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James Morris, Louisiana Representative

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James Morris
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 1
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)
High schoolSmackover High School (Arkansas)
ProfessionOil & Gas
James Morris is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Morris' professional experience includes working in the oil and gas industry.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Morris won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was unopposed in the October 22 primary, automatically winning re-election.


In 2007, Morris was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Richard Hollier and Michael Page Boyter.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 1 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Morris (R) 7,018
Richard Hollier (D) 2,968
Michael Page Boyter (R) 982

Campaign donors


In 2011, Morris received $22,850 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Morris, Louisiana Representative's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Dental Association$4,250
Bobby Jindal Campaign Cmte$2,500
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$1,500
Louisiana Sheriffs & Deputies Pac$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $22,850


In 2007, a year in which Morris was up for election, he collected $233,724 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry $10,000
Louisiana Republican Party $7,931
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $7,500
Kirby Oil Company $5,000


Morris is a member of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[4]

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 1
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