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|Louisiana House of Representatives, District 7|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||7|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November 17, 2007|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
Burford's professional experience includes working as a beef and dairy farmer.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Burford served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development
- Health and Welfare
- Ways and Means
- Joint Legislative Capital Outlay Committee
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Burford served on the following committees:
On October 22, 2011, Burford won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Cynthia Williams (D) 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 7 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Republican||Richard Burford Incumbent||68.9%||6,652|
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 7 (2007)|
|Richard Burford (R)||4,993|
|Kenny Cox (D)||2,990|
In 2011, Burford received $148,969 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Burford's campaign in 2011|
|Burford, Richard T||$20,338|
|Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte||$7,500|
|Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry||$4,500|
|Associated Builders & Contractors||$2,500|
|Guest Care Management||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$148,969|
|Total Votes received in 2011||6,652|
|Cost of each vote received||$22.39|
In 2007, a year in which Burford was up for election, he collected $101,813 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Richard & Sandy Burford||$10,000|
|Louisiana Association of Business & Industry||$10,000|
|Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee||$10,000|
|Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority||$10,000|
Burford is a member of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation and Louisiana Rural Caucus.
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