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Randal Gaines
Randal Gaines.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 57
In office
January 9, 2012-Present
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 limitsN/A
High schoolLutcher High School
Bachelor'sSouthern University
J.D.Southern University Law Center (1984)
Office website
Campaign website
Randal Gaines is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 57. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 19, 2011, Gaines won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He faced Democrats Olangee Breech, Albert Burl III, Shane Bailey and Independent Russ Wise in the primary election on October 22, 2011. 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, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19, 2011 between Wise and Gaines.[1] Gaines defeated Wise to win the seat.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives District 57 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRandal Gaines 69% 5,677
     Independent Russ Wise 31% 2,548
Total Votes 8,225

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 57 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRandal Gaines 41.8% 5,463
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngRuss Wise 28.8% 3,768
     Democratic Albert Burl III 12.6% 1,644
     Democratic Shane Bailey 12.5% 1,641
     Democratic Olangee Breech 4.3% 562
Total Votes 13,078

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gaines received $67,540 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randal Gaines's campaign in 2011
Gaines, Randal L$24,000
Gainer, Hamerman &$2,500
Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local 60$2,500
Louisiana Manufacturers Association$2,500
Bailey, Jack$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $67,540
Total Votes received in 2011 5,677
Cost of each vote received $11.9

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Preceded by
Nickie Monica
Louisiana House of Representatives District 57
Succeeded by