Jeffrey D. Sadow

Jeffrey Dennis Sadow
Personal details
Born (1962-06-24) June 24, 1962
Place of birth missing
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Deshae Elizabeth Lott Sadow
Children No children
Parents Ronald Dennis and Helen Veronica Haddock Sadow
Residence Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
Alma mater

University of Oklahoma
Vanderbilt University

University of New Orleans
Occupation Professor, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Religion Roman Catholic
Sadow's provocative political writings come with the disclaimer that opponents should not complain to the administration of Louisiana State University in Shreveport, for the work represents the views solely of the professor.

Jeffrey Dennis Sadow (born June 24, 1962) is an associate professor of political science at Louisiana State University in Shreveport known for his Internet writings on behalf of political conservatism and the Republican Party in Louisiana.

Academic background

In 1991 Sadow joined the LSUS faculty in Shreveport. He currently serves in the rank of associate professor. [1]

Political writings

His blog, named by the Washington Post's "The Fix" blog by Chris Cillizza as one of the best about state political blogs in the nation in 2009,[2] is particularly critical of Democrats, such as President Barack Obama, Senator Mary Landrieu, her brother, former Lieutenant Governor and now mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu. Sadow said that Mitch Landrieu "promotes partisanship over policy" and seeks to undermine the Jindal administration.[3]

Sadow supported the reelection of Senator Vitter and has often defended the administration of Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, although has been critical of Jindal on matters such as education reform, corporate welfare, and spending.

Sadow's blog urges irate readers not to contact LSU-S officials to complain about his writings because the ideas presented are his own and reflect his First Amendment rights.[4]

Sadow has endorsed term limits for all Louisiana elected officials. Now, only the legislature, the governor and some local officials are limited in the number of terms that they can hold office consecutively.[5]

On October 21, 1995, Sadow ran for a Shreveport seat on the Caddo Parish Commission vacated by fellow conservative Lloyd E. Lenard. However, Sadow lost to another Republican, John P. Escude (born May 16, 1958), 4,697 votes (56.4 percent) to 3,628 (43.6 percent).[6]

Family background

Sadow was born to Ronald Dennis Sadow, formerly of New York.[7] and the former Helen Veronica Haddock. His father was an engineering graduate of both the University of New Hampshire and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Sadow's parents met while they were serving in the United States Air Force and married on November 11, 1955. His mother, a registered nurse and a graduate of Boston College, was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and reared in Needham. Helen Sadow's parents, Jeff Sadow's maternal grandparents, were Francis Oliver Haddock and the former Helen Frances Callahan. Francis Haddock, a police office in Needham was killed in the line of duty early in 1934 while he attempted to foil a bank robbery. Sadow has a twin brother, Jonathan Carl Sadow, a call service representative in Austin, Texas.[8]

Sadow is married to the former Deshae Elizabeth Lott, who holds a Ph.D. in English and is a specialist in American literature. The couple resides in Bossier City.[1]

Accessing Sadow's work

Sadow's work is currently found on the following:

FAXNet Update (, BayouBuzz (, and PoliticsLa ( His work also is syndicated in a few Louisiana newspapers such as the Houma Courier (

His daily commentary on Louisiana and local politics is available at . Sadow's periodic reports on the Louisiana State Legislature may be accessed at[1]

His academic work may be found in several journals. Most recently and most relevant to Louisiana politics was a contribution to the online political science journal The Forum[9] concerning the factors behind the 2003 governor's contest.


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  2. "Best of State Political Blogs". Washington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  3. "Between the Lines: "Lackey (Mitch) Landrieu promotes partisanship over policy"". Retrieved April 25, 2009.
  4. "Jeffrey Sadow, Between the Lines". Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  5. "Between the Lines: "Term Limits for All Louisiana Elected Officials"". Retrieved April 25, 2009.
  6. Louisiana Secretary of State, Primary election returns, October 21, 1995
  7. "Social Security Death Index". Retrieved March 19, 2009.
  8. "Obituary of Helen Haddock Sadow". Shreveport Times. Retrieved March 18, 2009.
  9. "Partisanship, Chauvinism, and Reverse Racial Dynamics in the 2003 Louisiana Gubernatorial Election". The Forum. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
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