Sharon Weston Broome

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Sharon Weston Broome
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Louisiana State Senate, District 15
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 10
Senate President Pro Tempore
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Master'sRegent University
Office website
Sharon Weston Broome is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 15. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 2005. She currently serves as Senate President Pro Tempore.

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.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Broome served on the following committees:

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Local & Municipal Affairs
Revenue & Fiscal Affairs


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


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.[1]


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.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Weston Broome (D) 23,608
James Slaughter 5,877

Campaign donors


In 2011, Broome received $118,243 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

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
Bailey, Laura$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.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
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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Louisiana State Senate District 15
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