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Latest revision as of 17:07, 13 July 2013

This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Louisiana.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Louisiana are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
David Vitter
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkJohn B. Breaux (D)
Mary Landrieu
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 1997January 3, 2015 December 6, 2014LinkJ. Bennett Johnston, Jr. (D)

Election history


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Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mary Landrieu won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated John Kennedy (R), Richard Fontanesi (L), Jay Patel (I) and Robert Stewart (I) in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Landrieu incumbent 52.4% 988,298
     Republican John Kennedy 45.9% 867,177
     Libertarian Richard Fontanesi 1% 18,590
     Independent Jay Patel 0.7% 13,729
     Independent Robert Stewart 0% 0
Total Votes 1,887,794

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mary Landrieu won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Suzanne Haik Terrell (R), John Cooksey (R), "Tony" Perkins (R),Ernest Edward Skillman, Jr. (R), Raymond Brown (D), Patrick E "Live Wire" Landry (I), James Lemann (I) and Gary D. Robbins (I) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Landrieu incumbent 46% 573,347
     Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell 27.2% 339,506
     Republican John Cooksey 13.8% 171,752
     Republican "Tony" Perkins 9.6% 119,776
     Republican Ernest Edward Skillman, Jr. 0.1% 1,668
     Democratic Raymond Brown 1.9% 23,553
     Independent Patrick E. "Live Wire" Landry 0.8% 10,442
     Independent James Lemann 0.3% 3,866
     Independent Garry D. Robbins 0.2% 2,423
Total Votes 1,246,333

1996
On November 5, 1996, Mary Landrieu won election to the United States Senate. She defeated Louis "Woody" Jenkins (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Landrieu 50.2% 852,945
     Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins 49.8% 847,157
Total Votes 1,700,102

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Vitter won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Charlie Melancon (D), Michael Karlton Brown (I), R. A. "Skip" Galan (I), Milton Gordon (I), Sam Houston Melton, Jr. (I), Randall Todd Hayes (L), William R. McShan (Reform), Michael Lane "Mike" Spears (I), Ernest D. Woolon (I), William Robert "Bob" Lang, Jr. (I) and Thomas G. "Tommy" LaFarge (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Vitter Incumbent 56.6% 715,415
     Democratic Charlie Melancon 37.7% 476,572
     Independent Michael Karlton Brown 0.8% 9,973
     Independent R. A. "Skip" Galan 0.6% 7,474
     Independent Milton Gordon 0.4% 4,810
     Independent Sam Houston Melton, Jr. 0.3% 3,780
     Libertarian Randall Todd Hayes 1.1% 13,957
     Reform William R. McShan 0.5% 5,879
     Independent Michael Lane "Mike" Spears 0.7% 9,190
     Independent Ernest D. Woolon 0.6% 8,167
     Independent William Robert "Bob" Lang, Jr. 0.5% 5,734
     Independent Thomas G. "Tommy" LaFarge 0.3% 4,043
Total Votes 1,264,994

2004
On November 2, 2004, David Vitter won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Christopher John (D), John Kennedy (D), Arthur A. Morrell (D), Sam Houston Melton, Jr. (D), Richard M. Fontanesi(I) and R.A. "Skip" Galan (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Vitter 51% 943,014
     Democratic Christopher John 29.3% 542,150
     Democratic John Kennedy 14.9% 275,821
     Democratic Arthur A. Morrell 2.6% 47,222
     Democratic Sam Houston Melton, Jr. 0.7% 12,289
     Independent Richard M. Fontanesi 0.8% 15,097
     Independent R.A. "Skip" Galan 0.7% 12,463
Total Votes 1,848,056

1998
On November 3, 1998, John B. Breaux won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated "Jim" Donelon (R), Darryl Paul Ward (R), Sam Houston Melton, Jr. (D), Raymond Brown (Other Party), L.D. "Nota" Knox, Sr. (Other Party), Jeffrey H. Diket (Other Party) and Martin A. Rosenthal (Other Party) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn B. Breaux incumbent 64% 620,502
     Republican "Jim" Donelon 31.6% 306,616
     Republican Darryl Paul Ward 0.8% 7,964
     Democratic Sam Houston Melton, Jr. 1% 9,893
     Other party Raymond Brown 1.3% 12,203
     Other party L.D. "Nota" Knox 0.7% 6,366
     Other party Jeffrey H. Diket 0.3% 3,227
     Other party Martin A. Rosenthal 0.2% 2,394
Total Votes 969,165

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Louisiana.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Louisiana
Party Total
     Whig 3
     Republican 14
     Democratic 32
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
     Other 1
Total Senators 52
Class 2 Senators from Louisiana
Senator Years Served Party
Jean N. Destréhan 1812-1812 N/A
Thomas Posey 1812-1813 Republican
James Brown 1813-1817 Republican
William C. C. Claiborne 1817-1817 Republican
Henry Johnson 1818-1824 Republican
C. D. J. Dominique Bouligny 1824-1829 Republican
Edward Livingston 1829-1831 J
George A. Waggaman 1831-1835 AJ
Robert C. Nicholas 1836-1841 Democratic
Alexander Barrow 1841-1846 W
Pierre Soulé 1847-1847 Democratic
Solomon W. Downs 1847-1853 Democratic
Judah P. Benjamin 1853-1861 Democratic
John S. Harris 1868-1871 Republican
J. Rodman West 1871-1877 Republican
William P. Kellogg 1877-1883 Republican
Randall L. Gibson 1883-1892 Democratic
Donelson Caffery 1892-1901 Democratic
Murphy J. Foster 1901-1913 Democratic
Joseph E. Ransdell 1913-1931 Democratic
Huey P. Long 1932-1935 Democratic
Rose McConnell Long 1936-1937 Democratic
Allen J. Ellender 1937-1972 Democratic
Elaine S. Edwards 1972-1972 Democratic
J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. 1972-1997 Democratic
Mary Landrieu 1997-Present Democratic
Class 3 Senators from Louisiana
Senator Years Served Party
Allan B. Magruder 1812-1813 Republican
Eligius Fromentin 1813-1819 Republican
James Brown 1819-1823 Republican
Josiah S. Johnston 1824-1833 Republican
Alexander Porter 1833-1837 AJ
Alexander Mouton 1837-1842 Democratic
Charles M. Conrad 1842-1843 W
Henry Johnson 1844-1849 W
Pierre Soulé 1849-1853 Democratic
John Slidell 1853-1861 Democratic
William P. Kellogg 1868-1872 Republican
James B. Eustis 1876-1879 Democratic
Benjamin F. Jonas 1879-1885 Democratic
James B. Eustis 1885-1891 Democratic
Edward D. White 1891-1894 Democratic
Newton C. Blanchard 1894-1897 Democratic
Samuel D. McEnery 1897-1910 Democratic
John R. Thornton 1910-1915 Democratic
Robert F. Broussard 1915-1918 Democratic
Walter Guion 1918-1918 Democratic
Edward J. Gay 1918-1921 Democratic
Edwin S. Broussard 1921-1933 Democratic
John H. Overton 1933-1948 Democratic
William C. Feazel 1948-1948 Democratic
Russell B. Long 1948-1987 Democratic
John B. Breaux 1987-2005 Democratic
David Vitter 2005-Present Republican


See also

References