|Louisiana House of Representatives District 44|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 17, 2007|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
Hardy is a self-employed businessman with his own house washing and lawn care business.
He is a member of the Acadiana Delegation, Democratic Caucus, and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Hardy served on the following committees:
Hardy ran for re-election, challenged by Vincent Pierre, the nephew of the man who held the seat for the 16 years before Hardy, and Roshell Jones. Though both men are Democrats, the race was seen as a battle between the old and new schools of leadership in Louisiana.
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, 2011 between Hardy and Pierre. Pierre defeated Hardy to win the seat.
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 44 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Ricky Hardy Incumbent||46.6%||2,864|
|Louisiana House of Representatives, District 44 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Democratic||Rickey Hardy Incumbent||42.5%||2,974|
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 44 (2007)|
|Rickey Hardy (D)||3,811|
|Christopher Williams (D)||3,042|
In 2007, a year in which Hardy was up for election, he collected $28,227 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Dural Campaign LLC||$2,500|
|Durel Mail & Imaging Technologies||$2,404|
|Louisiana Farm Bureau||$1,007|
|Louisiana State Farm Agents||$1,000|
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hardy
- 'The Advertiser.com, "Rep. Hardy readies for race against opponent with family ties to house seat," July 17, 2011
- 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
- Official Louisiana House 2007 General Election Results
- Follow the Money Campaign Contributions, 2007
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 44
| Succeeded by|
State of Louisiana
Baton Rouge (capital)
|State executive officers||
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