Meet Tanner

Tanner is Committed to Family and Family Values

Tanner Magee is a Terrebonne native. He’s married to Kristen Magee and they raise their triplet daughters, age 6, in their home in Downtown Houma.

Tanner’s step-father Danny and mother Elaine Smith were long time local educators. From them, Tanner learned the value of education, and he is a supporter of teachers as the backbone of quality education. His father, Dennis Magee, grew up in Dularge and worked in Oil & Gas. Dennis passed away when Tanner was fifteen but still imparted in Tanner a strong work ethic.

Tanner is especially proud of his grandfathers, Ivy Smith, Philip “Philo” Melancon, and Carl Magee who were shining examples of the “Greatest Generation”. Any biography of Tanner’s upbringing would not be complete without mention of Tanner’s grandmother Nella “Nona” Melancon. Nona immigrated to the United States after WWII with four children to escape post-war European poverty. A true “American Dream” story, she provided a life for her children and grandchildren on the banks of the bayous of South Louisiana.

Being middle class on the salaries of teachers, Danny and Elaine sacrificed to send Tanner to Vandebilt Catholic High School because they wanted Tanner to have a Catholic education. From his Catholic faith, Tanner formed his conservative principles.



Tanner is Experienced in Government.

After graduating from LSU in 2002, Tanner obtained his Masters in Public Administration from LSU in 2004. He returned to Houma and worked at South Central Planning and Development Commission as a project manager. His job focused on infrastructure projects and economic development in South Louisiana. During his time at SCPDC, Tanner proudly helped develop the Seafood Recovery Program following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In 2007, Tanner decided to further his education and obtained a law degree from LSU. During law school, Tanner made the Chancellor’s list and was recognized for his advocacy skills by selection to the Moot Court Board, an honor for those students who excel in oral and written argument. These skills will be of great service if Tanner is elected for District 53.

Tanner now works a lawyer representing families and businesses on a variety of issues.



Tanner is Committed to the Community

In 2006, Tanner was one of the youngest members of Leadership Terrebonne, a program of the Chamber of Commerce focused on building community leaders.

Additionally, Tanner is involved with Le Petit Theatre and is an active member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Downtown Houma.