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}}{{tnr}}'''Eric LaFleur''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 28.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Eric LaFleur''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.  
  
==Education==
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LaFleur served in the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] from 1999 to 2007.
  
LaFleur earned his BA in Economics/History/French from Tulane University. He went on to earn his JD from Tulane University.
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==Biography==
 
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LaFleur earned his B.A. in Economics/History/French from Tulane University and his J.D. from Tulane University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
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LaFleur is an attorney.
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==Political experience==
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LaFleur served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007.  He then joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2008.  He has served in that position since, representing the 28th district.
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====Races to watch====
 
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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 LaFleur and Miller was ranked as number 4. The report states that, although LaFleur is the incumbent, his district has become more Republican. The Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority and the GOP victory fund are expected to play big roles.<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 LaFleur and Miller was ranked as number 4. The report stated that, although LaFleur was the incumbent, his district had become more Republican. The Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority and the GOP victory fund were expected to play big roles.<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>
  
 
===2007===
 
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In 2007 LaFleur was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 28. LaFleur (D) finished with 17,851 votes while his opponent Donal Newton (D) finished with 13,821 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=LA&y=2007 Louisiana State Senate election results]</ref> LaFleur raised $316,242 for his campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95363 Campaign funds]</ref>
 
In 2007 LaFleur was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 28. LaFleur (D) finished with 17,851 votes while his opponent Donal Newton (D) finished with 13,821 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=LA&y=2007 Louisiana State Senate election results]</ref> LaFleur raised $316,242 for his campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95363 Campaign funds]</ref>
  
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In 2007, a year in which LaFleur was up for election, he collected $316,242 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95363 ''Follow the Money,'' "Campaign Contributions, 2007," accessed August 24, 2011]</ref>
 
In 2007, a year in which LaFleur was up for election, he collected $316,242 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95363 ''Follow the Money,'' "Campaign Contributions, 2007," accessed August 24, 2011]</ref>
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.ericlafleur.com/Eric_La_Fleur_Louisiana_State_Senate/Home.html Eric LaFleur's personal website]
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*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Lafleur/ Sen. LaFleur's website]
*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Lafleur/ Official Louisiana State Senate website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=35248 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
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Eric LaFleur
Eric Lafleur.jpg
Louisiana State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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 Representative
1999-2007
Education
Bachelor'sTulane University
J.D.Tulane University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Eric LaFleur is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

LaFleur served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007.

Biography

LaFleur earned his B.A. in Economics/History/French from Tulane University and his J.D. from Tulane University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

2008-2009

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

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

LaFleur ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated Paul Miller (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 28 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric LaFleur Incumbent 58.8% 19,392
     Republican Paul Miller 41.2% 13,565
Total Votes 32,957

Races to watch

On September 12, 2011, Bayou Buzz issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between LaFleur and Miller was ranked as number 4. The report stated that, although LaFleur was the incumbent, his district had become more Republican. The Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority and the GOP victory fund were expected to play big roles.[2]

2007

In 2007 LaFleur was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 28. LaFleur (D) finished with 17,851 votes while his opponent Donal Newton (D) finished with 13,821 votes.[3] LaFleur raised $316,242 for his campaign fund.[4]

Louisiana State Senate District 28
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Eric LaFleur (D) 17,851
Donald Newton (D) 13,821

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, LaFleur received $412,482 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

2007

In 2007, a year in which LaFleur was up for election, he collected $316,242 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Restaurant Association $7,000
Ring Associates $5,000
McKernan Law Firm $5,000
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce $5,000
JAZZ PAC $5,000

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