Special election - Congressional District 2

Greg Lirette

Greg Lirette announced his candidacy for Congress in the Special Election on March 20th for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District.

“After very serious deliberation and talking over with my family, I’m proud to announce my candidacy for Congress. We need a new voice with real-life experience in Washington, not more professional politicians. I will always put people ahead of politics,” said Lirette “Having proudly served our country in the United States Army and having worked in the information technology industry, I have a unique skill set that benefits this district.”

People are excited to have Lirette a cyber and IT person in Congress. The only candidate with a detailed Covid-19 and veterans plan. 

His platform includes

Greg Lirette is a proud New Orleanian.

“Our nation and the people of southern Louisiana are in a crisis.  We need solutions not rhetoric.   As the next Representative, I will be a forward thinking —not a go along to get along bench warmer. I intend to continue to lead with new ideas and solutions to problems,” said Lirette.

“We need a pro-economic growth Congressman who will help put people back to work safely.  You can count on me to support the small businesses who create three out of every four new jobs and to improve technology to create more high-tech jobs which are the future,” said Lirette.  “I will also work to end politics as usual.  I will serve with honor and I will work to restore people’s faith in Congress by cleaning up the system.  Finally, having served in the U.S. Army, I know the sacrifices our men and women have made to defend our freedoms.  I will make sure that they get the support they need.”

 

“Our nation and the people of southern Louisiana are in a crisis.  We need solutions not rhetoric.   As the next Representative, I will be a forward thinking —not a go along to get along bench warmer. I intend to continue to lead with new ideas and solutions to problems,” said Lirette.

“We need a pro-economic growth Congressman who will help put people back to work safely.  You can count on me to support the small businesses who create three out of every four new jobs and to improve technology to create more high-tech jobs which are the future,” said Lirette.  “I will also work to end politics as usual.  I will serve with honor and I will work to restore people’s faith in Congress by cleaning up the system.  Finally, having served in the U.S. Army, I know the sacrifices our men and women have made to defend our freedoms.  I will make sure that they get the support they need.”

 

Background on Greg Lirette

Greg Lirette is a proud New Orleanian.

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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