Gabrielle LeDoux

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Gabrielle LeDoux
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Alaska House of Representatives District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 28, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska House of Representatives, District 36
2005-2009
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gabrielle LeDoux is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005, serving until 2009, and was again elected in 2012.

LeDoux was a candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives in 2000. She then served as Mayor of the Kodiak Island Borough from 2001 to 2004.

Biography

LeDoux attended the University of Southern California from 1966 to 1968 and earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1970 and 1973, respectively. LeDoux's professional experience includes working as a lawyer for Shearman and Sterling from 1974 to 1979, as partner at the Law Offices of LeDoux and LeDoux from 1980 to 1992, as owner her own law firm, the Law Offices of Gabrielle LeDoux, from 1992 to 1996, as partner at the Law Offices of Beard, LeDoux, Stacey and Traueb from 1996 to 1999 and as owner of her own practice since 1999.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, LeDoux served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Community & Regional Affairs, Co-Chair
Education
Judiciary
Military & Veterans' Affairs, Co-chair

Issues

Abortion

In April 2014, the Alaska legislature passed legislation limiting state Medicaid payments for abortion, which LeDoux supported. The bill would allow Medicaid payments for abortions that were "medically necessary," which would only cover physical harm. LeDoux supported the bill so that the state would not fund elective abortions. "We’ve got the right to travel, but it doesn’t mean the government buys us a ticket to Paris," LeDoux said in an interview. "We’ve got the right to bear arms, but the government doesn’t buy us a Sturm Ruger."[1]

Campaign themes

2012

LeDoux's website listed the following three issues:[2]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Classroom size is thus particularly critical in the early years. I remember my Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Wilhelm, sitting with a very small group of students teaching us to read. I am concerned that elementary school teachers have classes so large that they are not able to devote sufficient time to individual students."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "One of the methods of dealing with the high cost of heating our homes is by improving their energy efficiency."
  • Permanent Fund Dividend
Excerpt: "As your legislator I will continue to resist any efforts to use permanent fund resources for any purpose other than dividends."

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Laurie Hummel was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 13 incumbent Gabrielle LeDoux was unopposed in the Republican primary. LeDoux defeated Hummel in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle LeDoux Incumbent 52.8% 1,995
     Democratic Laurie Hummel 47.2% 1,782
Total Votes 3,777

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

LeDoux ran in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 13. She ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary and defeated Kay Rollison (D) and Barbara Bachmeier (R, Write-in) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle LeDoux 67.3% 3,278
     Democratic Kay L. Rollison 30.4% 1,480
     Write-in Write-in votes 2.3% 112
Total Votes 4,870

Note: Official results showed 112 total write-in votes, with no indication on how many went to Barbara Bachmeier.

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

LeDoux was unopposed in the August 24 primary. She was defeated by incumbent Democrat Pete F. Petersen in the November 2 general election.

Alaska House of Representatives District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Petersen (D) 2,846
Gabrielle LeDoux (R) 2,576

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for LeDoux is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, LeDoux raised a total of $643,770 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[10]

Gabrielle LeDoux's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 13 Won $147,443
2010 Alaska State House, District 19 Defeated $184,000
2006 Alaska State House, District 36 Won $165,175
2004 Alaska State House, District 36 Won $88,785
2000 Alaska State House, District 6 Defeated $58,367
Grand Total Raised $643,770

2012

LeDoux won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, LeDoux raised a total of $147,443.
Alaska House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gabrielle LeDoux's campaign in 2012
Ledoux, Gabrielle$14,689
Alaska Republican Party$3,600
Alaska Republican Party$2,500
Powell, Richard$1,500
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$147,443
Source:Follow the Money

2010

LeDoux lost the election for the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, LeDoux raised a total of $184,000.

2006

LeDoux won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, LeDoux raised a total of $165,175.

2004

LeDoux won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, LeDoux raised a total of $88,785.

2000

LeDoux lost the election for the Alaska House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, LeDoux raised a total of $58,367.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shelley Hughes (R)
Alaska House of Representatives District 13
2013–present
Succeeded by
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