Mary Landrieu for Senate (LA)
Election Day: November 4, 2014
is Italian on her mother side and her family was among the large wave of
Sicilian immigrants that came to Louisiana during the nineteenth century. Her mother, Verna Satterlee Landrieu, was the daughter of Kent Satterlee
and Olga Helen Macheca.
Mary has been repeatedly highlighted by the Order Sons
of Italy in America as the first woman of Italian-American heritage to become a
United States Senator.
Mary L. Landrieu has been
fighting and winning for Louisiana since she was first elected to the Louisiana
state legislature at the age of 23. After serving eight years as a state
representative and two terms as State Treasurer, in 1996 she was elected to the US Senate. Mary’s key leadership positions in the Senate have allowed
her to successfully advocate for
and protect the interests of the people Louisiana and the nation at large:
countless jobs & funds to encourage economic growth throughout Louisiana.
In 2009, she received the Federal Leadership in Economic Development Award for
her efforts in promoting successful entrepreneurship. This past year, she supported the
transportation bill that provided over $700 million to Louisiana to build
roads, bridges, and critical infrastructure.
numerous policies and established provisions to help communities & families
rebuild in the face of the devastating hurricanes, oil spill, and flooding of
the Mississippi. Mary has led the charge to pass bipartisan,
comprehensive flood insurance to protect the nearly 500,000 families and
business in Louisiana that need affordable insurance in order to help rebuild
the coastal region.
- Helped secure affordable universal health care while introducing
measures to reduce our nation’s health care spending over the long term. Along
with her fellow female members of the Senate, she led
the #HerHealth initiative to insure that no company could deny women coverage
simply because of her gender.
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