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Jonathan Perry
Jonathan Perry.jpg
Louisiana State Senate District 26
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 electedFebruary 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNortheast Louisiana University
J.D.Southern Law Center
Office website
Campaign website
Jonathan Perry is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate. He has represented the 26th District since 2011. He won election in the February 19 special election, replacing Nick Gautreaux who resigned to serve as commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles.[1] Prior to joining the senate, Perry served in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

Perry is an attorney. He earned his JD from Southern Law Center, and BA in Criminal Justice/Sociology from Northeast Louisiana University. He is the Chair of the Acadiana Delegation, and a member of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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


In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Perry served on the following committees while a member of the House:


Campaign themes


Perry's 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Empowering Families and Protecting Our Children's Future: "A loving husband and father of four, Jonathan Perry is a pro-life, pro-family leader. He was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on the Louisiana Commission on Family and Marriage and has been awarded "Outstanding Family Advocate" three years in a row by the Louisiana Family Forum. In 2009, Perry received the annual "Life and Liberty Award" for his pro-family legislation. Jonathan is committed to protecting life and protecting our conservative Louisiana values."
  • Creating Good Jobs and a Stronger Economy: "Jonathan Perry understands that we must ensure our small businesses keep more of what they earn so they can reinvest and hire new workers. He will lead the fight against any new taxes, fees or new government regulations that will hurt Louisiana businesses. And Jonathan voted to keep ObamaCare's massive new costs and tax increases out of Louisiana."
  • Fighting For Smaller Government: "Government is taking more of our money and eroding more of our freedoms than ever before. We must stop this abuse of our tax dollars before it is too late. Jonathan Perry voted against the legislative pay raise, opposed all new taxes and fees and believes that if we cut the waste in government, we can fund our priorities without taking more money out of the pockets of Louisiana families."
  • Protecting Our Communities and Conserving Our Natural Resources: "Jonathan Perry is committed to working to rebuild Erath, Henry, Pecan Island, Forked Island, Cow Island and all rural areas of Vermillion, Acadia & Lafayette Parishes affected by Hurricane Rita. Jonathan will continue to work to see that not only their quality of life is restored, but to also give their communities safe, sustainable futures. And Jonathan Perry is committed to maintaining and supporting our rice, sugar, and cattle industry while also working to protect out fisheries, culture, recreation, and tourism."



General election

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Perry 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 will take place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.[3]

Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Louisiana state legislative special elections, 2011

Perry defeated Nathan Granger (D) in the District 26 special election for the Louisiana State Senate.[4]

Louisiana State Senate Special Election, District 26 (2011)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Perry (R) 10,179
Nathan Granger (D) 9,491


In 2007, Perry was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Francis J. Plaisance and Brodney Mouton.[5]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 47 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Perry (R) 8,262
Francis J. Plaisance (D) 4,598
Brodney Mouton (D) 2,238

Campaign donors


In 2011, Perry received $335,572 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jonathan Perry's campaign in 2011
Perry, Jonathan$36,000
Louisiana Republican Party$16,979
Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$10,000
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$5,322
Fire & Safety Specialists Inc$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $335,572

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nick Gautreaux (R)
Louisiana State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 47
Succeeded by
Bob Hensgens (R)