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Jerry Gisclair
Jerry Gisclair.jpg
Louisiana House Of Representatives District 54
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
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 limits3 terms (12 years)
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Jerry Gisclair (b. February 7, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Gisclair's professional experience includes working as the owner of Bayou Portuguese Citrus Farm, the Coastal Broadcasting Network, and E.U.I., and technician/manager for Latelco and SolaCom. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Gisclair won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Micah Hebert (I) 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.

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 54 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Gisclair Incumbent 58.6% 5,465
     Independent Micah Hebert 41.4% 3,859
Total Votes 9,324


In 2007, Gisclair was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Mitchell Theriot.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 54 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Gisclair (D) 4,128
Mitchell Theriot(R) 4,007

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gisclair received $47,746 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Gisclair's campaign in 2011
Gisclair, Jerry (Truck)$13,290
Louisiana Democratic Party$11,336
Coastal Broadcasting$3,810
Gisclair, Nita$2,000
Louisiana Realtors Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $47,746
Total Votes received in 2011 5,465
Cost of each vote received $8.74


In 2007, a year in which Gisclair was up for election, he collected $103,474 in donations.[3]

His three largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Jerry Gisclair $74,593
Jerry & Linda Gisclair $27,848
Louisiana House Democratic Campaign Committee $1,033


Gisclair is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Chamber of Lafourche, LAB, NAB, SLHS Booster Club, and the American Legion.[4]

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