Rep. Charlie Melancon
U.S. Congressman and 2010 Democratic senatorial candidate
Charlie Melancon represents the Third Congressional District of Louisiana, which includes much of southeast Louisiana. Melancon was born and raised in Napoleonville, Louisiana, a town of 600 people on the Louisiana bayou. After graduating college, Melancon returned to Napoleonville to raise a family with his wife, Peachy. He owned and ran several small businesses, including an insurance agency and a chain of ice cream shops. Melancon worked for the state’s sugar industry before winning election to the US House in 2004. He is a 2010 Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.