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Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District

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The 3rd Congressional District of Louisiana is a congressional district surrounding the southern tier of the Greater New Orleans Area.

Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District encompasses southern Louisiana and stretches from the Texas border to Iberia and St. Martin parishes. Cameron, Calcasleu, Jeff Davis, acadis, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermillion and Iberia parishes are included in this district.[1]

The district previously contained large portions of southeastern and south central Louisiana, including River Parishes and East Acadiana. It contained the cities of Chalmette, Gonzales, Houma, Thibodaux, Morgan City, and New Iberia.

The current representative of the 3rd congressional district is Charles Boustany Jr. (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

The 3rd congressional district of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Louisiana's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

The 3rd congressional district of Louisiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Jeff Landry won election to the United States House. He defeated Ravi Sangisetty (D) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Landry 63.8% 108,963
     Democratic Ravi Sangisetty 36.2% 61,914
Total Votes 170,877

2008
Charlie Melancon (D) ran unopposed for re-election in 2008.

2006
On November 7, 2006, Charlie Melancon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Olangee "OJ" Breech (D), Craig Romero (R) and James Lee Blake,Jr. (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Melancon incumbent 48.4% 75,023
     Democratic Olangee "OJ" Breech 35.5% 54,950
     Republican Craig Romero 14.7% 22,757
     Libertarian James Lee Blake, Jr. 1.4% 2,168
Total Votes 154,898

2004
On November 2, 2004, Charlie Melancon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated W.J. (Billy) Tauzin III (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Melancon incumbent 50.2% 57,611
     Republican W.J. (Billy) Tauzin III 49.8% 57,042
Total Votes 114,653

2002
On November 5, 2002, W.J. (Billy) Tauzin won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William Beier (Other) and David Iwancio (Other) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngW.J. (Billy) Tauzin) incumbent 86.7% 130,323
     Independent William Beier 8.6% 12,964
     Independent David Iwancio 4.7% 7,055
Total Votes 150,342

2000
On November 7, 2000, W.J. (Billy) Tauzin won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Edwin J. "Eddie" Albares (Other), Dion Bourque (Other) and Anita W. Rosenthal in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngW.J. (Billy) Tauzin) incumbent 78% 143,446
     Independent Edwin J. "Eddie" Albares 9.2% 16,908
     Independent Dion Bourque 5.5% 10,118
     Independent Anita W. Rosenthal 7.3% 13,488
     Independent 0% 0
Total Votes 183,960

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd congressional district of Louisiana after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Louisiana

In 2011, the Louisiana State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.


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