Graduate of Kaplan High School1995
Northeast Louisiana University (ULM)
B.A. Criminal Justice
Member Kappa Sigma Fraternity2003
Graduate Southern University Law Center
(add. Info: drove back
and forth every day from Kaplan to Baton Rouge during law school.
While working at a local restaurant on weekends to support his
family. First year of law school was blessed with twin daughters,
Molli Elizabeth and Meredith Elyse).
During second year of
law school ran and was elected to the Kaplan city council. Youngest
elected official in the history of the city. Senator Perry was
appointed chairman of the finance and recreational committee.
1998 – 2000
Kaplan Police Department
rank of Sergeant
Graduated from A.L.E.T.A. (Acadiana Law
Served on Kaplan
Chairman of finance and recreation committee
Assistant District Attorney 15th Judicial
District (Vermilion Parish)
Prosecutor for all juvenile matter,
traffic violations, DWI violations and wildlife and fishery
District 47 (Cameron and Vermilion Parish)
Chairman of Acadiana
House Ways and Means
Natural Resources and Environment
Chairman of the Acadiana Delegation
Vice Chairman of the Acadiana Delegation
District 26 (Vermilion Parish and portions of Acadia, Lafayette
& St. Landry)
Chairman of Acadiana Delegation
Senate Judiciary C
Senate Municipal & Local Affairs
Select Committee on Veterans Affairs
Married to Christine LeBeouf Perry (1999) Four Beautiful children: Molli Elizabeth 14, Meredith Elyse 14, Major Andre’ 11 & Marlee Marie 6
John A. "Johnny" Berthelot
John Berthelot was elected to the
Louisiana House of Representatives in 2011 and serves House
which is situated entirely within Ascension Parish. He was recently
reelected, unopposed to serve his second term 2016-2020.
resident of Gonzales and a graduate of East Ascension High School,
Berthelot has held many past and present memberships on local and
Berthelot's public service began in 1976 when
he was elected first to the Gonzales Town Council and then to the
Gonzales City Council in 1980 when he served as Mayor Pro-Tempore. In
1984, Berthelot was elected Mayor of Gonzales. His efforts to cut taxes,
build up the city's financial reserve, and bolster the fire and
recreation departments were so impressive that he ran for Mayor of
Gonzales unopposed in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. In 2008,
Berthelot received the prestigious President's Award by the Louisiana
Municipal Association. After serving for 24 years, Berthelot retired as
mayor and soon after, decided to run for state representative and won.
Representative Johnny Berthelot served many years as LMA Vice President
District F- Also LMA Vice President at Large, LMA 1st Vice President ,
President LMA 1989-1990, LMA Past President 1990-2008.
Representative Johnny Berthelot was instrumental in organizing and
structuring the following LMA Service & Facilities: Serving on the Board
and Chairman of many of the following: Risk Management Inc- RMI,
Louisiana Municipal Gas Authority - LMGA, Louisiana Community
Development Authority- LCDA.
As state representative, during
his first term Berthelot served on the Appropriations, House and
Governmental Affairs, and the Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs
Committees and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. In his
second term Berthelot was appointed to be the Chairman of the Municipal,
Parochial and Cultural Affair Committee and still serves on
Appropriations and Joint Legislative Committees. He also is a member of
the Acadiana Delegation, the Capital Regional Legislative Delegation,
the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation and the Louisiana Rural
Johnny Berthelot is married to Paula Chauvin Berthelot.
Their family includes four wonderful children: Shelley, Kelley, Brad
and Kim and five grandchildren: Payton, Reid, Lennon, Gabe and Grant.
Berthelot's hobbies include cooking jambalaya, golfing and cheering for
the LSU Tigers.