James Parish District 2 Councilman 2008 – 2023 (Currently serving 4th term)

  • 4th year appointed to the statewide Louisiana Transportation Authority

  • Member of the St. James Parish Economic Development Board

  • Member of the Louisiana Police Jury Association

  • Registered Republican - 1st Republican elected to office in St. James Parish

  • 30+ years as a Lutcher Volunteer Fireman

  • 8 years as the Lutcher Volunteer Fire Chief

  • Certified by LSU, Delgado, and Texas A&M in Incident Command and Emergency Response

  • Certified in the Six Sigma Lean Principles, Causal Reasoning, and Leadership Development

  • Certified in Emergency Response Leadership & National Incident Management (NIMs)

Family &

Personal

  • Married to Nancy Ordoyne Amato

  • Children: Randi Amato Stewart and husband, Wyatt Stewart (from Livingston Parish); Rayni Amato - 3rd Year Law Student at LSU

  • One grandchild - Colt Allan Stewart (born May 2023)

  • Lutcher High School Graduate

  • Ascension Vocational Technical in Sorrento Graduate

  • Retired from Shell Chemical Geismar Site - Production Excellence Manager 34 years of service with 34 years of perfect attendance

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