John Neely Kennedy
|John Neely Kennedy|
|United States Senator|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2017
Serving with Bill Cassidy
|Preceded by||David Vitter|
|Treasurer of Louisiana|
January 10, 2000 – January 3, 2017
John Bel Edwards
|Preceded by||Ken Duncan|
|Succeeded by||Ron Henson (acting)|
|Born||November 21, 1951|
Centreville, Mississippi, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (Before 2007)|
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University (BA)|
University of Virginia (JD)
Magdalen College, Oxford
John Neely Kennedy (born November 21, 1951) is an American politician. He is the United States Senator from Louisiana. Before becoming a senator, he was the State Treasurer of Louisiana. He is a member of the Republican Party.
He served five terms as Treasurer of Louisiana. He took office in the United States Senate on January 3, 2017, after defeating Democratic candidate Foster Campbell in the Senate election runoff by over 21 percentage points.
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