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|Name = Elbert Guillory
 
|Name = Elbert Guillory
 
|Profile picture = Elbert Guillory.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Elbert Guillory.jpg
|Position = Louisiana State Senate District 24
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|Position = Louisiana State Senate, District 24
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2009-Present
 
|Tenure = 2009-Present
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|Base salary = $16,800/year
 
|Base salary = $16,800/year
|Per diem = $6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
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|Per diem = $6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
 
|Pension =
 
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|Last election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011|November 19, 2011]]
 
|Last election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011|November 19, 2011]]
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|Personal website = http://www.elbertguillory.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Elbert L. Guillory''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 24. In May 2013, Guillory switched from the [[Democratic]] party, becoming the first African-American to join the Republican delegation.<ref>[http://theadvocate.com/home/6127130-125/guillory-announces-switch-to-gop ''theadvocate.com'', "
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}}{{tnr}}'''Elbert L. Guillory''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on May 2, 2009.
Guillory announces switch to GOP", June 1, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/05/elbert_guillory_republican_lou.html ''nola.com'', "State Sen. Elbert Guillory, now a Republican, says Democratic Party chair remarks helped spur his switch", May 31, 2013]</ref>
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Guillory won a special election to the Louisiana State House of Representatives in 2004. He served in the House until 2009, when he was elected to the Senate in another special election.
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Guillory served in the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] from 2004 to 2009. In May 2013, Guillory switched from the [[Democratic]] party, becoming the first African-American to join the Republican delegation.<ref>[http://theadvocate.com/home/6127130-125/guillory-announces-switch-to-gop ''theadvocate.com'', "Guillory announces switch to GOP," June 1, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/05/elbert_guillory_republican_lou.html ''nola.com'', "State Sen. Elbert Guillory, now a Republican, says Democratic Party chair remarks helped spur his switch," May 31, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Guillory earned his BS from Virginia State University and his JD from Rutgers University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
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Guillory earned his B.S. from Virginia State University and his J.D. from Rutgers University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014]]''
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Guillory was mentioned as a possible [[Republican]] candidate for [[Louisiana's 5th Congressional District]].<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/211371-gop-senator-moves-toward-run-for-mcallisters-house-seat ''The Hill'', "GOP senator moves toward run for McAllister's House seat," accessed July 9, 2014]</ref>
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Guillory was mentioned as a possible [[Republican]] candidate in the [[United States Senate]] race in 2014. He eventually decided to back [[Bill Cassidy]] (R) to challenge incumbent [[Mary Landrieu]] (D).<ref>[http://www3.atr.rollcall.com/another-potential-opponent-instead-backs-cassidy-in-louisiana/ ''Roll Call'', "Another Potential Opponent Instead Backs Cassidy in Louisiana," accessed December 3, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
  
Guillory won re-election to the District 24 state Senate seat in 2011. He faced Opelousas Mayor [[Don Cravins]] (D) and [[Kelly Scott]] (D) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Guillory and Cravins advanced past the primary to the November 19, 2011 general election.<ref>[http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110826/NEWS01/108260319/Cravins-Guillory-odds-Senate-race?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s ''The Advertiser,'' "Cravins, Guillory at odds in Senate race," August 26, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref> Guillory defeated Cravins.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/11192011/11192011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State,'' "Official election results for November 19, 2011," accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
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Guillory won re-election to the District 24 state Senate seat in 2011. He faced Opelousas Mayor [[Don Cravins]] (D) and [[Kelly Scott]] (D) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Guillory and Cravins advanced past the primary to the November 19, 2011 general election.<ref>[http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110826/NEWS01/108260319/Cravins-Guillory-odds-Senate-race?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s ''The Advertiser,'' "Cravins, Guillory at odds in Senate race," August 26, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'', "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref> Guillory defeated Cravins.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/11192011/11192011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State,'' "Official election results for November 19, 2011," accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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====Races to watch====
 
