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Brett Geymann
State Representative, District 35, R-Lake Charles

Brett Geymann is currently serving as State Representative for District 35. He was first elected in 2004 and won the next two terms unopposed. He will complete his final term in 2016 when he will be term limited. He currently serves on the Appropriation and Joint Budget committees and is also a founding member of the Budget Reform Coalition.

Rep. Geymann opposes the Common Core State Standards for many reasons but some of the most important are the loss of control at the level closest to the student and a national curriculum through national testing that does not represent the differences in culture and character among the different states and regions. He has drafted legislation to place control back on the state and local level along with several bills that will allow Louisiana to "opt out" of the implementation of Common Core.

Rep. Geymann was elected to serve on the Republican State Central Committee 1996-2000 and elected to the Republican Parish Executive Committee as past chairman 1996-2000.

Rep. Geymann has received numerous awards as a State Legislator, some of which include:
o Gentleman of the House - 2012
o Outstanding Family Advocate - LA Family Forum 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
o Life and Liberty Award - LA Family Forum 2008 & 2011
o Lagniappe Magazine's Best State Legislator - 2012
o Legislative Award - ARSSC Families Association - 2010

Rep. Geymann is a graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles where he received his B.S. degree in Finance and Government. He is married to Kimberly and they have three children, Tyler, Nick and Katy. Tyler and Nick are both attending LSU in Baton Rouge and Katy is attending McNeese in Lake Charles.

Rep. Geymann works in the family business with his father, G&G Valve, and he and his wife co-own Outfitters Ink.

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