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Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb
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Louisiana State Senate District 14
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
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 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Associate'sBaton Rogue Community College
Date of birthAugust 19, 1952
Office website
Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (b. August 19, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 14.


Dorsey-Colomb earned her AA from Baton Rogue Community College. She went on attend Spencer College, Southern University, and Louisiana State University.

Professional experience

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.

Political experience

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.

Committee assignments


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


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.[1]

Louisiana State Senate District 14 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne Dorsey-Colomb Incumbent 58.2% 9,373
     Democratic Michael Jackson 28.2% 4,540
     Republican Christopher Toombs 13.6% 2,197
Total Votes 16,110

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.[2]


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.[3]

Louisiana State Senate District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (D) 8,701
Jason Decuir (D) 8,608

Campaign donors


In 2011, Dorsey-Colomb received $266,454 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

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.[5]

Her five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
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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