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Taylor Barras
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 48
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
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)
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University Baton Rouge
ProfessionMarket President, Iberia Bank, New Iberia
Office website
Taylor F. Barras is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Barras was initially elected as a Democrat, but changed his party affiliation to Republican on August 15, 2011.[1]


Barras earned his B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University. His professional experience includes working as the Market President of Iberia Bank, New Iberia.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barras served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Barras won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary election, assuring his re-election.


In 2007, Barras was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Shane Romero.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 48 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Taylor Barras (D) 6,690
Shane Romero (D) 4,091

Campaign donors


In 2011, Barras received $50,757 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Taylor Barras's campaign in 2011
Bobby Jindal Campaign Cmte$2,500
J & S Resources Llc$2,500
Suire, Michael$2,500
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$1,750
Louisiana Bankers Association$1,750
Total Raised in 2011 $50,757


In 2007, a year in which Barras was up for election, he collected $140,764 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Taylor & Cheryl Barras $50,000
West PAC $5,000
Louisiana Restaurant Association $4,000
Louisiana State Farm Agents $4,000


Barras is a member of the Acadiana Delegation, Democratic Caucus, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[5]

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 48
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