Dan Claitor

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Dan Claitor
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Louisiana State Senate District 16
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedApril 4, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
J.D.Loyola University
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Claitor is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on April 4, 2009.


Claitor earned his B.A. in Finance from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from Loyola University. His professional experience includes working as a publisher, Prosecutor for Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, Legal Counselor, and manager of a family business.

Committee assignments


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


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


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



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Claitor ran for re-election in 2011. He was unopposed 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]


Claitor won election to the Louisiana State Senate District 16 in a special election held April 4, 2009. He defeated Lee Domingue.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Claitor (R) 11,713
Lee Domingue (R) 6,114

Campaign donors


In 2011, Claitor received $144,363 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Claitor's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Bankers Association$2,750
I S C Constructors LLC$2,500
Entertainment Software Association$2,500
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$2,500
Presonus Audio Electronics$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $144,363


Claitor and his wife, Sharmaine, have two children.

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Louisiana State Senate District 16
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