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Patrick Cortez
Patrick Cortez.jpg
Louisiana State Senate District 23
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 3
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 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Louisiana House Of Representatives
Office website
Campaign website
Patrick "Page" Cortez is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 23. He formerly served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing the 43rd District from 2008 to 2012.

Cortez is Co-Owner and Operator of La-Z Boy Furniture Gallery & Stoma's Furniture.

He is a member of the Acadiana Delegation, Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and Louisiana Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

On August 9, 2011, Cortez announced his candidacy for the 23rd state senate seat. The seat was because Michael Michot reached his term limit.[2] Cortez 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 would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.[3]


In 2007, Cortez was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Patrick L. LeBlanc.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 43 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Page Cortez (R) 7,742
Patrick L. LeBlanc (R) 6,218

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Cortez was up for election, he collected $188,729 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $5,000
Petra Consultation Inc. $2,500
Surety Management Inc. $2,500
Liz Stoma $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Michot
Louisiana State Senate District 23
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 43
Succeeded by
Stuart Bishop