Fred Mills, Jr.

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Fred Mills, Jr.
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Louisiana State Senate District 22
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,800
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedJanuary 22, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Office website
Personal website
Fred Mills, Jr. is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate for the 22nd district. He was formerly a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and represented 46th District from 2009 until Janurary 2011. Formerly a Democratic member of the House, Fred officially became a Republican in early December of 2010. [1] He ran for and won the Janurary 22, 2011 special election for the Louisiana State Senate, District 22.

Mills is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Farmers-Merchants Banks, and Owner/Pharmacist of Mills Cashway Pharmacy.

He is a member of the Acadiana Delegation, Democratic Caucus, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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


Mills served on the following committees while a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives:


Campaign themes


Mill's 2011 campaign site discusses his campaign themes:

  • "In his announcement Mills stated that he would consider an opportunity to serve the people of District 22 an honor since the entire area has so much potential given that the two Parishes, Iberia and St. Martin, have strength in their commonality, both geographically and economically, strong family values, and a strong commitment to faith. Mills added 'this district is fortunate to have two (2) major federal highways, Interstate 10 and Highway 90, the world class Port of Iberia, three (3) major sugar mills, oil and gas resources, the vast Atchafalaya Basin and abundant coastal resources that provide some of the best hunting, fishing, and seafood in the nation, a robust tourism industry, and the historic Bayou Teche that traverses much of the District. We need a Senator that will provide the leadership to take advantage of these resources by helping to create jobs for our families and I want to be that person.' "


2011 General election

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Mills 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.[3]

2011 Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Mills defeated 5 other candidates in the District 22 special election for the Louisiana State Senate. The special election primary took place on January 22. All candidates, regardless of affiliation, appeared on the ballot. Since Mills received more than 50% of the votes, the election will not proceed to a run-off.[4][5]

Louisiana State Senate District 22 (2011)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Mills, Jr. (R) 12,812
Simone B. Champagne (R) 4,040
David Groner (I) 2,534
Armond Schwing (R) 1,644
Ruben LeBlanc (I) 208
Ken Squires (R) 172


Mills was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2008 as a Democratic candidate.

Campaign donors


In 2011, Mills received $441,043 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Fred Mills, Jr.'s campaign in 2011
Louisiana Hospital Association$6,000
Louisiana Medical PAC$5,000
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$5,000
Acadian Ambulance Service$4,500
Total Raised in 2011 $441,043

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Political offices
Preceded by
Troy Hebert (I)
Louisiana State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Louisiana Louisiana House of Representatives District 46
Succeeded by
Mike "Pete" Huval