Foster Campbell

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Foster Campbell
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Louisiana Public Service Commission District 5
In office
January 1, 2003 - Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 11
Chair, Louisiana Public Service Commission
Base salary$130,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionOctober 4, 2008
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,467,283
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana State Senate
High schoolBossier High School
BirthdayJanuary 6, 1947
Place of birthShreveport, Louisiana
Office website
Foster Campbell (b. January 6, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission representing District 5.[1] He is seeking re-election in 2014. Campbell served as the commission chairman's until the five-member panel elected Republican Eric Skrmetta as his successor in January 2013.[2]


Campbell worked as a schoolteacher and agricultural products salesman from 1972 to 1975. In 1976 he started his own business, the Campbell Insurance Agency, Inc. Cambell served in the Louisiana State Senate from 1976 to 2002. He joined the LPSC in 2003 and has served on that body since.[1]


  • Graduated, Bossier High School
  • Graduated, Northwestern State University
  • Attended, Louisiana State University

Political career

Louisiana Public Service Commission (2003-present)

Campbell has served District 5 on the Louisiana Public Service Commission since 2003. He was Chair from 2012-2013.

Louisiana State Senate (1976-2002)

Campbell was a member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1976 through 2002.



See also: Louisiana down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Campbell is running for re-election as Louisiana Public Service Commissioner representing District 5 in 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Campbell won re-election to Louisiana Public Service Commission District 5 on October 4, 2008.[4]

Louisiana Public Service Commission, District 5, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFoster Campbell Incumbent 78.1% 120,805
     No party affiliation James "Jim" Crowley 21.9% 33,916
Total Votes 154,721
Election Results Via: Louisiana Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Campbell is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Campbell raised a total of $2,467,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[5]

Foster Campbell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Louisiana Public Service Commissioner District 5 Not up for election $172,618
2008 Louisiana Public Service Commissioner District 5 Won $323,230
2007 Governor of Louisiana Defeated $1,706,621
2002 Louisiana Public Service Commissioner District 5 Won $0
1999 Louisiana State Senate District 36 Won $264,814
Grand Total Raised $2,467,283


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