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Nita Hutter
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 104
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First electedDecember 9, 2000
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sLoyola University
Master'sTulane University
ProfessionDevelopment Director
Campaign website
Nita Hutter is a former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. She represented the 104th District after winning a special election in 2000 until 2012.

Hutter is the Director of Development at Delgado Community College. She received her M.Ed from Tulane University, and B.S. from Loyola University.

Hutter is a member of the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council, Hurricane Katrina Memorial Commission, Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, Louisiana Rural Caucus, and Chair of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus.[1]


Hutter discusses her trip to India.


  • HB 76 (dead link): Permits DOTD to issue special permits for vehicles and loads of certain widths
  • HB 401 (dead link): Increases penalties for demoestic abuse battery
  • HB 509 (dead link): Changes the date of the presidentail preference primary and elections held at the same time]

Campaign themes


Hutter's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Flood protection: More federal money to improve drainage, strengthen levees, and bring more of the state's tax dollars to Louisiana
  • Economy: Tax credits that encourage companies to use and expand ports.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Due to term limits Hutter was unable to run for re-election to the House. She instead ran for the 1st District state Senate seat. Hutter lost to incumbent A.G. Crowe in the primary on October 22. Louisiana uses a blanket primary system.[3][4]

Louisiana State Senate District 1 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngA.G. Crowe Incumbent 69.1% 15,717
     Republican Nita Hutter 30.9% 7,025
Total Votes 22,742


In 2007, Hutter was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Stacy Riley, Sr.[5]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 104 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nita Hutter (R) 4,120
Stacy Riley, Sr. (D) 1,812

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Hutter was up for election, she collected $91,096 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $5,000
Louisiana Manufacturers $2,750
Optometry Association of Louisiana $2,500
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $2,500

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