Nathan Granger Announces His Campaign for Senate - Thursday, January 06, 2011
Nathan Granger, a local businessman, announced he will be a candidate in the special election to fill the unexpired term of Senator Nick Gautreaux. Granger has been a community leader and resident of Vermilion Parish for his entire life, and for the last 10 years has been owner/president of The Quality CompaniesĖ an oilfield service organization made up of two successful service companies. As a local businessman who knows what it takes to work within a budget and create jobs and opportunities for people, Nathan Granger believes he has the kind of experience the Senate could use more of in Baton Rouge. "Iíve created a thousand jobs as a small business owner and I want to help create even more jobs as a state Senator," Granger said. He continued, "Iím running for Senate because I have the business experience and leadership skills our families need in the legislature. Like most people Iím tired of sending the same people to Baton Rouge and expecting different results. If the people of District 26 want someone different, someone who will continue the fight for lower taxes and fees, and help small businesses create jobs, then Iím the right man for the job." Granger added, "Like most residents in District 26, I came from humble roots, worked my way through college, and started my business 10 years ago from scratch. That business has attained the distinction of the 138th fastest growing U.S. company, and helped create over 1,000 high paying jobs with full benefits right here in Acadiana. Iíll be a voice to help other small businesses in Louisiana create the jobs we need to keep our kids in Louisiana." Mr. Granger has a strong public service record that has included: serving on the Vermilion Parish Police Jury as Finance Chairman, as well as the White Lake Advisory Board; and is a member of both the Louisiana Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Breeders Associations. Heís also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the ULL Alumni Association and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3872. Nathan is actively involved in Vermilion parish youth sports. He serves on the Board of the Quality Sports Authority, as well as serving as a Coach for Youth Basketball and Baseball.
Nathan earned a Bachelorís Degree in Finance as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana Ė Lafayette (University of Southwestern Louisiana) and is an Erath High School graduate. Nathan resides in Erath with his wife of 20 years, the former Dana Langlinais, a school teacher, and their four children: Ross 14; Mason 11; Hannah 9; and Regan 3. Nathan and his family worship at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, are PRO-LIFE, and are supporters of LIFETEEN.
The election for Senate is set for February 19
with early voting starting February 8th. The 26th Louisiana Senate District includes all of Vermilion Parish, as well as parts of Acadia, Lafayette, and St. Landry parishes.