Louisiana State Senate elections, 2007

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In 2007, Louisiana's first election date was October 20, 2007 while the secondary election date was November 17, 2007.

Louisiana's elections operate in a unique manner. One primary is held with all filing candidates on one ballot. If a candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, they are declared the winner. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters move-on to a second election date, which typically occurs after the regular nationwide general election date.

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Louisiana in past years and the cumulative amount of dollars raised in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 90 $18,266,324
2003 95 $13,648,458
1999 78 $12,374,378

Qualifications

In order to qualify to run for the Louisiana State Senate, a candidate must:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older[2].
  • Must be a resident of the district they seek to hold office to for a minimum of two years[2].
  • Must not have served more than two and one half terms previously in office. This is for any candidate who has held office in the past after January 8, 1996[3].
  • Have not been convicted of a felony offense[3].
  • Have no outstanding fines with the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program[3].
  • Pay a $300 filing fee with the Clerk of Court in the parish they reside in or collect 500 signatures[4].
  • If running as a Republican or Democrat, pay an additional $150 filing fee with the state and/or parish executive committee of their party[4].

List of candidates

District 1

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party A.G. Crowe 11,625 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kenneth Odinet 10,811

District 2

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Duplessis 5,608 Approveda Incumbent Duplessis has been in office since 2004.
Democratic Party Jon Johnson 4,110 Approveda
Democratic Party Yolanda A. Dupaty-Zeigler 1,612

November 17 Runoff candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Duplessis 4,398 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jon Johnson 4,050

District 3

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Derrick Shepherd 9,615 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Shepherd has been in office since 2005.
Democratic Party Shawn Barney 6,173

District 4

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edwin Murray 10,342 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Murray has been in office since 2005.
Republican Party Thomas Kennedy 3,975
Independent Clayton Joffrion 897

District 5

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheryl Gray 4929 Approveda
Democratic Party Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 3,769 Approveda
Democratic Party David Williams 3,719
Democratic Party Irma Muse Dixon 1,840

November 17 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheryl Gray 8,321 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 3,398

District 6

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Julie Quinn 21,992 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Quinn has been in office since 2005.
Republican Party Doug Johnson 9,468
Republican Party Monica Monica 6,791

District 7

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Heitmeier 11,010 Approveda
Republican Party Paul Richard 6,904 Approveda
Democratic Party Jonathan C. Bolar 4,398

November 17 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Heitmeier 9,496 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul Richard 5,652

District 8

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Alario 16,939 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Roberts 9,783

District 9

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stephen Scalise 19,154 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Thomas Polly 8,948
Democratic Party David Gereighty 3,154

District 10

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Martiny 19,414 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Martiny has been in office since 2000.
Independent Mike Zito 8,752

District 11

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jack Donahue 24,200 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pete Schneider 12,287
Republican Party Ace Lebleu 1,041

District 12

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ben Nevers Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Nevers has been in office since 2003.

District 13

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Erdey Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Yvonne Dorsey 11,398 Approveda
Democratic Party Jason Decuir 9,915 Approveda
Republican Party Willis Reed, Sr. 2,019
Democratic Party Steven K. Schilling 477

November 17 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Yvonne Dorsey 8,701 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jason Decuir 8,608

District 15

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Weston Broome 23,608 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Broome has been in office since 2005.
Independent James Slaughter 5,877

District 16

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Cassidy 33,463 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Troy Moreau 6,781
Libertarian Party Richard Fontanesi 3,995

District 17

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Marionneaux, Jr 37,835 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Marionneaux has been in office since 1999.
Democratic Party Martha Manuel 7,975

District 18

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jody Amedee Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Amedee has been in office since 2003.

District 19

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joel Chaisson Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Chaisson has been in office since 1999.

District 20

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Reggie Dupre Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Dupre has been in office since 2003.

District 21

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Butch Gautreaux 25,348 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Gautreaux has been in office since 2000.
Republican Party Clayton Diaz 10,372

District 22

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Troy Hebert 12,648 Approveda
Republican Party Jeff Landry 13,375 Approveda
Democratic Party Sydnie Mae Maraist Durand 12,375

November 17 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Troy Hebert 14,876 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Landry 14,308

District 23

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael Michot Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Michot has been in office since 2000.

District 24

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Cravins 25,993 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Cravins has been in office since 1999.
Independent Bradford Jackson 5,796
Democratic Party Gabriel Lewis 3,181

District 25

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan Morrish 11,145 Approveda
Democratic Party Gil Pinac 13,437 Approveda
Republican Party Mark Abraham 10,294

November 17 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan Morrish 11,186 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gil Pinac 9,556

District 26

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nick Gautreaux 28,459 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Gautreaux has been in office since 2003.
Democratic Party Mickey Frith 8,652

District 27

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Willie Mount Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Mount has been in office since 2000.

District 28

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric LaFleur 19,367 Approveda
Democratic Party Donald Newton 11,957 Approveda
Democratic Party Bill Belt 7,732

November 17 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric LaFleur 17,851 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Donald Newton 13,821

District 29

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe McPherson 20,793 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent McPherson has been in office since 2000.
Democratic Party Jerry Guillory 9,419

District 30

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Smith 9,227 Approveda
Democratic Party Claude Leach 10,219 Approveda
Democratic Party Terry Fowler 6,492

November 17 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Smith 9,326 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Claude Leach, Jr. 8,777

District 31

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gerald Long 20,609 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Thomas Taylor Townsend 17,699

District 32

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Neil Riser 19,019 Approveda
Democratic Party Bryant Hammett, Jr. 16,264 Approveda
Democratic Party Michael Trent 3,404

November 17 General election candidates:

Republican Party Neil Riser 15,622 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bryant Hammett, Jr. 12,817

District 33

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Walsworth 17,363 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Charles McDonald 16,217

District 34

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Francis Thompson 14,301 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Willie Hunter, Jr. 11,043
Democratic Party Paxton Branch 2,378

District 35

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Kostelka Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Kostelka has been in office since 2003.

District 36

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Adley 24,371 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Adley has been in office since 2003.
Republican Party Tyler Nezat 9,004

District 37

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party B.L. Shaw 5,676 Approveda
Republican Party Bill Montgomery 7,524 Approveda
Democratic Party Barrow Peacock 4,620
Democratic Party Jay Murrell 3,951
Democratic Party Sheva Sims 4,564

November 17 General election candidates:

Democratic Party B.L. Shaw 7,157 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Montgomery 5,317

District 38

October 20 General election candidates:

Republican Party Sherri Smith Cheek 16,655 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Cheek has been in office since 2003.
Republican Party Alan Seabaugh 14,725

District 39

October 20 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lydia Jackson Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Jackson has been in office since 2004.

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