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Jim Tucker
Jim Tucker.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives District 86
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First elected2001
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
ProfessionInvestment Banker/Real Estate Developer
Jim Tucker is a former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented the 86th District from 2002 to 2012, and formerly served as Speaker of the House. He was also a candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State in the 2011 Louisiana statewide elections, but lost in the primary to incumbent Tom Schedler.

Tucker is an investment banker and real estate developer.

He is Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and a member of the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation and the Orleans Delegation.[1]

In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Tucker one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[2]

Committee assignments


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



Tucker announced on August 8, 2011 that he would run for Louisiana Secretary of State in the 2011 Louisiana statewide elections.[3] Tucker lost to Republican incumbent Tom Schedler in the October 22 open primary.

Louisiana Secretary of State, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Schedler Incumbent 50.5% 449,616
     Republican Jim Tucker 49.5% 441,170
Total Votes 890,786


In 2007, Tucker was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 86 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Tucker (R) N/A

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Tucker was up for election, he collected $149,115 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana House of Representative $8,440
Louisiana State Farm Agents $5,000
Louisiana Medical Association $4,000
Louisiana Dental Association $3,500

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Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 86
Succeeded by
Chris Broadwater