Council At-Large Division A

Honorable Ricky J. Templet

Honorable Ricky J. Templet
Council Chairman
Council-at-Large, Division A


Ricky Templet was elected to the Jefferson Parish Council for District 1 in October 2011. He began his four-year term as Councilman in January 2012. Prior to beginning his term as Councilman for District 1, Ricky served on the Jefferson Parish Finance Authority from 2007 through 2011.

Councilman Templet served as State Representative of District 85 from 2008 through 2011. As State Representative, he served on the Ways & Means, Criminal Justice, and Judiciary Committees, as well as the Joint Committee on Capital Outlay. Among the many pieces of legislation Ricky authored and helped pass are several pieces of legislation to stiffen the penalties for child predators and sex offenders. In addition was legislation to create the crime of the unlawful production, manufacturing, distribution, or possession of prohibited plants, and the addition of certain synthetic and hallucinogenic substances, including bath salts and synthetic marijuana, to the list of Controlled Dangerous Substances.

In 2001, Ricky was elected to the City of Gretna Council. He represented the residents of Gretna's District 4 through 2007.

Councilman Templet is a Founding Member and Past President of the Gretna Economical Development Association as well as Founder and Chairman of the Gretna Heritage Festival. Ricky also serves on the board of the Coastal Conservation Society and the board of Ducks Unlimited-Westbank. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus 1905, West Bank Rotary Club, Gretna Sportsman's Club and Gretna Historical Society.

In 2005, Ricky was the recipient of the Diamond Award by the Arkansas National Guard and recognized in Who's Who.

Ricky lives in Gretna with his wife and two children who, in 2005, were certified as a foster family in the State of Louisiana. He, also, owns and operates a catering business.


East Bank Location
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., 10th Floor
Jefferson, LA 70123-2337
Office: 736-6615
Fax: 731-4646

West Bank Location
General Government Building
200 Derbigny Street, 6th Floor
Gretna, LA 70053-5850
Office: 364-2616
Fax: 364-3499

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Ricky J. Templet, Councilman-at-Large, Division A
Brett Lawson, Chief of Staff Division A Councilmember