====Races to watch====
On September 12, 2011, ''Bayou Buzz'' issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Guillory, Cravins and Scott was ranked as number 5. The report states that Guillory advocated for a redistricting plan pushed for by the Louisiana Family Forum, an affiliate of Focus on the Family, that would have packed black voters into districts, reducing the number of majority-minority seats. This could potentially backfire, especially since Cravins has been popular while serving as Mayor of Opelousas.<ref>[http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/latest-buzz/337668-vitter-jindal-ready-to-hammer-and-louisiana-legislative-races-to-watch ''Bayou Buzz'' "Vitter, Jindal Ready To Hammer And Louisiana Legislative Races To Watch," September 12, 2011]</ref>
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On September 12, 2011, ''Bayou Buzz'' issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Guillory, Cravins and Scott was ranked as number 5. The report stated that Guillory advocated for a redistricting plan pushed by the Louisiana Family Forum, an affiliate of Focus on the Family, that would have packed black voters into districts, reducing the number of majority-minority seats. This could have potentially backfired, especially since Cravins had been popular while serving as Mayor of Opelousas.<ref>[http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/latest-buzz/337668-vitter-jindal-ready-to-hammer-and-louisiana-legislative-races-to-watch ''Bayou Buzz'', "Vitter, Jindal Ready To Hammer And Louisiana Legislative Races To Watch," September 12, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
 
 
Guillory was elected to Louisiana State Senate District 24 in a special election held May 2, 2009.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.louisiana.gov/05022009/05022009_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State,'' "May 2, 2009 special election results," accessed August 23, 2011]</ref>
 
Guillory was elected to Louisiana State Senate District 24 in a special election held May 2, 2009.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.louisiana.gov/05022009/05022009_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State,'' "May 2, 2009 special election results," accessed August 23, 2011]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Guillory received $282,312 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=LA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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In 2011, Guillory received $282,312 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=LA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Louisiana State Senate]]
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*[[Louisiana State Senate#Standing Senate Committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Louisiana State Legislature]]
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*[[Louisiana State Legislature#Joint Legislative Committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[Louisiana state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.elbertguillory.com/ Elbert Guillory's personal website]
 
*[http://www.elbertguillory.com/ Elbert Guillory's personal website]
*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Guillory/ Official Louisiana State Senate website]
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*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Guillory/ Sen. Guillory's website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=75837 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/la/legislators/LAL000151/elbert-l-guillory/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=75837 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=75837 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=75837 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113651 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95295 2007]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113651 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95295 2007]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=84322118744 Elbert Guillory on Facebook]
 
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Elbert Guillory
Elbert Guillory.jpg
Louisiana State Senate, District 24
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedMay 2, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
2004-2009
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia State University
J.D.Rutgers University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Elbert L. Guillory is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on May 2, 2009.

Guillory served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2004 to 2009. In May 2013, Guillory switched from the Democratic party, becoming the first African-American to join the Republican delegation.[1][2]

Biography

Guillory earned his B.S. from Virginia State University and his J.D. from Rutgers University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

2008-2009

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

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014 and United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014

Guillory was mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.[3]

Guillory was mentioned as a possible Republican candidate in the United States Senate race in 2014. He eventually decided to back Bill Cassidy (R) to challenge incumbent Mary Landrieu (D).[4]

2011

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Guillory won re-election to the District 24 state Senate seat in 2011. He faced Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins (D) and Kelly Scott (D) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Guillory and Cravins advanced past the primary to the November 19, 2011 general election.[5][6] Guillory defeated Cravins.[7]

Louisiana State Senate District 24 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElbert Guillory Incumbent 55.7% 13,183
     Democratic Don Cravins 44.3% 10,504
Total Votes 23,687
Louisiana State Senate District 24 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDon Cravins 40.7% 11,210
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElbert Guillory Incumbent 46.4% 12,768
     Democratic Kelly Scott 12.9% 3,550
Total Votes 27,528

Races to watch

On September 12, 2011, Bayou Buzz issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Guillory, Cravins and Scott was ranked as number 5. The report stated that Guillory advocated for a redistricting plan pushed by the Louisiana Family Forum, an affiliate of Focus on the Family, that would have packed black voters into districts, reducing the number of majority-minority seats. This could have potentially backfired, especially since Cravins had been popular while serving as Mayor of Opelousas.[8]

2009

Guillory was elected to Louisiana State Senate District 24 in a special election held May 2, 2009.[9]

Louisiana State Senate District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elbert Guillory (D) 7,906
Pat Cravins (D) 4,746

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Guillory received $282,312 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elbert Guillory's campaign in 2011
Guillory, Elbert Lee$36,020
Bobby Jindal Campaign Cmte$5,000
Washington State Bank$5,000
Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett$5,000
Gulf States Life Insurance Co$4,500
Total Raised in 2011 $282,312
Total Votes received in 2011 13,183
Cost of each vote received $21.41

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