Sharon Weston Broome

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Sharon Weston Broome
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Louisiana State Senate District 15
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 9
Senate President Pro Tempore
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Master'sRegent University
Office website
Sharon Weston Broome is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate. She represents District 15 and serves as Senate President Pro Tempore.


Broome earned her BA in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She went on to receive her MA in Communications from Regent University.

Professional experience

Broome has worked in the following positions: Reporter, 2 On Your Side, for WBRZ-TV, Adjunct Instructor for Southern University, Adjunct Instructor for Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, Public Affairs Manager for Georgia Gulf Corporation, and Certified Human Relations/Communications Consultant.

Political experience

Broome served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1991 to 2005. She won a special election to the Louisiana State Senate in 2005 and has served in that position since. She is past Senate President Pro Tempore and currently represents the 15th district.

Committee assignments


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


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


In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Broome served on the following committees:


Broome and her husband, Marvin Alonzo, have 3 children.



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Weston Broome ran for re-election in 2011. She 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.[1]


In 2007 Broome was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 15. Broome (D) finished with 23,608 votes while her opponent James Slaughter finished with 5,877 votes.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Weston Broome (D) 23,608
James Slaughter 5,877

Campaign donors


In 2011, Broome received $118,243 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Weston Broome's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Dental Association$5,000
Sid Gautreaux Campaign Cmte$2,500
Bailey, Laura$2,500
Chaisson Senate Campaign Fund$2,500
Bobby Jindahl Campaign Cmte LLC$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $118,243


In 2007, a year in which Broome was up for election, she collected $129,646 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign Committee of Louisiana $9,000
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce $5,000
Sharon Weston Broome $3,594
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $3,000
Corrective Legislative Association $2,500

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