Sen. Eddie Lambert is currently seeking his second term to Louisiana Senate District 18, representing the voters of East Ascension, Lower Livingston and St. James parishes.
He serves as vice chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and Homeland Security, and is also a member of the Environmental Quality, Insurance and Revenue & Fiscal Affairs committees.
Senator 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.
Lambert has long fought for the expansion of I-10 to Hwy. 73 in Prairieville, and I-12 across 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.
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 (married to Ben Petit), John and Lori; and one grandson: Theo Petit.
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.