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Sherri Smith Buffington
|Sherri Smith Buffington|
|Louisiana State Senate, District 38|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||12|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November, 2003|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
Buffington's professional experience includes working as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Ron Bean, and Managing Partner for a rental business.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Buffington served on the following committees:
- Environmental Quality
- Health & Welfare
- Transportation, Highways & Public Works, Vice Chairman
- Joint Legislative Budget
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Buffington served on the following committees:
- Joint Legislative Budget Committee
- Environmental Quality
- Health & Welfare, Vice Chair
- Labor & Industrial Relations
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Buffington served on the following committees:
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
Buffington ran for re-election in 2011. She defeated Douglas Day (D) and Troy Terrell (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. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.
|Louisiana State Senate District 38 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Republican||Sherri Smith Buffington Incumbent||57.2%||10,570|
In 2007 Buffington was re-elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 38. Buffington (R) finished with 16,655 votes while her opponent Alan Seabaugh (R) finished with 14,725 votes.
|Louisiana State Senate District 38|
|Sherri Smith Buffington (R)||16,655|
|Alan Seabaugh (R)||14,725|
In 2011, Buffington received $350,617 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sherri Smith Buffington's campaign in 2011|
|Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana||$20,000|
|Plantation Management Co||$7,500|
|LHA Management Corp||$3,500|
|Crescent River Port Pilots Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$350,617|
|Total Votes received in 2011||10,570|
|Cost of each vote received||$33.17|
In 2007, a year in which Buffington was up for election, she collected $267,363 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee||$10,000|
|Louisiana Hospital Association||$6,000|
|Magnolia Management Corp.||$3,500|
|Central Control Inc||$2,500|
|Louisiana Leadership PAC||$2,500|
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- Louisiana State Senate
- Senate Committees
- Louisiana State Legislature
- Joint Committees
- Louisiana state legislative districts
- Sen. Buffington's website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
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