Patrick Jefferson

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Patrick Jefferson
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 11
In office
January 9, 2012-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 3
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 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
High schoolArcadia High School, 1986
Bachelor'sDillard University, 1990
J.D.Ohio State University College of Lawm 1994
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Patrick O. Jefferson is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


Jefferson earned his B.A. in English from Dillard University in 1990 and his J.D. from Ohio State University in 1994. His professional experience includes owning his own law office and working as Assistant District Defender for the 2nd Judicial, Village Attorney for Simsboro, President of the Bienville Parish Police Jury, and General Counsel for NABCO.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Vice Chair
Civil Law and Procedure


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Jefferson won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated incumbent Rory Bedford (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.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 11 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Jefferson 62.2% 4,999
     Democratic Rory Bedford 37.8% 3,041
Total Votes 8,040

Campaign donors


In 2011, Jefferson received $37,248 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Jefferson's campaign in 2011
Jefferson, Patrick O$7,483
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$2,500
Dowies, Mr & Mrs Sam$2,000
Louisiana Federation Of Children PAC$1,000
Law Office Of Walter Dumas$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $37,248
Total Votes received in 2011 4,999
Cost of each vote received $7.45

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Gallot, Jr.
Louisiana House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by