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James Fannin
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 13
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 12
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalTerm limited
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
High schoolWinnfield Senior High School (1967)
Bachelor'sLouisiana Tech University
Military service
Service/branchLouisiana National Guard
Years of serviceSeven years
Date of birth5/30/1949
Place of birthWinn Parish, Louisiana
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
James R. Fannin (b. May 30, 1949) is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Fannin was elected to the Jackson Parish School Board in the 1980s and to the Jackson Parish Police Jury in the 1990s.[1]

Party switch

On July 11, 2013, Fannin switched his affiliation from Democratic to Republican, citing his belief that the Democratic Party no longer represents his or his constituents' views on marriage, gun rights, and abortion.[2]


Fannin earned his B.S. in Agriculture Education from Louisiana Tech University. His professional experience includes operating a building construction business and Fannin Farm Supply in Jackson Parrish. He served in the Louisiana National Guard for seven years.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Fannin 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.


In 2007, Fannin was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Jason Cook.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 13 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Fannin (D) 10,551
Jason Cook (D) 2,879

Campaign donors


In 2011, Fannin received $175,932 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Fannin's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Dental Association$5,000
Louisiana Hospital Association$3,000
Noble Ellington Campaign$2,500
Louisiana Bankers Association$2,500
Louisiana Nursing Home Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $175,932


In 2007, a year in which Fannin was up for election, he collected $13,391 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry $3,004
Louisiana Manufacturers Association $2,750
Louisiana Realtors Association $2,500
Louisiana Safety Association of Timberman Sif $2,250


Fannin and his wife, Kitty, have one child.

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