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John Berthelot

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John Berthelot
John Berthelot.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 88
In office
January 9, 2012-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 3
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 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
John A. Berthelot is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
House and Governmental Affairs
Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs
Joint Legislative Budget


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Berthelot won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Gary Lacombe (D) and Coral Lambert (R) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. 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 88 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Berthelot 71.4% 6,766
     Republican Coral Lambert 14.5% 1,377
     Democratic Gary Lacombe 14% 1,331
Total Votes 9,474

Campaign donors


In 2011, Berthelot received $157,285 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Berthelot's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$2,500
Grigsby, L Ln$2,500
Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$2,500
Leadership For Louisiana$2,500
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $157,285
Total Votes received in 2011 6,766
Cost of each vote received $23.25

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Political offices
Preceded by
M.J. Smiley, Jr.
Louisiana House of Representatives District 88
Succeeded by