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Franklin Foil
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 70
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
J.D.Loyola School of Law
Office website
Franklin J. Foil is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Foil earned his B.A. in political science from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from the Loyola School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Natural Resources and Environment
Joint Legislative Budget


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Franklin Foil endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Foil won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Greg Baldwin (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.

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 70 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFranklin Foil Incumbent 77.4% 6,947
     Independent Greg Baldwin 22.6% 2,033
Total Votes 8,980


In 2007, Foil was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Pat Culbertson.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 70 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Franklin Foil (R) 5,399
Pat Culbertson (R) 4,809

Campaign donors


In 2011, Foil received $104,715 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Franklin Foil's campaign in 2011
Bobby Jindal Campaign Cmte$2,500
Leadership For Louisiana$2,500
Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$2,500
Associated Builders & Contractors$2,250
Total Raised in 2011 $104,715
Total Votes received in 2011 6,947
Cost of each vote received $15.07


In 2007, a year in which Foil was up for election, he collected $226,903 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry $10,000
Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce $10,000
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $10,000
Louisiana State Farm Agents $3,500


Foil is a member of the Capital Region Legislative Delegation, and the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation.[5]

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 70
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