|Alan Thomas Seabaugh|
|Louisiana House of Representatives from District 5 (Caddo Parish)|
|Preceded by||Wayne Waddell|
|Born||May 20, 1967|
|Spouse(s)||Laura McClelland Seabaugh|
|Alma mater||Captain Shreve High School
Seabaugh graduated in 1985 from Captain Shreve High School and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on an academic scholarship. In 1990, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1993, he received his law degree from LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Seabaugh is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in all three U.S. district courts in the State of Louisiana, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. His practice includes insurance defense and claims, contracts, family law, divorce, child support and custody, real estate law, property law, and civil and commercial litigation.
He is married to the former Laura McClelland and has four daughters. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, National Federation of Independent Business, Alliance Defense Fund, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, the Shreveport and Louisiana Bar Associations, the Heritage Foundation, and the Federalist Society. He is the Executive Director of the South Highland Athletic Association and the administrator and coach of baseball, softball, and T-ball at his home church, Calvary Baptist of Shreveport.
 2007 State Senate campaign
In 2007, Seabaugh unsuccessfully challenged Republican State Senator Sherri Smith Cheek of Keithville in Caddo Parish, who sought her second term in the upper legislative chamber. Seabaugh polled 14,725 votes (47 percent), but Cheek prevailed with 16,665 (53 percent). The district includes south Caddo and DeSoto Parish, the latter of which provided most of Cheek's margin of victory in the race.
Seabaugh said that Cheek "doesn't represent the values of the district. It begins and ends with her voting record. She runs as a Republican and votes like a Democrat." Seabaugh said that he was disturbed that so many from Caddo Parish had left Louisiana to seek economic opportunity elsewhere.
 Republican representative
Seabaugh was elected to the legislature in 2010 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Republican Wayne Waddell, who accepted the position of director of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at the fairgrounds in Shreveport.
A conservative Republican, Seabaugh received the backing of business and Christian groups as well as the newly-formed TEA Party to easily win election. He is the first member of the Louisiana legislature to have been elected as a "TEA Party Republican." 
Seabaugh's first legislative session dealt with redistricting state legislative and congressional districts. Seabaugh took a leading role in drafting the map of Louisiana's House of Representative's districts authoring a key amendment which prevented the creation of an additional minority district in the Southern Hills area of Shreveport.. The "Seabaugh Amendment", which passed 59-46, became the primary basis of an objection to the redistricting plan from the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, the NAACP, and the National Urban League. Despite these objections, the plan was approved by the U.S. Justice Department.
In the 2011 legislative session, Seabaugh joined the House majority in opposition to a bill designed to promote the teaching and acceptance of homosexuality in Louisiana's public schools. The bill, which was sponsored and promoted by Forum For Equality a gay rights advocacy group, was promoted as an "anti-bullying" bill. Critics, including the Louisiana Family Forum, said that the legislation would be used to promote homosexual life-styles. Seabaugh proposed an amendment which defined bullying as "any intimidating, threatening, or abusive gesture, written, verbal, or physical act."
Seabaugh's amendment removed the controversial language. Nevertheless, Seabaugh still voted against the bill even with his attached amendment when the bill's author indicated that he would attempt to remove Seabaugh's amendment in the Senate. Seabaugh said that the proposed legislation was an attempt to compel public schools "to adopt into their code of student conduct this language which is straight out of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender model legislation playbook."
Seabaugh also introduced legislation to require presidential candidates to present proof that they meet the U.S. Constitutional qualifications for the office as a requirement to be listed on the Louisiana ballot. Governor Bobby Jindal had pledged to sign Seabaugh's bill had it reached his desk, but Seabaugh withdrew the bill because of a lack of legislative support.
Seabaugh has served as a member of Louisiana's Republican State Central Committee since 2008. He was a delegate and vice chairman of the Louisiana delegation to the 2008 Republican National Convention held in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was also a presidential elector that year for the unsuccessful McCain/Palin ticket. He was a delegate to the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference which convened in New Orleans.
In the primary election held on October 22, 2011, Seabaugh handily defeated his opponent, fellow Republican Cynthia Norton Robertson, 6,031 votes (79.3 percent) to 1,578 (20.7 percent).
District 5 has been represented by a Republican since 1972. Prior to Waddell, the representative was the current state court Judge Roy Brun. Brun succeeded the late B. F. O'Neal, Jr., a Republican and the first District 5 representative.
- "Seabaugh & Joffrion: Alan T. Seabaugh". seabaughlaw.com. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
- "Louisiana primary election returns, October 20, 2007". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- "John Andrew Prime, "Incumbent Senator Sherri Smith Cheek Faces Attorney Alan Seabaugh"". Shreveport Times, October 7, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- State of Louisiana, General election returns, November 19, 2011
- "Staff at the Louisiana Exhibit Museum". friendsoflsem.org. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- "Tea Party of Louisiana". teapartyoflouisiana.net. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- ""House votes to eliminate 30th minority district," March 28, 2011". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- "Anti-bullying killed by La. House". schoolbullyingcouncil.com. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
- "'Birther' bills scrapped in Louisiana legislative session," June 14, 2011". New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 14, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
- "Louisiana primary election returns, October 22, 2011". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
- "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012". legis.state.la.us. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Louisiana State Representative from District 5 (Caddo Parish)
Alan Thomas Seabaugh