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Ward was a [[Republican]] candidate for the [[United States House of Representatives]] in the [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014|2014 elections]] in the [[Louisiana's 1st Congressional District|1st Congressional District of Louisiana]].<ref name="run"/> Ward ended his campaign on August 21, 2013, saying the decision was based on a wish to remain local during his children's "formative years."<ref name="drop"/>
  
 
"While considering the amount of time I will spend campaigning for [[Congress]] over the next year and serving in [[Congress]] afterwards, it has become very apparent to me that the hours and days away from my family will be extraordinary," Ward said in a statement on August 21, 2013. "I strongly believe I need to spend as much time with (my children) as possible during their formative years. For this reason, I will not be a candidate for [[Congress]]," he added.<ref name="drop"/>
 
"While considering the amount of time I will spend campaigning for [[Congress]] over the next year and serving in [[Congress]] afterwards, it has become very apparent to me that the hours and days away from my family will be extraordinary," Ward said in a statement on August 21, 2013. "I strongly believe I need to spend as much time with (my children) as possible during their formative years. For this reason, I will not be a candidate for [[Congress]]," he added.<ref name="drop"/>
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Revision as of 20:10, 17 December 2013

Rick Ward, III
Rick Ward III.jpg
Louisiana State Senate, District 17
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)
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rick Ward is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Party switch

In July 2013, Ward switched from the Democratic Party, saying, "I’ve been in the Legislature now for two years and really the road the Democratic Party is going is not an area I feel comfortable with."[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014

Ward was a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections in the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana.[2] Ward ended his campaign on August 21, 2013, saying the decision was based on a wish to remain local during his children's "formative years."[3]

"While considering the amount of time I will spend campaigning for Congress over the next year and serving in Congress afterwards, it has become very apparent to me that the hours and days away from my family will be extraordinary," Ward said in a statement on August 21, 2013. "I strongly believe I need to spend as much time with (my children) as possible during their formative years. For this reason, I will not be a candidate for Congress," he added.[3]

2011

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Ward ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana Senate District 17. He defeated Larry Thomas (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 would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.[4]

Louisiana State Senate District 17 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Ward, III 70% 25,645
     Democratic Larry Thomas 30% 11,000
Total Votes 36,645

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Ward received $151,410 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Recent news

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See also

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References

  1. theadvocate.com, "State senator Rick Ward III switches parties," July 17, 2013
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named run
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named drop
  4. Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011
  5. Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Marionneaux
Louisiana State Senate District 17
2012–Present
Succeeded by
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