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Baton Rouge Politics

Information about politics and local officials in Baton Rouge.

Officials

Mayor - Melvin L. Kip Holden

Website: http://brgov.com/dept/mayor/

Street address: 222 Saint Louis St., 3rd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Email: mayor@brgov.com

Phone: (225) 389-3100

Do you approve of Melvin L. Kip Holden as Mayor?

Representative - Bill Cassidy

Party: Republican

Rep. Bill Cassidy has done his part to elect the person who will represent Louisiana in the Senate for the next six year. Cassidy and his daughter, Kate, voted at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning.
Republican candidate Bill Cassidy, left, early votes with help from his daughter Kate Cassidy at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
OCTOBER 6: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivers a speech at the American Enterprise Institute titled 'Rebuilding American Defense,' October 6, 2014. Jindal addressed the rise of terrorists group around the world and was critical of the Obama administration.
Do you approve of Bill Cassidy as Representative?

State Representative - Regina Barrow

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2005

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Executive Director, R

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Regina Barrow as State Representative?

State Representative - Dalton Honore

Party: Democratic

Term start: May 2010

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Businessman (retired)

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Dalton Honore as State Representative?

State Representative - Patricia Smith

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Exxon Mobil Public Affairs (retired)

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Patricia Smith as State Representative?

State Representative - Michael Jackson

Party: Independent

Term start: 1999

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Michael Jackson as State Representative?

State Representative - Clif Richardson

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Clif Richardson as State Representative?

State Representative - Steve Carter

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Steve Carter as State Representative?

State Representative - Erich Ponti

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: General Contractor

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Erich Ponti as State Representative?

State Representative - Franklin Foil

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Franklin Foil as State Representative?

State Representative - Mack White

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Mack White as State Representative?

State Representative - Hunter Greene

Party: Republican

Term start: April 2005

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Hunter Greene as State Representative?

State Senator - Robert Marionneaux

Party: Democratic

Term start: 1999

Term end: 2010

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Marionneaux/

Email: lasen17@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Do you approve of Robert Marionneaux as State Senator?

State Senator - Sharon Broome

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Sharon Broome as State Senator?

State Senator - Yvonne Dorsey

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2008

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Consultant

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Dorsey/

Email: dorseyy@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

A group called Women in Politics will hold its third annual "spiritual enlightenment breakfast" on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. The speaker will be Carol G. Rowe, who is co-founder of the Upperroom Bible Church in New Orleans and Slidell. Officials affiliated with the group include Carolyn Hill of Baton Rouge, a member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, state Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, state Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, state Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge and state Sen. Yvonne Dorsey Colomb, D-Baton Rouge.
Do you approve of Yvonne Dorsey as State Senator?

State Senator - Dale Erdey

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Business Owner

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Erdey/

Email: erdeyd@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Do you approve of Dale Erdey as State Senator?

State Senator - Dan Claitor

Party: Republican

Term start: 2009

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Businessman

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Claitor/

Email: claitord@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Edwin Edwards suggested on Monday that Republican Garret Graves, his runoff opponent in his Sixth Congressional District race , might not be supported at the polls on Dec. 6 by the two Republicans who came in third and fourth in the Nov. 4 primary. Neither Louisiana Sen. Dan Claitor, who came in fourth, or Paul Dietzel, who came in third, had publicly endorsed Graves.
Do you approve of Dan Claitor as State Senator?