About Blake

Blake Miguez is a lifelong resident of Iberia Parish, a small business owner, world champion shooter, and Acadiana philanthropist. He has a passion for creating jobs, fighting to protect gun rights, and investing in bettering our future generations.

As the President/CEO of SeaTran Marine and Executive Vice President of Miguez Fuel, he certainly understands the role of a small business owner; he learned the value of hard work at a young age from his grandfather, J.O. Neuville, the founder of Neuville Boat Works, a family owned shipyard in Iberia parish. Blake was instilled at an early age the importance of protecting hard-working Acadiana workers and providing better opportunities to enhance their futures. That is why it has been important to him to expand his small businesses from 40 employees to over 200 through his love for creating jobs and economic growth.

Blake has always been a straight shooter, especially with guns. Blake grew up a competitive shooter paving the way for him to become the champion in the state of Louisiana, U.S. National, and World Handgun Champion. He has been featured on the History Channel’s Shooting USA, Sportmans Channel’s Hot Shots, and Pursuit Channel’s Trigger Time. As an expert on gun rights, Blake took a leading role in helping to advance and pass the Louisiana #2 Constitutional Amendment, which strengthened our right to bear arms. Blake also signed on to the Defend Louisiana Campaign and gave a voice to those in Louisiana in defense of their rights to protect their families.

His service to the local community includes, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry; Louisiana Oil and Gas Association; the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce; the Iberia Chamber of Commerce; the St. Mary and Houston Chapters of the American Petroleum Institute; the Young Professionals of Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition and the St. Mary Industrial Group(SMIG). Blake is also a member of the National Ocean Industries Association and the Offshore Marine Service Association.

A graduate of Catholic High, Blake received a degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and a law degree from Southern University Law Center. To further his education in the legislative process at an early age, Blake worked in the Louisiana State Senate and the Louisiana Attorney General’s office while attending his college studies. Blake has always taken an interest to Constitutional law; he is adamant on protecting our liberties and freedoms that were founded in the constitution. Blake is a member of the local Teche Chapter of the American Inn of Court.

He is a member of St. Nicholas in Lydia and St. Peter’s in New Iberia and is a member of the local Knights in Columbus. As an eagle scout, Blake is a lifetime member of the NRA and the United States Practical Shooting Association. Blake is also an avid hunter and fisherman. He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, and the Coastal Conservation Association.