Joe McPherson

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Joe McPherson
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Louisiana State Senate District 29
Former member
In office
1984-1996, 2000-2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First electedNovember, 1999
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthwestern State University, 1974
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1969-1975
Date of birthDecember 18, 1950
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Joe McPherson (b. December 18, 1950) is a former Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate. He represented District 29 from 2000 to 2012.

McPherson attended Louisiana State University. He went on to earn his B.A. from Northwestern State University in 1974.

McPherson served in the United States Army Reserves from 1969 to 1975. He is currently a business owner of Retail-Healthcare-Commercial Property.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2008-2009 legislative session, McPherson served on the following committees:



McPherson was ineligible to run for re-election in 2011 due to term limits.


In 2007 McPherson was re-elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 29. McPherson (D) finished with 20,793 votes while his opponent Jerry Guillory (D) finished with 9,419.[1][2]

Louisiana State Senate District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe McPherson (D) 20,793
Jerry Guillory (D) 9,419

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which McPherson was up for election, he collected $169,049 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign Committee Louisiana $9,000
Louisiana Medical Association $4,000
Central Control Inc $4,000
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $4,000
Bubba Cross Precision Paint and Drywall $2,500


McPherson and his wife, Karen, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louisiana State Senate District 29
Succeeded by
Rick Gallot