Richard Burford

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Richard Burford
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 7
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 6
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)
ProfessionBeef/Dairy Farmer
Office website
Richard Burford is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Burford's professional experience includes working as a beef and dairy farmer.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

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.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 7 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Burford Incumbent 68.9% 6,652
     Democratic Cynthia Williams 31.1% 3,001
Total Votes 9,653


In 2007, Burford was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Kenny Cox.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 7 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Burford (R) 4,993
Kenny Cox (D) 2,990

Campaign donors


In 2011, Burford received $148,969 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

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.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
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.[5]

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Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 7
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