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Karen St. Germain
Karen St. Germain.jpg
Louisiana House Of Representatives District 60
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalTerm limited
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Office website
Karen St. Germain is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 60. She was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Germain won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. She defeated Jason Morris (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.

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 60 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren St. Germain Incumbent 86.1% 14,783
     Republican Jason Morris 13.9% 2,393
Total Votes 17,176


In 2007, St. Germain was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. She ran unopposed.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 60 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen St. Germain (D) N/A

Campaign donors


In 2011, St. Germain received $152,042 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen St. Germain's campaign in 2011
Talbot Carmouche & Marcello$5,000
Louisiana Manufacturers Association$5,000
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce$3,000
D B Sysgraph Inc$2,500
Bobby Jindal Campaign Cmte$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $152,042
Total Votes received in 2011 14,783
Cost of each vote received $10.28


In 2007, a year in which St. Germain was up for election, she collected $75,452 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $3,500
Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce $2,500
Basin Enterprises $2,500
Louisiana Hospital Association $2,500


Germain serves as Vice Chair of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus. She is also a member of the Acadiana Delegation, Democratic Caucus, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[4]

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