Charles Boustany Jr.

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Charles Boustany Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 7th Congressional District
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCathedral Carmel High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southwestern Louisiana
M.D.Louisiana State University School of Medicine
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1956
Place of birthNew Orleans, LA
Office website
Campaign website
Charles William Boustany, Jr. (b. February 21, 1956) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 7th congressional district. Boustany was first elected to the House in 2004.


Boustany was born in 1956 in New Orleans, LA, and graduated from Cathedral Carmel High School in Lafayette, LA. He earned his B.S. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1978 and his M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1982. Prior to his political career, Boustany worked as a surgeon.[1]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Scalise's political career[1]:

  • U.S. House of Representatives, 7th Congressional District of Louisiana, 2005-Present

Committee Assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Boustany serves on the following House committees[2]:

  • Ways and Means Committee
    • Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Human Resources
    • Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures


Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Charles Boustany, Jr. voted with the Republican Party 95.0% of the time, which ranked 30 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[3]



On November 2, 2010, Boustany was re-elected to the United States House of Representatives after running unopposed in Louisiana's 7th district.

Campaign Donors


Breakdown of the source of Boustany's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Boustany was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Boustany's campaign committee raised a total of $1,677,845 and spent $1,258,638.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 7th Congressional District, 2010 - Charles Boustany Jr. Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,677,845
Total Spent $1,258,638
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Charles Boustany Jr.'s campaign committee
Edison Chouest Offshore$17,200
Jack Lawton Inc$14,650
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$13,500
LHC Group$12,700
Marlin Energy$12,250
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$225,650
Oil & Gas$115,300
Health Services/HMOs$69,300
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$68,028


Boustany and his wife Bridget live in Lafayette, LA. They have two grown children.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris John
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana District 7
Succeeded by