Carla Blanchard Dartez

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Carla Blanchard Dartez
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 51 (Assumption, St. Mary, and Terrebonne parishes)
In office
2000–2008
Preceded by Dudley Anthony "Butch" Gautreaux
Succeeded by Joe Harrison
Personal details
Born September 1965
Place of birth missing
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lenny J. Dartez
Residence Morgan City
St. Mary Parish
Louisiana

Carla Blanchard Dartez (born September 1965) is a Democratic former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 51 (Assumption, St. Mary, and Terrebonne parishes). She was first elected to that office in 1999 and took her seat in January 2000. She resides in Morgan City in St. Mary Parish.

Controversy[edit]

In November 2007, Dartez came under fire from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for calling one of her volunteers, Hazel Boykin, "Buckwheat."[1] Dartez also faced a raft of bad publicity when she accidentally ran over a pedestrian and when her the company of her husband, Lenny J. Dartez (born 1948), was accused of violations of immigration law. The local chapter of the NAACP threw its support behind her Republican opponent, Joe Harrison of Napoleonville in Assumption Parish, in the general election held on November 17, 2007. Dartez polled 3,276 votes to Harrison’s 4,338.[2] Harrison held the seat until January 11, 2016, when he was succeeded by his fellow Republican Beryl Adams Amedee, who unseated him in the runoff election held on November 21, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidate Apologizes For 'Buckwheat' Remark". Wdsu.com. November 12, 2007. Archived from the original on October 12, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, November 18, 2007