Impact of term limits on state legislative elections in 2011
In Louisiana, there were six senators and ten representatives who were ineligible to run for re-election on November 19, 2011. Thus, a total of 16 state legislators were in-eligible to run for re-election in 2011 because of term limits.
The six termed-out senators represented 15.4% of the 39 seats up for election in the Louisiana State Senate. The ten representatives represented 9.5% of the 105 seats up for election in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
The breakdown of Louisiana senators was:
|Party||As of October 2014|
Here are the Louisiana Senators that were not eligible to run for election.
- Democrats (5)
- Republicans (1):
These are the Louisiana representatives who were ineligible to run for re-election:
- Democrats (5)
- Republicans (4):
- Independents (1):
|Chamber with limits||Majority party||Seats in chamber||Up for election in 2011||Seats impacted by term limits||Party with most losses|
|Louisiana: (Senate), (2011 elections)||39||39||5 + 1 = 6|
|Louisiana: (House), (2011 elections)||105||105||5 + 4 + 1 = 10|
|Totals:||(2)||144||144||10 + 5 + 1 = 16||2|
Of the 16 seats where incumbents were term limited, the following is the breakdown of seats that changed party control.
- Eight seats remained with the same party as prior to the election
- Three seats were decided in the November 19 runoff.
- Four seats switched to Republican control
- One seat switched to Democratic control
- House District 10: Jerri Ray de Pingre (R) faced Gene Reynolds (R) on November 19 for the seat previously held by Jean Doerge (D).
- House District 56: G. "Ram" Ramachandran faced Gregory Miller on November 19 for the seat previously held by Gary Smith, Jr. (D).
- House District 62: Ken Dawson faced Kenny Havard on November 19 for the seat previously held by Thomas McVea (R)
The following term-limited seats changed parties in the 2011 election.
- District 21: R.L. Allain II won the seat previously held by Butch Gautreaux.
- District 27: Ronnie Johns won the seat previously held by Willie Mount.
- District 16: Katrina Jackson won the seat previously held by Kay Katz.
- District 53: Republicans Billy Hebert and Lenar Whitney faced off on November 19 for the seat previously held by Damon Baldone.
- District 105: Republicans Harold Asevedo and Chris Leopold faced off on November 19 for the seat previously held by Ernest Wooton (I).