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|Louisiana House of Representatives, District 17|
|January 9, 2012-Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November 19, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Hunter served on the following committees:
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
In a forum on October 8, 2013, at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Hunter commented on the shutdown, saying it is a result of disagreements over the health-care reform law.
“They’re tying something to the budget that has nothing to do with the budget,” Hunter said. “Sometimes you have to tell people, ‘This is not the time to have that fight.’”
Hunter ran for the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana. The election was held to replace Rodney Alexander, who announced his resignation in order to take a position as the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs at the end of September 2013.He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Special Election Open Primary, 2013|
|Republican||Phillip "Blake" Weatherly||0.5%||517|
|Libertarian||Henry Herford, Jr.||0.9%||886|
|Source: Official results via Louisiana Secretary of State|
On November 19, 2011, Hunter won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He faced Otis Chisley (D), Billye Burns (D) and Brenda Shelling (D) 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. However, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19 between Hunter and Burns. Hunter narrowly defeated Burns to win the seat.
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 17 General Election, 2011|
Monroe resident Barbara Stevenson filed a complaint in early September 2011 challenging Hunter's candidacy. When he filed to run, Hunter listed his permanent residence as a house he wasn't actually living in. The complaint ended up being thrown out as Stevenson was no longer a registered voter when she filed the complaint, leaving it without merit. Questions about Hunter's residency remained, but the deadline for challenges passed, allowing Hunter to remain on the ballot.
In 2011, Hunter received $41,898 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Marcus Hunter's campaign in 2011|
|Hunter, Marcus L||$8,504|
|Willie Hunter Jr Attorney||$3,180|
|Dennis Hennen Attorney||$2,500|
|Elite Healthcare Alliance Of Louisiana||$1,000|
|Carl Rice & Associates||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$41,898|
|Total Votes received in 2011||1,984|
|Cost of each vote received||$21.12|
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- The News Star, "Special election set Oct. 19; qualifying this month," accessed August 8, 2013
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "U. S. Representative -- 5th Congressional District," accessed October 19, 2013
- The Town Talk, "5th District race: 3 candidates blast shutdown at UL-Monroe forum," accessed October 10, 2013
- Nola.com, "Rodney Alexander to join Jindal administration, departure from Congress will trigger special election," accessed August 8, 2013
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Unofficial Election Results," October 22, 2011
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Official election results for November 19, 2011," accessed December 6, 2011
- KNOE, "State House Candidate Continues Campaign," September 19, 2011
- Follow the Money, "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
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