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Ballotpedia covers 11 state executive offices in the state of Louisiana. The executive branch is governed by Article IV of the Louisiana Constitution.

Offices

The following is a list of state executive offices in Louisiana.

Constitutional mandate

Article IV, Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Composition; Number of Departments; Reorganization

(A) Composition. The executive branch shall consist of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, commissioner of agriculture, commissioner of insurance, superintendent of education, commissioner of elections, and all other executive offices, agencies, and instrumentalities of the state.

(B) Number of Departments. Except for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor, all offices, agencies, and other instrumentalities of the executive branch and their functions, powers, duties, and responsibilities shall be allocated according to function within not more than twenty departments. The powers, functions, and duties allocated by this constitution to any executive office or commission shall not be affected or diminished by the allocation provided herein except as authorized by Section 20 of this Article.

(C) Reorganization. Reallocation of the functions, powers, and duties of all departments, offices, agencies, and other instrumentalities of the executive branch, except those functions, powers, duties, and responsibilities allocated by this constitution, shall be as provided by law.[1]

To view the text on qualifications of the executive branch, elections and duties see Article IV of the Louisiana Constitution.

LA state government organizational chart, as of 6/3/12

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Bobby JindalEnds.png Republican Governor of LouisianaJanuary 14, 2008 - PresentOctober 20, 2007
Buddy CaldwellEnds.png Republican Attorney General of Louisiana2007 - Present2007
Clyde HollowayEnds.png Republican Louisiana Public Service Commission District 4April 27, 2009 - PresentApril 4, 2009
Curt EysinkNonpartisan Louisiana Executive Director of the Workforce Commission2009 - Present2009
Eric SkrmettaEnds.png Republican Louisiana Public Service Commission District 1January 1, 2009 - PresentNovember 4, 2008
Foster CampbellElectiondot.png Democratic Louisiana Public Service Commission District 5January 1, 2003 - Present2002
James DonelonEnds.png Republican Louisiana Commissioner of InsuranceFebruary 2006 - PresentSeptember 30, 2006
Jay DardenneEnds.png Republican Lieutenant Governor of LouisianaNovember 22, 2010 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
John Neely KennedyEnds.png Republican Louisiana State TreasurerJanuary 2000 - Present1999
John WhiteNonpartisan Louisiana Superintendent of EducationJanuary 11, 2012 - PresentJanuary 11, 2012
Lambert Boissiere IIIElectiondot.png Democratic Louisiana Public Service Commission District 3January 1, 2005 - Present2004
Michael StrainEnds.png Republican Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and ForestryJanuary 14, 2008 - PresentOctober 20, 2007
Scott AngelleEnds.png Republican Louisiana Public Service Commission District 2January 14, 2013-presentNovember 6, 2012
Stephen ChustzNonpartisan Louisiana Secretary of Natural ResourcesAugust 8, 2012 - Present2012
John Thomas SchedlerEnds.png Republican Louisiana Secretary of StateNovember 22, 2010 - PresentNovember 2010

Elections

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2015

See also: Louisiana state executive official elections, 2015

Seven state executive positions are up for election in 2015 in the state of Louisiana. A primary election is scheduled for October 24, 2015, with a runoff election held on November 21, 2015, in races where no candidates receive 50 percent of the vote.

The following offices are elected in 2015 in Louisiana:

2014

Two seats on the Louisiana Public Service Commission were the only state executive offices up for election in 2014.

2013

There were no elections in Louisiana in 2013.

2012

Corruption analysis

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Integrity Initiative used federal data to evaluate levels of corruption in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The following table ranks each state based on total convictions and convictions per 10,000 residents of public officials in federal corruption cases between 1976 and 2010.[2]

Corruption statistics, 1976-2010
State Total federal corruption convictions Rank Convictions per 10,000 residents Rank
Alabama
657
14
1.37
8
Alaska
130
38
1.83
4
Arizona
329
25
0.51
39
Arkansas
201
29
0.69
31
California
2,345
2
0.63
35
Colorado
189
32
0.38
45
Connecticut
277
27
0.78
30
Delaware
80
47
0.89
20
Florida
1,762
4
0.94
19
Georgia
807
13
0.83
26
Hawaii
114
40
0.84
25
Idaho
78
48
0.50
40
Illinois
1,828
3
1.42
7
Indiana
419
23
0.65
34
Iowa
148
34
0.49
41
Kansas
152
33
0.53
37
Kentucky
577
16
1.33
10
Louisiana
906
10
2.00
2
Maine
105
41
0.79
28
Maryland
499
20
0.86
22
Massachusetts
562
17
0.86
23
Michigan
655
15
0.66
33
Minnesota
190
31
0.36
47
Mississippi
560
18
1.89
3
Missouri
507
19
0.85
24
Montana
139
36
1.37
9
Nebraska
83
45
0.45
44
Nevada
100
42
0.37
46
New Hampshire
46
49
0.35
48
New Jersey
909
9
1.03
18
New Mexico
139
37
0.68
32
New York
2,522
1
1.30
12
North Carolina
461
22
0.48
42
North Dakota
118
39
1.75
6
Ohio
1,405
7
1.22
15
Oklahoma
472
21
1.26
13
Oregon
91
43
0.24
51
Pennsylvania
1,563
5
1.23
14
Rhode Island
83
46
0.79
29
South Carolina
401
24
0.87
21
South Dakota
144
35
1.77
5
Tennessee
843
12
1.33
11
Texas
1,542
6
0.61
36
Utah
86
44
0.31
49
Vermont
30
51
0.48
43
Virginia
896
11
1.12
17
Washington
200
30
0.30
50
Washington, D.C.
1,005
8
16.70
1
West Virginia
208
28
1.12
16
Wisconsin
295
26
0.52
38
Wyoming
45
50
0.80
27

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