Patrick Cortez

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Patrick Cortez
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Louisiana State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
2008-2012
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Elections

2011

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]

2007

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

2007

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
2012–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 43
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Stuart Bishop