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Richard Gallot, Jr.
Richard Gallot.jpg
Louisiana State Senate District 29
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
Bachelor'sGrambling State University
J.D.Southern University Law School
Office website
Richard Gallot, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 29. He formerly served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing the 11th District from 2000 to 2012.

Gallot is an attorney. He received his JD from Southern University Law School, and BA from Grambling State University.

Gallot is Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, and a member of the Independent Caucus, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, and Louisiana Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



In June 2013, Gallot said he was exploring a run for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana in 2015.[2]


See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Gallot announced on August 15, 2011 that he would be running for the newly redrawn District 29 state senate seat.[3] He defeated Tony Vets (R) and Mary Wardsworth (D) 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, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election will take place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters. Because Gallot received over 50 percent +1 of the vote on October 22, there will not be a run-off election on November 19.[4]

Louisiana State Senate District 29 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Gallot, Jr. 50.3% 12,992
     Republican Tony Vets 29.3% 7,579
     Democratic Mary Wardsworth 20.4% 5,271
Total Votes 25,842


In 2007, Gallot won re-election to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Delores Wilkerson Smith and Edward Jones.[5]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 11 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Gallot (D) 5,928
Delores Wilkerson Smith (D) 1,913
Edward Jones (D) 1,160

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gallot received $202,908 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Gallot, Jr.'s campaign in 2011
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$8,250
Louisiana Nursing Home Association$2,750
Vision PAC$2,500
Cardinal Gas Storage Partners Llc$2,500
Alario PAC$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $202,908
Total Votes received in 2011 12,992
Cost of each vote received $15.62


In 2007, a year in which Gallot, Jr. was up for election, he collected $64,592 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Shelly F. Boutte $2,500
William J. Dore, Sr. $2,500
First North Louisiana Bancshares, Inc. $2,500
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $2,250

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Preceded by
Joe McPherson
Louisiana State Senate District 29
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by
Patrick Jefferson