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Kirk Talbot
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Louisiana House Of Representatives District 78
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kirk Talbot is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 78. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

In the 2014 legislative session, Talbot and 12 other members of the House formed the Louisiana Legislative Conservative Coalition. The coalition, under the chair of Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R), will attempt to pull the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation to the right and re-instill conservative principles to the delegation.[1]

Biography

Talbot earned his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. His professional experience includes working as a businessman.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kirk Talbot endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Talbot won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary election, assuring his re-election.

2007

In 2007, Talbot was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Tiffany Scot Wilken.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 78 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Talbot (R) 5,898
Tiffany Scot Wilken (R) 4,427

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Talbot received $114,586 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kirk Talbot's campaign in 2011
Louisiana State Farm Agents$3,000
Garvey, J Donald$2,500
Pate-Besselman, Cynthia$2,500
Swanner, Michael$2,500
Jarrett, R K$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $114,586

2007

In 2007, a year in which Talbot was up for election, he collected $186,179 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $10,000
Louisiana Realtors Association $5,000
Dawson Farms LLC $5,000
Hotpac $3,000

Personal

Talbot is a member of the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation, and the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation.[6]

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 78
2008–present
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