Nicholas Lorusso

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Nicholas Lorusso
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 94
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)
Office website
Nicholas "Nick" Lorusso is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 94. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

In the 2014 legislative session, Lorusso 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]


Lorusso's professional experience includes working as Counsel to Johnson, Johnson, Barrios & Yacoubian, Chief of the Legal Assistance Division III Corps, Officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’'s Corps, a military prosecutor, and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He serves in the United States Army.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Retirement, Vice Chair
Joint Legislative Budget


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Lorusso won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated District 81 incumbent John LaBruzzo, Jr. (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 94 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNicholas Lorusso Incumbent 57.2% 5,317
     Republican John LaBruzzo, Jr. Incumbent 42.8% 3,976
Total Votes 9,293


In 2007, Lorusso was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Deborah Langhoff.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nicholas Lorusso (R) 4,177
Deborah Langhoff (D) 2,508

Campaign donors


In 2011, Lorusso received $144,439 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nicholas Lorusso's campaign in 2011
Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$10,000
Louisiana Medical Association$5,000
Louisiana Restaurant Association$4,500
Baudier, Walter J$2,500
Kirk Talbot Campaign Fund$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $144,439
Total Votes received in 2011 5,317
Cost of each vote received $27.17


In 2007, a year in which Lorusso was up for election, he collected $97,929 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Manufacturers Association $4,500
Louisiana Hospital Association $4,500
Louisiana State Farm Agents $3,000
Louisiana Dental Association $2,500


Lorusso is a member of the American Legion, Lake Vista Property Owners Association, Saint Pius X Catholic Church, Saint Pius X Men’s Club, Saint Pius X School Board, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.[5]

Military assignment

In February 2009 Lorusso was ordered into active service by the U.S. Army. Gregory Ernst was appointed as a temporary replacement.[6] He returned to the legislature in February 2010 after completing his military assignment.[7]

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