|Louisiana House Of Representatives District 36|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||8|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011 November 17, 2007|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
|Bachelor's||McNeese State University|
Kleckley received his BS in Finance from McNeese State University.
He is a member of the Acadiana Delegation, Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and Louisiana Rural Caucus.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Kleckley served on the following committees:
- Administration of Criminal Justice , Ex Officio
- Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development, Ex Officio
- Appropriations, Ex Officio
- Civil Law and Procedure, Ex Officio
- Commerce, Ex Officio
- Education, Ex Officio
- Health and Welfare, Ex Officio
- House and Governmental Affairs, Ex Officio
- Insurance, Ex Officio
- Judiciary, Ex Officio
- Labor and Industrial Relations, Ex Officio
- Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs, Ex Officio
- Natural Resources and Environment, Ex Officio
- Retirement, Ex Officio
- Transportation, Highways and Public Works, Ex Officio
- Ways and Means, Ex Officio
- Joint Legislative Capital Outlay Committee
- Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Ex Officio
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kleckley served on the following committees:
- Insurance (Chair)
On October 22, 2011, Kleckley won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary election, assuring his re-election.
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 36 (2007)|
|Charles Kleckley (R)||N/A|
In 2011, Kleckley received $172,318 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Charles Kleckley's campaign in 2011|
|Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson||$2,500|
|Louisiana Association Of Wholesalers||$2,500|
|Louisiana Bankers Association||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$172,318|
In 2007, a year in which Kleckley was up for election, he collected $106,505 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Louisiana State Farm Agents||$4,000|
|Louisiana Realtors Association||$3,000|
|Meyer & Associates||$2,500|
|Civil Construction Co. & Environmental Se.||$2,500|
In March 2012, recall organizers started circulating petitions to recall Kleckley from office. The efforts began largely as a result of public education reforms backed by Kleckley and Gov. Bobby Jindal. Organizers had to collect signatures equal to one-third of the registered voters of Kleckley's district, which comes out to roughly 9,000, by September 19.
The recall drive was led by a group of Calcasieu teachers, with Brenda Romero acting as chairwoman. They said Kleckley and other supporters of the reforms did not listen to teachers or take adequate time to consider the bills.
In response, Kleckley stated, "I think at the end of the day, my district will measure me on the success of my 12 years as a public servant. What I have done, what I have accomplished over those 12 years and then they'll also consider what I can accomplish over the next four years as speaker of the house."
The recall effort failed to collect enough signatures by the September 18 deadline and the signatures that were collected were never turned in.
- Louisiana House of Representatives - Rep. Charles Kleckley
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kleckley
- ↑ Official Louisiana House 2007 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money Campaign Contributions, 2007
- ↑ American Press, "Leaders call Kleckley recall push a 'grass-roots effort'," June 15, 2012
- ↑ The Advocate, "Recall effort focusing on House Speaker," April 4, 2012
- ↑ KPLC, "Speaker Kleckley responds to teacher recall efforts," April 15, 2012
- ↑ Times Picayune, "Public school teachers fall short in efforts to recall Jindal, Kleckley," September 20, 2012
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