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Ernest Wooton

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Ernest Wooton
Ernest Wooton.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives District 105
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First electedMarch 27, 1999
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Military service
Service/branchUS Army
Years of service1964 - 1966
Ernest Wooton (b. October 28, 1941) is a former Independent member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented the 105th District after winning a special election in 1999 until 2012.

Wooton works in public relations for the oil industry. He served as Sheriff of Plaquemines Parish from 1984-1992. He worked in public relations for oilfield sales from 1979-1984, was an insurance agency manager from 1968-1978, and served in the United States Army from 1964-1966.

Wooton is a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Acadiana Delegation, Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation, Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and Louisiana Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


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



Due to term limits, Wooton was ineligible to seek re-election in 2011.


In 2007, Wooton was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Russell Dayden[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 105 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ernest Wooton (R) 9,934
Russell Dayden (D) 3,042

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Wooton up for election, he collected $154,421 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
State of Louisiana House of Representatives $6,445
Louisiana Republian Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $5,000
Louisiana Manufacturers $4,500
Water Front Properties LLC $2,500

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 105
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