Paul Hollis

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Paul Hollis
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Louisiana
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 104
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 primaryNovember 4, 2014
Next generalDecember 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
ProfessionFounder, Paul Hollis Rare Coins
Office website
Campaign website
Paul Hollis is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 104. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

In the 2014 legislative session, Hollis 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]

He was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Louisiana.[2] He ended his campaign on July 14, 2014.[3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015


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



See also: United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014

Hollis ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Louisiana.

He announced on December 30, 2013, that he would run for the Senate seat in Louisiana.[2] He indicated that the reason behind his run was the lack of support for fellow Republican candidates Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness.[2]

“I want to give them another option,” he said. “I don’t see a whole lot of excitement for any of the candidates in this race. If I did, I certainly wouldn’t get in this mix.”[2]

Hollis ended his campaign on July 14, 2014.[3]


See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Hollis won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Christopher Trahan (R) 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.

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 104 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Hollis 55.8% 3,905
     Republican Christopher Trahan 44.2% 3,096
Total Votes 7,001

Campaign donors


In 2011, Hollis received $227,350 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Hollis's campaign in 2011
Total Raised in 2011 $227,350
Total Votes received in 2011 3,905
Cost of each vote received $58.22

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nita Hutter
Louisiana House of Representatives District 104
Succeeded by