Lowell Hazel

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Lowell Hazel
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 27
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'sUniversity of New Orleans
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School
OtherUnited States Border Patrol Academy
Office website
Lowell C. "Chris" Hazel is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Hazel earned his B.A. in political science from the University of New Orleans and his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Administration of Criminal Justice
Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development
Ways and Means
Joint Legislative Capital Outlay


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


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



See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hazel announced in April 2014 that he was not a candidate for the Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.[1]

“My name was mentioned in a poll as a candidate in the congressional race. I never said that. I want the record straight. I want people to know I’m not running for Congress,” he said .[1]


See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Hazel won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Randy Wiggins (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 27 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLowell Hazel Incumbent 60.8% 8,089
     Republican Randy Wiggins 39.2% 5,220
Total Votes 13,309


In 2007, Hazel was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Rick Farrar.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 27 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Hazel (R) 9,330
Rick Farrar (D) 5,611

Campaign donors


In 2011, Hazel received $204,071 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lowell Hazel's campaign in 2011
Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$10,000
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$4,750
Olinde, Richard D$4,000
Alexandria Aviation Service$2,500
Dental PAC$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $204,071
Total Votes received in 2011 8,089
Cost of each vote received $25.23


In 2007, a year in which Hazel was up for election, he collected $126,859 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Republican Party $15,723
Louisiana State Farm Agents $5,000
West PAC $5,000
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $5,000


Hazel is a member of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[5]

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