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James Armes
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 30
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sMcNeese State University
Office website
James K. Armes is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Armes earned his B.S. in Botany/Horticulture from McNeese State University. His professional experience includes working as a landscape contractor.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Armes served on the following committees:


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Armes won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Jack Causey (R) and Gregory Lord (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.

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 30 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Armes Incumbent 54.5% 3,874
     Republican Jack Causey 17.4% 1,238
     Republican Gregory Lord 28.1% 1,995
Total Votes 7,107


In 2007, Armes was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Jack Causey.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 30 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Armes (D) 3,124
Jack Causey (R) 2,832

Campaign donors


In 2011, Armes received $185,240 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Armes's campaign in 2011
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$73,599
Louisiana Dental Association$2,750
Meyer & Associates$2,500
Chris J Roy Jr Campaign Account$2,500
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $185,240
Total Votes received in 2011 3,874
Cost of each vote received $47.82


In 2007, a year in which Armes was up for election, he collected $74,349 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana House Democratic Campaign Committee $23,392
Unreadable Johnson $15,432
Unreadable $3,000
William J. Unreadable, Sr. $2,500


Armes is a member of the Democratic Caucus, and Louisiana Rural Caucus.[4]

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