Sen. Eddie Lambert was elected to Louisiana Senate District 18 in 2015, to represent the voters of East Ascension, Lower Livingston and St. James parishes.
He campaigned on the accomplishments and experience he gained as a three-term State Representative for House District 59. In particular, Lambert is credited with working with his colleagues in the State Legislature to invest millions of dollars into major infrastructure projects through his area.
He is a self-employed attorney with a general practice in Gonzales for more than 30 years. He formerly served as an assistant district attorney with the 23rd Judicial District from 1985 to 1990. He is a graduate of LSU and the LSU Law School.
Lambert is married to Marilyn M. Lambert, and they have three children – Mary Claire, John and Lori. The Lambert’s recently celebrated Mary Claire’s marriage to Ben Petit, John’s graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and Lori’s graduation from Dutchtown High School.
Lambert and his family are members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited.
Lambert is a conservative, pro-life Republican, and a strong advocate of coastal restoration and the preservation of our wetlands. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys recreational and commercial fishing and hunting. Lambert has the unique distinction of being a licensed alligator trapper for the past 15 years. He is a strong advocate for investing in local infrastructure and local law enforcement.
During his term in the House, Lambert served on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Natural Resources and Environment Committee, Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, House Select Committee on Homeland Security and Joint Committee on Homeland Security. He is a member of the state’s Capital Region Legislative Delegation, Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, Louisiana Rural Caucus and Acadiana Delegation. He authored legislation to dedicate a portion of truck and trailer registration and licensing fees to roads in the state highway system that were ineligible for federal assistance. The bill, when fully implemented, added approximately $44 million per year in additional funding for non-federal aid roads. Lambert also authored a number of safety measures, such as House Concurrent Resolution 266 in 2006 to study the feasibility of installing median barriers along I-10 and I-12 to prevent crossover crashes, and House Concurrent Resolution 191 in 2015 to study the installation of flashing yellow arrows at major intersections for left-turning motorists in place of a permissive circular green signal. The installations of flashing yellow arrows have significantly reduced crashes in other states.
Lambert was a strong advocate for funding the expansion of I-10 to Highland Road in Baton Rouge, and I-12 to Range Avenue in Livingston Parish. He has been instrumental in directing DOTD to study the four-laning of Hwy 30 from its intersection with Hwy 42, just south of LSU to Hwy 61 in Ascension Parish and a west bank express way along the Hwy 1 and Hwy 3127 corridor as an alternative to a Baton Rouge Loop. He also has authored numerous bills to increase the funding of DOTD in order to meet the state’s backlog of transportation projects.
As a new member of the Louisiana Senate, Lambert has been appointed vice chairman of the Natural Resources committee, and to serve on the committees for Environmental Quality, Insurance, and Revenue & Fiscal Affairs.