State Representative Jim Tucker was elected to represent House District 86, which serves Jefferson Parish and the Westbank of Orleans Parish, in March 2001. Tucker served on the Insurance, Labor and Transportation, Highways and Public Works committees from 2001 to 2008 and was Chairman of the Republican Legislative Delegation from 2004 to 2008. He was elected Speaker of the House in January, 2008, ** the first Republican Speaker of the House since Reconstruction. As Speaker, Tucker named the chairmen of seventeen House standing committees.
He is the Managing Member of Tucker Properties, a real estate development firm. He was the Founding Partner of Holley, Tucker, Bossier and Nosacka Financial Advisors.
Tucker graduated from O.P. Walker Senior High School in New Orleans. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of New Orleans.
He is married to the former Marisol Fernandez
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