Jerome Richard

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Jerome Richard
Jerome Richard.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives District 55
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
ProfessionTerritory Sales Manager, Curtiss Wright Flow Controls
Office website
Jerome "Dee" Richard is an Independent member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Richard earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University. His professional experience includes working as a Territory Sales Manager for Curtiss Wright Flow Controls.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Labor and Industrial Relations
Transportation, Highways and Public Works


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Richard won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Bobby Grabert (R) 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 55 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJerome Richard Incumbent 78% 8,123
     Republican Bobby Grabert 22% 2,286
Total Votes 10,409


In 2007, Richard was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Michael Matherne.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 55 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Richard (I) 4,120
Michael Matherne (D) 2,908

Campaign donors


In 2011, Richard received $138,038 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerome Richard's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$5,000
Louisiana Manufacturers Association$3,500
A B C Inc$2,500
Leadership For La$2,500
John Deere & Co$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $138,038
Total Votes received in 2011 8,123
Cost of each vote received $16.99


In 2007, a year in which Richard was up for election, he collected $51,195 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Committee for a Republican Party $5,000
Louisiana Manufacturers Association $3,500
B&C Contractor $2,500
Mr. & Mrs. David Duplantis $2,500


Richard is a member of the Acadiana Delegation, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[4]

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