|Louisiana House of Representatives District 22|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 17, 2007|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
Chandler works as an insurance agent. He previously served on the Grant Parish School Board.
Chandler is a member of the Democratic Caucus, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Chandler served on the following committees:
Chandler lost his bid for re-election in 2011. He faced Tim Murphy (R) and Terry Brown (I) in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19, 2011 between Chandler and Brown. Brown defeated Chandler to win the seat.
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 22 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Billy Chandler Incumbent||47.6%||5,465|
|Louisiana House of Representatives, District 22 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Republican||Billy Chandler Incumbent||40.8%||5,790|
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 22 (2007)|
|Billy Chandler (D)||9,855|
|Brandon Vickers (R)||3,768|
|Ernie L. Vallery (D)||1,719|
In 2007, a year in which Chandler was up for election, he collected $165,691 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Louisiana House Democratic Campaign Committee||$22,580|
|Cofax Banking Co||$20,030|
|Louisiana Association of Business & Industry||$6,000|
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Nola.com, Republican majority in Louisiana House of Representatives increases, 12 March 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Chandler
- Louisiana Secretary of State "Unofficial Election Results," October 22, 2011
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Official election results for November 19, 2011," accessed December 6, 2011
- Official Louisiana House 2007 General Election Results
- Follow the Money Campaign Contributions, 2007
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