Eric LaFleur

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Eric LaFleur
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Louisiana State Senate District 28
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,800
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representative
Bachelor'sTulane University
J.D.Tulane University
Office website
Personal website
Eric LaFleur is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 28.


LaFleur earned his BA in Economics/History/French from Tulane University. He went on to earn his JD from Tulane University.

Professional experience

LaFleur is an attorney.

Political experience

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, LaFleur has been appointed to the following committees:


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


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



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 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.[2]


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


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

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric LaFleur's campaign in 2011
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$81,498
Louisiana Safety Association Of Timbermen$5,000
Louisiana Dental Association$5,000
Central Control LLC$4,000
Louisiana State Farm Agents$3,250
Total Raised in 2011 $412,482
Total Votes received in 2011 19,392
Cost of each vote received $21.27


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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