David began his work as a bold, conservative reformer in the State Legislature. He led the fight for term limits against great odds – and won. He filed ethics complaints against illegal good ole boy deals – and won. And he cut wasteful spending and kept violent criminals in jail longer.
In Congress, David supported the Bush tax cuts that grew the economy, and helped strengthen our military for the War on Terror. He authored and passed legislation to clean up Lake Pontchartrain, create a prescription drug benefit for military retirees, and build vital highways in Louisiana.
David made history in 2004 as the first Republican ever elected to the U.S. Senate by the people of Louisiana. He was overwhelmingly reelected in 2010.
In the Senate, David has led the fight against Obamacare, Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders, wasteful deficit spending, and amnesty for illegal immigrants. He’s fought relentlessly for hurricane recovery and protection, coastal restoration, the Second Amendment, and a culture of protecting life. Most recently, he’s led the fight against the Washington exemption from Obamacare, demanding that Washington live by the laws it passes on America.
Born and raised in Louisiana, David is a respected business attorney. He earned his law degree with honors from Tulane Law School, where he was an Editor of the Law Review. Chosen a Rhodes Scholar for his leadership skills, he earned an economics degree with highest honors from Oxford University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard.
David and his wife Wendy live in Metairie with their four children Sophie, Lise, Airey, and Jack, and their rescue dog Ranger, who thinks he’s a fifth child.