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Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana State Senate (French: Sénat de Louisiane) is the upper house of the state legislature of Louisiana. All Senators serve four year terms and are assigned multiple committees to work on. The Democratic Party currently holds a majority in the Senate and the Senate President is Democratic Senator Joel Chaisson from Destrehan, Louisiana.

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Senate Officers

  • President of the Senate - Joel Chaisson
  • President Pro Tempore - Sharon Weston Broome
  • Secretary of the Senate - Glenn Koepp
  • Parliamentarian - Robert Marionneaux, Jr.

Composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 23 16 39 0
Begin 23 16 39 0
October 10, 2008[1] 22 38 1
January 2009[2] 23 39 0
January 3, 2009[3] 15 38 1
January 4, 2009[4] 22 37 2
April 4, 2009[5] 16 38 1
May 18, 2009[6] 23 39 0
June 30, 2009[7] 22 38 1
August 29, 2009[8] 23 39 0
Latest voting share 59% 41%
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Current membership

District Name Party Residence
1 A.G. Crowe Rep Slidell
2 Ann Duplessis Dem New Orleans
3 J.P. Morrell Dem New Orleans
4 Edwin R. Murray Dem New Orleans
5 Cheryl A. Gray Evans Dem New Orleans
6 Julie Quinn Rep Metairie
7 David Heitmeier Dem New Orleans
8 John A. Alario, Jr. Dem Westwego
9 Conrad Appel Rep Metairie
10 Daniel Martiny Rep Kenner
11 Jack Donahue Rep Covington
12 Ben Nevers Dem Bogalusa
13 Dale M. Erdey Rep Livingston
14 Yvonne Dorsey Dem Baton Rouge
15 Sharon Weston Broome Dem Baton Rouge
16 Dan Claitor Rep Baton Rouge
17 Rob Marionneuax, Jr. Dem Grosse Tete
18 Jody Amedee Dem Gonzales
19 Joel Chaisson Dem Destrehan
20 Norby Chabert Dem Houma
21 D.A. "Butch" Gautreaux Dem Morgan City
22 Troy Hebert Dem Jeanerette
23 Mike Michot Rep Lafayette
24 Elbert Guillory Dem Opelousas
25 Dan Morrish Rep Jennings
26 Nick Gautreaux Dem Meaux
27 Willie Mount Dem Lake Charles
28 Eric LaFleur Dem Ville Platte
29 Joe McPherson Dem Woodworth
30 John R. Smith Dem Leesville
31 Gerald Long Rep Natchitoches
32 Neil Riser Rep Columbia
33 Mike Walsworth Rep West Monroe
34 Francis C. Thompson Dem Delhi
35 Robert Kostelka Rep Monroe
36 Robert Adley Rep Benton
37 B.L. Shaw Rep Shreveport
38 Sherry Smith Cheek Rep Keithville
39 Lydia P. Jackson Dem Shreveport

Senate Committees

The Louisiana State Senate currently has over fifteen different committees in which the senators sit. These committees address a wide range of issues such as environmental quality, education, labor relations and more . A full list of the committees can be found at the senate committees page. Likewise, a full list of committee assignments (by member) can be found at the committee assignments page.

References

  1. ^ Democrat Derrick Shepherd (District 3) resigned after pleading guilty to a felony.
  2. ^ Democrat J.P. Morrell elected to succeed Shepherd.
  3. ^ Republican Bill Cassidy (District 16) resigned after being sworn in as a member of Congress.
  4. ^ Democrat Don Cravins, Jr. (District 24) resigned.
  5. ^ Republican Dan Claitor elected to succeed Cassidy.
  6. ^ Democrat Elbert L. Guillory (District 24) elected to succeed Cravins.
  7. ^ Democrat Reggie Dupre (District 20) resigned to become director of levees for Terrebonne Parish.
  8. ^ Democrat Norbert "Norby" Chabert elected to succeed Dupre.

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