Roy Burrell

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Roy Burrell
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 2
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalTerm limited
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
ProfessionBusiness consultant
Roy Burrell is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.


Burrell's professional experience includes working as a business consultant, talk show host on KDKS-FM, and a guest columnist for the Shreveport Sun.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Burrell won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was set to face Raymond Hicks (D) in the October 22 primary, but filed a lawsuit challenging his residency. On September 21, Judge Leon Emanuel ruled against Hicks, effectively removing him from the ballot and guaranteeing Burrell re-election.[1]


In 2007, Burrell was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Brian Hairston.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 2 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roy Burrell (D) 5,317
Brian Hairston (D) 834

Campaign donors


In 2011, Burrell received $28,400 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roy Burrell's campaign in 2011
Home Builders Association Of Nw Louisiana$1,000
For Pac Louisiana Forestry Association$1,000
Robideaux, Joel$1,000
Louisiana Home Builders Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $28,400


In 2007, a year in which Burrell was up for election, he collected $58,695 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana House Democratic Campaign Committee $7,960
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $4,000
Keith Hightower Campagin $2,500
Louisiana State Farm Agents $2,000


Burrell is the founder of Democrats 2000, founder/Director of Inner City Entrepreneur Institute, Coordinator of the National Buy Freedom Program, and a leader with the Right Way Foundation. He is a member of the Democratic Caucus, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, and Louisiana Rural Caucus.[5]

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