Charles Boustany Jr.

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Charles Boustany Jr.
Charles Boustany Jr.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 7
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 10
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
Date of birthFebruary 21, 1956
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
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.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Boustany is a "moderate Republican leader".[1]


Boustany was born in 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from Cathedral Carmel High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. 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.[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Boustany's political career[2]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Boustany serves on the following House committees:[3]

  • 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.[4]



See also: Louisiana's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Boustany is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 3rd District. Boustany is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.[5] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was August 17, 2012. The primary elections will be held on November 6, 2012.


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


Charles Boustany Jr. (2012)[6] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 10, 2012$1,270,797.45$348,561.34$(117,206.07)$1,502,152.72
July Quarterly[8]July 12, 2012$1,502,152.72$741,760.56$(330,309.42)$1,913,603.86
Running totals

According to a July 12, 2012 Report, Boustany raised $727,000 in the second quarter and at the end of the cycle had $1.9 mil cash-on-hand.[9]


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.[10]

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Boustany and his wife Bridget live in Lafayette, Louisiana. They have two grown children.[11]

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