Julie Stokes

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Julie Stokes
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 79
In office
March 15, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
First electedMarch 2, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Julie Stokes is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 79. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on March 2, 2013.

In the 2014 legislative session, Stokes and 12 other members of the House formed the Louisiana Legislative Conservative Coalition. The coalition, under the chair of Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R), will attempt to pull the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation to the right and re-instill conservative principles to the delegation.[1]



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Stokes won election in the special election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 79. The seat is vacant following Anthony Ligi's (R) resignation on January 1, 2013 to become executive director and chief legal counsel for the Jefferson Business Council. Stokes defeated Jack Rizzuto (R), Allison Bent Bowler (R) and Paul Hankins Villalobos in the special election on March 2, 2013. Candidates had until January 11 to file.[2][3][4][5]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 79, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Stokes 56% 2,693
     Republican Jack Rizzuto 33.2% 1,599
     Republican Allison Bent Bowler 9.3% 447
     Republican Paul Hankins Villalobos 1.5% 72
Total Votes 4,811

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Preceded by
Anthony Ligi (R)
Louisiana House of Representatives District 79
Succeeded by