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Edward James
Edward James.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 101
In office
January 9, 2012-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 3
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 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern University
J.D.Southern University Law Center
Office website
Campaign website
Edward James is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 101. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 19, 2011, James won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He faced Harold Williams (R), Sarah Holliday (R), Tiffany Foxworth (D), Jonathan Holloway, Sr. (D) and Frederic Reed (D) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. 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, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19, 2011 between James and Foxworth.[1] James defeated Foxworth to win the seat.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives District 101 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward James 58.1% 2,414
     Democratic Tiffany Foxworth 41.9% 1,744
Total Votes 4,158

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 101 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward James 29.3% 2,033
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTiffany Foxworth 27.3% 1,897
     Republican Harold Williams 17.2% 1,196
     Republican Sarah Holliday 12.2% 850
     Democratic Jonathan Holloway, Sr. 7.3% 505
     Democratic Frederic Reed 6.7% 468
Total Votes 6,949

Campaign donors


In 2011, James received $90,008 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward James's campaign in 2011
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60$5,000
James, Edward (Ted)$4,500
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce$4,000
Louisiana State Farm Agents$3,000
Sid Gautreaux Campgain$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $90,008
Total Votes received in 2011 2,414
Cost of each vote received $37.29

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Preceded by
Wesley Bishop
Louisiana House of Representatives District 101
Succeeded by