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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 6
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.


Claitor earned his BA in Finance from Louisiana State University. He went on to receive his JD from Loyola University.

Professional experience

Claitor has worked as a Publisher, Prosecutor for Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, Legal Counselor, and Manager of the family business.

Political experience

Claitor joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2009. He has served in that position since, representing the 16th district.

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:


Claitor and his wife, Sharmaine, have two children.



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

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Preceded by
Louisiana State Senate District 16
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