He was born and raised in Jefferson Parrish. As a young teen, Lirette served in Civil Air Patrol (CAP) where he crisscrossed Louisiana and the United States in airplanes and trucks performing search and rescue missions. Having spent much time on military bases as a youth, Lirette followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by joining the military. Lirette proudly served in the United States Army as an Air Traffic Controller.
While still serving the U.S. on Active Duty, Lirette began his career in information technology where he has worked for 25 years. . He worked 10 years for Microsoft as an Escalation Engineer at the highest level of support. He’s also worked for tech giants Citrix and Dell.
To be closer to his special needs sister and elderly father, Lirette returned to New Orleans where he’s consulted and worked for the largest and smallest law firms in New Orleans. Lirette has also consulted for parish, state, and federal government in various roles. Recently Lirette served in a critical role for Entergy allowing the company to migrate over 18,000 Windows devices with over 3000 total applications all used internally by the Entergy companies.
Having experienced the tough jobs market due to the pandemic, Lirette understands the issues confronting so many in south Louisiana. He promises to make reviving the economy and growing jobs a top priority. He will use his real-life experience to deal with big tech, bring high tech jobs to the area, enable workers to increase technology skills now expected of everyone, and upgrade technology for the area.
As a veteran, Lirette is a lifetime member of the NRA and a NRA Certified instructor. He is a proud supporter and defender of all Constitutional Rights.
Greg has been intimately aware of how low tech south Louisiana is compared to other parts of the nation. In fact even pre-pandemic high tech jobs such as in Greg’s field pay approximately 30% less if the same job is located in south Louisiana.
People with jobs that have typically depended on tourism or service industry have been hit especially hard! People in our district need training to work in this modern era of technology. Restaurants and bars have been hit especially hard with lockdowns. The UK strand is thought to be 50% more effective in transmitting. The answers in opening is a combination of factors which Greg addresses in detail. However, one thing is known for sure which is lockdowns are not effective and cause much more harm than good.
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