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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

Bill Cassidy, Republican Congressman from Baton Rouge, LA and physician was in the news last week as he provided emergency treatment to a fellow passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight.
U.S. Reps. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, and Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, have authored a joint letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration calling for the safety records of the American Midstream pipeline.
U.S. Reps. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, and Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, have authored a joint letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration calling for the safety records of the American Midstream pipeline.
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...

State Rep. Dalton Honor ©, - Wednesday Apr 16
Baton Rouge lawmakers Steve Carter and Dalton Honore on Monday submitted two bills that would shrink the size of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 11 to 7 members and shift most of the board's and the superintendent's power to more than 80 school principals.
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...

State Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, battled lobbyists who told legislators that House Bill 12 would make children more vulnerable to sexual predators.
State Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, said the law needs to go because it has been found unconstitutional.
House Bill 12 from state Rep. Patricia Smith , D-Baton Rouge, which would remove consensual oral and anal sex from the state's "crimes against nature" statute , passed today's House Administration of Criminal Justice committee.
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...

Advocate Photo by MICHELLE MILLHOLLON -- Baton Rouge State Reps. Erich Ponti, a Republican, and Ted James, a Democrat, right, discuss payday loans prior to the Louisiana House convening Tuesday.
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...

A late night, rambling email scared state Rep. Franklin Foil enough to call law enforcement .
A late night, rambling email scared state Rep. Franklin Foil enough to call law enforcement .
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

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

Fed up with traffic, Senator Dale Erdey, from Livingston, pushed for a meeting with State Police and DOTD officials to discuss the perpetual congestion on Capital City interstates.
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

It would be illegal to use drones to conduct surveillance on individuals or private property under a bill that cleared a state Senate panel Tuesday.
Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, testifies on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, about his bill to regulate the use of drones.
State Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, has pulled his legislation to do away with the Legislature's Tulane scholarship fund.
Do you approve of Dan Claitor as State Senator?