Sharon Weston Broome
|Sharon Weston Broome|
|Louisiana State Senate District 15|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||8|
|Senate President Pro Tempore|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse|
Broome earned her BA in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She went on to receive her MA in Communications from Regent University.
Broome has worked in the following positions: Reporter, 2 On Your Side, for WBRZ-TV, Adjunct Instructor for Southern University, Adjunct Instructor for Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, Public Affairs Manager for Georgia Gulf Corporation, and Certified Human Relations/Communications Consultant.
Broome served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1991 to 2005. She won a special election to the Louisiana State Senate in 2005 and has served in that position since. She is past Senate President Pro Tempore and currently represents the 15th district.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Broome served on the following committees:
- Local & Municipal Affairs
- Revenue & Fiscal Affairs
- Joint Legislative Budget, Ex Officio
- Joint Legislative Capital Outlay
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Broome served on the following committees:
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Broome served on the following committees:
Broome and her husband, Marvin Alonzo, have 3 children.
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
Weston Broome ran for re-election in 2011. She was unopposed 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. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.
In 2007 Broome was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 15. Broome (D) finished with 23,608 votes while her opponent James Slaughter finished with 5,877 votes.
|Louisiana State Senate District 15|
|Sharon Weston Broome (D)||23,608|
In 2011, Broome received $118,243 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sharon Weston Broome's campaign in 2011|
|Louisiana Dental Association||$5,000|
|Sid Gautreaux Campaign Cmte||$2,500|
|Chaisson Senate Campaign Fund||$2,500|
|Bobby Jindahl Campaign Cmte LLC||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$118,243|
In 2007, a year in which Broome was up for election, she collected $129,646 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Senate Democratic Campaign Committee of Louisiana||$9,000|
|Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce||$5,000|
|Sharon Weston Broome||$3,594|
|Crescent River Port Pilots Association||$3,000|
|Corrective Legislative Association||$2,500|
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- Common core ban resolution fails - The Advocate
- Gymnastics Honored at Louisiana State Capitol - LSUSports.net
- Debts aimed helping State Police - The Advocate
- Senate-passed bill to create mental health courts advances to full House - The Advocate
- Baton Rouge breakaway school district bills pass Senate - NOLA.com
- BREAKTHROUGH: Southeast Baton Rouge ISD Bill Clears Senate - The Hayride
- Human trafficking bill advances - The Advocate
- Legislators observe National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 2 - Weekly Citizen
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- Sharon Weston Broome's personal website
- Official Louisiana State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
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