Jean-Pierre Grand is a French politician, born November 18, 1950, in Montpellier, Hérault, France. As of 2007, he serves as the mayor of Castelnau-Le-Lez (since 1977) and as Deputy in the French National Assembly (since 2002).
Jean-Pierre Grand was elected Deputy on June 16, 2002, for the 12th legislature (2002–2007), in the 3rd circonscription of Hérault. He was re-elected on June 17, 2007, for another 5 years. He is a member of French's leading right-wing party, the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).
He is a former assistant to famed French politician Jacques Chaban-Delmas, who served as his political mentor. As of 2006, Grand is faithful to the political family of Jacques Chirac, notably former prime minister Alain Juppé, current PM Dominique de Villepin and minister Michèle Alliot-Marie.
Grand openly supported De Villepin as a potential candidate for the French presidential elections, 2007, against controversial candidate, former president of UMP, ultimately elected President, Nicolas Sarkozy. Dominique de Villepin personally visited, as prime minister, Jean-Pierre Grand's city, Castelnau-Le-Lez, on December 8, 2006.
Sources and external links
- (French) Grand's bio on the official National Assembly website
- (French) Bio in reputable French newspaper Les Echos
- (French) Jean-Pierre Grand's Blog