Sharon Weston Broome
|Sharon Weston Broome|
|Louisiana State Senate, District 15|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||9|
|Senate President Pro Tempore|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse|
Broome served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1991 to 2005.
Broome earned her B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and her M.A. in Communications from Regent University. Her professional experience includes working as a Reporter for 2 On Your Side and 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.
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:
- 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|
Broome and her husband, Marvin Alonzo, have 3 children.
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- Sen. Broome's website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
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