|Louisiana House Of Representatives District 69|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November 17, 2007|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
Ponti earned his B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. His professional experience includes working as a general contractor.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Ponti served on the following committees:
- Commerce, Chairman
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- Joint Committee on Homeland Security
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Ponti served on the following committees:
Ponti ran for District 2 of the Louisiana Public Service Commission in 2012. He faced Scott Angelle (R), Erich Ponti (R), Sarah Holliday (R), Forest Wright (D), and Greg Gaubert (no party affiliation) in the blanket primary on November 6, 2012. Angelle won the primary with more than the simply majority of the vote required to avoid a runoff.
On October 22, 2011, Ponti won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary election, assuring his re-election.
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 69 (2007)|
|Bill Benedetto (R)||4,059|
Ponti lost the election to the position of Louisiana Public Service Commission in 2012. During that election cycle, Ponti raised a total of $366,180.
|Louisiana Public Service Commission 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Erich Ponti's campaign in 2012|
|Adams & Reese||$5,500|
|Southern Strategy Group of Louisiana||$5,419|
|Celtic Marine Corp||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$366,180|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2011, Ponti received $70,993 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Erich Ponti's campaign in 2011|
|Louisiana Medical Association||$2,500|
|Louisiana Home Builders Association||$2,500|
|Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry||$1,750|
|Total Raised in 2011||$70,993|
In 2007, a year in which Ponti was up for election, he collected $138,601 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Lousiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee||$10,000|
|Louisiana Restaurant Association||$5,500|
|Louisiana Association of Business & Industry||$5,000|
|Louisiana Home Builders Association||$5,000|
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- Rep. Ponti's website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Ponti
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate inquiry," accessed August 16, 2012
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Complete election results," Accessed November 7, 2012
- Official Louisiana House of Representatives 2007 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money Campaign Contributions, 2007
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 69
| Succeeded by|
State of Louisiana
Baton Rouge (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | State Treasurer | Superintendent of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry | Secretary of Natural Resources | Executive Director of the Workforce Commission | Chairman of Public Service Commission |