Derrick Shepherd

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Derrick Shepherd
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Louisiana State Senator
3rd District
Assumed office
May 2005
Louisiana House of Representatives,
87th District
In office
January 2004 — May 2005
Political partyDemocratic
Derrick Shepherd was a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 3.

State Representative

Shepherd was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2003 and took office in early 2004 as the Representative for the 87th House District. He had received 60% of the vote.[1]

State Senator

In May 2005, Shepherd won a special election and became the State Senator for the 3rd District. He received 51% of the vote and succeeded Lambert Boissiere, Jr., who had won a seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Shepherd was re-elected in 2007 with 61% of the vote.

Federal politics

In November 2006, Shepherd ran against incumbent Bill Jefferson in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District. Jefferson, who was dogged by allegations of corruption, was facing a tough re-election fight. Shepherd finished third with 18% of the vote, behind Jefferson and Representative Karen Carter Peterson.

Corruption charges

On April 10, 2008, Shepherd was indicted by federal investigators on charges of corruption.[2][3][4]