|Louisiana State Senate District 28|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November 17, 2007|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Louisiana House of Representative|
LaFleur earned his BA in Economics/History/French from Tulane University. He went on to earn his JD from Tulane University.
LaFleur is an attorney.
LaFleur served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007. He then joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 28th district.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, LaFleur served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, LaFleur served on the following committees:
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, LaFleur served on the following committees:
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
LaFleur ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated Paul Miller (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 28 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Democratic||Eric LaFleur Incumbent||58.8%||19,392|
Races to watch
On September 12, 2011, Bayou Buzz issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between LaFleur and Miller was ranked as number 4. The report states that, although LaFleur is the incumbent, his district has become more Republican. The Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority and the GOP victory fund are expected to play big roles.
In 2007 LaFleur was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 28. LaFleur (D) finished with 17,851 votes while his opponent Donal Newton (D) finished with 13,821 votes. LaFleur raised $316,242 for his campaign fund.
|Louisiana State Senate District 28|
|Eric LaFleur (D)||17,851|
|Donald Newton (D)||13,821|
In 2011, LaFleur received $412,482 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Eric LaFleur's campaign in 2011|
|Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana||$81,498|
|Louisiana Safety Association Of Timbermen||$5,000|
|Louisiana Dental Association||$5,000|
|Central Control LLC||$4,000|
|Louisiana State Farm Agents||$3,250|
|Total Raised in 2011||$412,482|
|Total Votes received in 2011||19,392|
|Cost of each vote received||$21.27|
In 2007, a year in which LaFleur was up for election, he collected $316,242 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Louisiana Restaurant Association||$7,000|
|McKernan Law Firm||$5,000|
|Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce||$5,000|
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- Mandatory retirement for Louisiana judges would cease under constitutional ... - NOLA.com
- Senate rejects attempt to kill Louisiana Science Act - Shreveport Times
- Bill would lift mandatory retirement age for Louisiana judges - Alexandria Town Talk
- Politics Column for Sunday, May 19, 2013 - The Advocate
- "Cajun" Bills Debated - KATC Lafayette News
- Senate rejects attempt to kill La. Science Act - NECN.com - NECN
- Louisiana to repeal 1981 creationist law? - National Center for Science Education
- Louisiana Senate committee shoots down bill to take election of state ... - NOLA.com
- Bill to extend judicial retirement age advanced - The Advocate
- Editorial: Budget ax brings worrisome news - Shreveport Times
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- Eric LaFleur's personal website
- Official Louisiana State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- ↑ Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011
- ↑ Bayou Buzz "Vitter, Jindal Ready To Hammer And Louisiana Legislative Races To Watch," September 12, 2011
- ↑ Louisiana State Senate election results
- ↑ Campaign funds
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Campaign Contributions, 2007," accessed August 24, 2011
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