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Rep. Karen St. Germain
D- Pierre Part

In 2003, Karen St. Germain was elected to the Louisiana House of Representative. Her district encompasses Assumption and Iberville Parishes. Karen serves as the chair for House Transportation Committee. Prior to being elected as State Representative, Karen worked as a legislative aide to former Representatives Charlie Melancon and Audrey McCain.

Karen has represented the people of District 60 for the past eight years. She has been Legislator of the year by the Child Care Association of Louisiana, Inc., Conservation Legislator of the year by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation, Legislator of the year by the Louisiana State Troopers Association in 2006. In 2006 and 2008 Karen was named Legislator of the year by the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association. Karen was awarded Legislator of the Year by the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana in 2009.

Karen is married to Kenneth St. Germain, together they have three sons. They reside in Pierre Part. Karen loves representing the people of District 60 and enjoys every opportunity to visit with them.

Current Topic


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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