Hi! I am "Vinney" St. Blanc
I am Vincent J. "Vinney" St. Blanc and I want to be YOUR voice representing Louisiana House of Representatives District 50 which encompasses St. Mary & St. Martin Parishes. I am a lifelong Louisianan experienced in the business, political and education sectors of our State and a seasoned problem solver and negotiator.
The son of an oil field owner with first hand knowledge of the oil and gas industry with my career beginnings as a Louisiana educator and later coupled with entrepreneurial and political service has given me vast knowledge and great understanding of our State's economic and tax structure. My appointment to the Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges Board by Governor Kathleen Blanco, Governor Bobby Jindal and Governor John Bel Edwards has given me the opportunity to help grow the work force through continuing education and economic development.
On October 12, I humbly as for your vote to continue the progress set forth by State Representative Sam Jones as his seat becomes term limited.
Vincent "Vinney" St. Blanc
Candidate for Louisiana State Representative District 50
Serving the People with Kindness & Dignity.
Louisiana Community & Technical College Systems Board of Supervisors
Board Chairman from July 2010-2012
As a Member of the LCTCS Board I have gained knowledge of growing Louisiana's Workforce through Education and Economic Development while working across our Legislative aisles to bring forth bipartisan action.
Baldwin Lumber, LLC
Owner & Manager
As a small business owner I have gained first hand knowledge of the impact Louisiana's Economy has on the consumer which effects all aspects from Tourism, Economic Development to Cultural Development especially within our rural towns and cities.
Steward Building Materials
As a manager of a small business I've learned to be fiscally conservative when ensuring our budget was sound to create longevity while ensuring our workforce was paid adequately.
St. Mary Hardware & Gifts
Owner & President
As an owner and a Main Street Merchant not only being a part of the major city's tourism corridor but truly understanding how this major corridor of a City can directly impact the entire Quality of Life of citizens.
City of Franklin
Receiving unanimous support from the Franklin City Council to fill the outgoing Mayor's seat after receiving an appointment was truly humbling. I made the decision at the time not to run for another term as I too received an appointment by Governor Kathleen Blanco.
Centerville High School
Educator & Coach
Vocational Adult Education Teacher, Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Future Farmers of America Advisor, Basketball/Track Coach.
1978 - First State Championship Centerville High School (Track)
1976 - FFA State Champions and National Finalists for two judging teams.
Class of 1971
University of Southwestern Louisiana(USL)
Bachelor of Science
Major: Vocational Agriculture Education, Minor: Business
Certified Teacher, State of Louisiana
Class of 1966
Hanson Memorial High School
Receiving a Christ centered education has shaped me into the person I have become today. Truly treating people with dignity, respect and kindness will bless you throughout your years.
St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce
(2004 Citizen of the Year)
Optimist International Club Member & Past Officer
(1985 Outstanding Member)
Franklin Jaycees Member
West St. Mary Industrial Park
St. Mary Freemason
Outstanding Educator of the Year
Franklin Main Street
Economic Development Entrepreneur
I always feel the word Expertise is a bit broad in range. Who makes one an Expert? I've always preferred the words Passion and Concerns. Here are a few of my passions and concerns about our State I will fight to ensure District 50's continued progress or change: (In no particular order)