|Louisiana State Senate District 14|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November 17, 2007|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Associate's||Baton Rogue Community College|
|Birthday||August 19, 1952|
Dorsey-Colomb earned her AA from Baton Rogue Community College. She went on attend Spencer College, Southern University, and Louisiana State University.
Dorsey-Colomb was a Travel Counselor from 1974 to 1976. She worked as Executive Administrative/Paralegal from 1976 to 1991. She then worked as Executive Director for the Louisiana Department of Labor from 1992 to 1993. She is currently a Consultant.
Dorsey-Colomb served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1993 to 2007. In 2007, she was House Speaker Pro Tempore. She then joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2008. She has served in that position since, representing the 14th district.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Dorsey-Colomb served on the following committees:
- Health & Welfare
- Judiciary C
- Local & Municipal Affairs, Chairman
- Revenue & Fiscal Affairs
- Joint Legislative Capital Outlay
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Dorsey-Colomb served on the following committees:
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Dorsey-Colomb served on the following committees:
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
Dorsey-Colomb ran for re-election in 2011. She defeated Michael Jackson (D) and Christopher Toombs (R) 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 will take place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.
|Louisiana State Senate District 14 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Democratic||Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Incumbent||58.2%||9,373|
Races to watch
On September 12, 2011, Bayou Buzz issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Dorsey-Colomb, Jackson and Toombs was ranked as number 3. The report cites Dorsey-Colomb as not accomplishing much in the legislature, while Jackson has raised his profile. Jackson, it notes, would not be a solid Democratic vote, which Dorsey-Colomb has been.
In 2007 Dorsey-Colomb was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 14. Dorsey-Colomb (D) finished with 8,701 votes while her opponent Jason Decuir (D) finished with 8,608 votes.
|Louisiana State Senate District 14|
|Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (D)||8,701|
|Jason Decuir (D)||8,608|
In 2011, Dorsey-Colomb received $266,454 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb's campaign in 2011|
|Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana||$38,438|
|Louisiana Democratic Party||$12,200|
|Louisiana Hospital Association||$5,000|
|Louisiana Chriopratic PAC||$5,000|
|Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60||$4,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$266,454|
|Total Votes received in 2011||9,373|
|Cost of each vote received||$28.43|
In 2007, a year in which Dorsey-Colomb was up for election, she collected $183,136 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Louisiana Chiropractic Association||$10,000|
|Business Affairs Research Program||$6,700|
|Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists||$5,000|
|Louisiana Association of Educators||$3,000|
|Crescent River Port Pilots Association||$3,000|
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- Official Louisiana State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011
- Bayou Buzz "Vitter, Jindal Ready To Hammer And Louisiana Legislative Races To Watch," September 12, 2011
- Louisiana State Senate election results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money, "Campaign Contributions, 2007," accessed August 24, 2011
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