Bob Hensgens

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Bob Hensgens
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 47
In office
May 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedApril 30, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Mayor, Gueydan
Bachelor'sUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
Professionmanaging partner
Office website
Bob Hensgens is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on April 30, 2011.[1]

Hensgens served as Mayor of Gueydan, LA.


Hensgens earned his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His professional experience includes working as a managing partner of MH3F HealthCare.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hensgens served on the following committees:

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development, Vice Chair
Health and Welfare
Joint Legislative Budget


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Hensgens served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Hensgens served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


On his 2011 campaign Facebook page, Hensgens outlined his policy platform:

  • "My christian values guide our family every day. I am 100% pro life and committed to protect the unborn. I am pro gun and a hunter. I will fight to protect the rights of the culture of our community. Defending our land against erosion and salt water intrusion, demanding the right to drill. We must protect our economy and way of life... I will fight to keep government out of the way of business, while providing the necessary infrastructure to get the job done... My roots run deep in both Vermilion and Cameron Parish, therefore I understand the needs of its people. I will fight the same fight that I have as Mayor of Gueydan."



General election

See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Hensgens won re-election to District 47 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary, assuring his re-election.

Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Louisiana state legislative special elections, 2011

Hensgens defeated fellow Republican Linda Hardee in the April 30th special election. Since only two candidates qualified for the ballot, no runoff election was necessary.[2][3]

Louisiana House of Representatives Special Election, District 47 (2011)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Hensgens (R) 3,477
Linda Hardee (R) 3,165

Campaign donors


In 2011, Hensgens received $149,241 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Hensgens's campaign in 2011
Hensgens, Craig (Bob)$83,701
Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$2,500
N R Broussard Landing Inc$2,500
Bobby Jindal Campaign Comm$2,500
Smith, Richard$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $149,241


Hensgens has a wife, Nancy. He served as President of the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce and Hospital Service Director for Vermilion Parish Hospital Service District 3.[5]

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