Billy Chandler

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Billy Chandler
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 22
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
ProfessionInsurance Agent
Billy Chandler (b. 1937) is a former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Formerly a Democrat, Chandler switched parties in early March 2011 to better represent what he calls a "very conservative district."[1] He has represented the 22nd District since winning a special election in 2006.

Chandler works as an insurance agent. He previously served on the Grant Parish School Board.

Chandler is a member of the Democratic Caucus, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[2]

Committee assignments


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

Chandler lost his bid for re-election in 2011. He faced Tim Murphy (R) and Terry Brown (I) 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, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19, 2011 between Chandler and Brown.[3] Brown defeated Chandler to win the seat.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives District 22 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Brown 52.4% 6,015
     Republican Billy Chandler Incumbent 47.6% 5,465
Total Votes 11,480
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 22 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Chandler Incumbent 40.8% 5,790
     Independent Terry Brown 33.3% 4,724
     Republican Tim Murphy 25.9% 3,666
Total Votes 14,180


In 2007, Chandler was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Brandon Vickers and Ernie L. Vallery.[5]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 22 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Billy Chandler (D) 9,855
Brandon Vickers (R) 3,768
Ernie L. Vallery (D) 1,719

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Chandler was up for election, he collected $165,691 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Billy Chandler $35,576
Louisiana House Democratic Campaign Committee $22,580
Cofax Banking Co $20,030
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry $6,000

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Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 22
Succeeded by
Terry Brown