Dale Erdey

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Dale Erdey
Dale M. Erdey.jpg
Louisiana State Senate District 13
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University, 1976
Date of birthDecember 6, 1954
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Dale M. Erdey (b. December 6, 1954) is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 13.


Erdey earned his B.S.in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 1976.

Professional experience

Erdey is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Licensed Insurance Agent. He is owner/agent of Erdley Insurance Agency Incorporated.

Political experience

Erdey was Mayor of the Town of Livingston from 1993 to 1997. He has served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007. He joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 13th district.

Committee assignments


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


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


In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Erdey served on the following committees:


Erdey and his wife, Donna, have four children.



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Erdey ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated Derek Babcock (R) 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]

Louisiana State Senate District 13 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDale Erdey Incumbent 64.8% 19,831
     Republican Derek Babcock 35.2% 10,785
Total Votes 30,616


In 2007 Erdey was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 13. Erdey's vote totals are not available because he ran unopposed.

Campaign donors


In 2011, Erdey received $217,196 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dale Erdey's campaign in 2011
Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$20,000
Industrial Fabrics Inc$2,500
Penn Properties LLC$2,500
Daniel R Martiny Senatorial Campaign Comm In$2,500
National Holdings Inc$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $217,196
Total Votes received in 2011 19,831
Cost of each vote received $10.95


In 2007, a year in which Erdey was up for election, he collected $89,747 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana State Farm Agents $2,750
Louisiana Medical Association $2,500
Millennium Golf and Country Club $2,500
Louisiana Realtors Association $2,200
Louisiana Sheriffs Association $2,200

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