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Charles Kleckley
Charles Kleckley.jpg
Louisiana House Of Representatives District 36
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 10
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011 November 17, 2007
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sMcNeese State University
Office website
Charles Kleckley is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He has represented the 36th District since winning a special election in 2005. He has served as Speaker of the House since 2012.

Kleckley received his BS in Finance from McNeese State University.

He is a member of the Acadiana Delegation, Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and Louisiana Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kleckley served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Kleckley 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, Kleckley was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 36 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Kleckley (R) N/A

Campaign donors


In 2011, Kleckley received $172,318 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Kleckley's campaign in 2011
Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson$2,500
Louisiana Association Of Wholesalers$2,500
Nlhc Llc$2,500
Bepco Lp$2,500
Louisiana Bankers Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $172,318


In 2007, a year in which Kleckley was up for election, he collected $106,505 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana State Farm Agents $4,000
Louisiana Realtors Association $3,000
Meyer & Associates $2,500
Civil Construction Co. & Environmental Se. $2,500

Recall efforts

See also: Charles Kleckley recall, Louisiana House of Representatives (2012)

In March 2012, recall organizers started circulating petitions to recall Kleckley from office. The efforts began largely as a result of public education reforms backed by Kleckley and Gov. Bobby Jindal. Organizers had to collect signatures equal to one-third of the registered voters of Kleckley's district, which comes out to roughly 9,000, by September 19.[5]

The recall drive was led by a group of Calcasieu teachers, with Brenda Romero acting as chairwoman. They said Kleckley and other supporters of the reforms did not listen to teachers or take adequate time to consider the bills.[6]

In response, Kleckley stated, "I think at the end of the day, my district will measure me on the success of my 12 years as a public servant. What I have done, what I have accomplished over those 12 years and then they'll also consider what I can accomplish over the next four years as speaker of the house."[7]

The recall effort failed to collect enough signatures by the September 18 deadline and the signatures that were collected were never turned in.[8]

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 36
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