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Butch Gautreaux

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Butch Gautreaux
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Louisiana State Senate District 21
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First electedNovember, 1999
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Date of birthDecember 12, 1947
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Campaign website
D.A. Gautreaux (b. December 12, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate. He represented District 21 from 2000 to 2012. He previously served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1996 to 2000.

Gautreaux attended Nicholls State University.

Gautreaux served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972. He then worked in tire sales from 1972 to 1976. From 1996 to 2000 he was Vice President of Marketing for Marsianin, Limited Liability Company Industrial Contractors. He is currently owner of a retail home appliance and electronics store.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Gautreaux served on the following committees:



Gautreaux could not seek re-election in 2011 due to term limits.


In 2007 Gautreaux was re-elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 21. Gautreaux (D) finished with 25,348 votes while his opponent Clayton Diaz (R) finished with 10,372 votes.[1]

Louisiana State Senate District 21
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Butch Gautreaux (D) 25,348
Clayton Diaz (R) 10,372

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Gautreaux was up for election, he collected $233,518 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign Committee of Louisiana $9,000
Apollo Energy $5,000
Louisiana Dental Association $5,000
Louisiana Realtors Association $3,000
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $3,000


Gautreaux has a wife, Marilyn Mire.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louisiana State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
R.L. Allain II