Louisiana House of Representatives
Chambre des Représentants de Louisiane
|71st Louisiana Legislature|
|3 Terms (12 years)|
New session started
|March 9, 2020|
Speaker pro tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, Section 3, Louisiana Constitution|
|Salary||$16,800/year plus per diem.|
|October 12 and November 16, 2019|
|October 14 and November 18, 2023|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Louisiana State Capitol
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
The Louisiana House of Representatives (French: Chambre des Représentants de Louisiane) is the lower house in the Louisiana State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. This chamber is composed of 105 representatives, each of whom represents approximately 42,500 people (2000 figures). Members serve four-year terms with a term limit of three terms (twelve years). The House is one of the five state legislative lower houses that has a four-year term, as opposed to the near-universal two-year term.
The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The speaker is customarily recommended by the governor (although this is not in House rules), then elected by the full House. In addition to presiding over the body, the speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The Louisiana House of Representatives also elects a speaker pro tempore to preside in the absence of the Speaker.
The current speaker is Republican Clay Schexnayder, who was elected to that position in 2020. His deputy is the speaker pro tempore, currently Republican Tanner Magee who was also elected to the position in 2020. The speaker pro tempore presides when the Speaker is not present.
The Louisiana House of Representatives comprises 105 representatives elected from across the state from single-member districts by registered voters in the district. Representatives must be electors, be at least eighteen years old, be domiciled in the district they represent at least one year, and have resided in the state two years. It is the judge of its members' qualifications and elections. All candidates for state representative in a district compete in a nonpartisan blanket primary; if no candidate earns 50+1 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters advance into the general election. Elections occur every four years and representatives are limited to three four-year terms (12 years). If a seat is vacant, it will be filled in a special election. Its sessions occur along with the Louisiana State Senate, every year, for sixty legislative days in even-numbered years and forty-five legislative days in odd-numbered years in which only monetary bills can be considered. It is the lower legislative chamber of the Louisiana State Legislature; the upper house is the Louisiana State Senate. The Louisiana House has sole authority to impeach state officials and introduce appropriation bills. The Louisiana House of Representatives was established, along with its functions and authority, in Article III, Section 3 of the Louisiana Constitution.
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|End of legislature 2011||57||2||46||105||0|
|End of legislature 2015||59||44|
|End of legislature 2019||60||5||39||104||1|
|December 1, 2020||67||104||1|
|January 12, 2021||66||103||2|
|January 19, 2021||67||104||1|
|May 10, 2021||68||105||0|
|July 1, 2021||3||34|
|July 2, 2021||33||104||1|
|July 16, 2021||32||103||2|
|November 13, 2021||34||105||0|
|January 30, 2022||33||105||1|
|March 26, 2022||34||105||0|
|June 14, 2022||69||2||34||105||0|
|November 8, 2022||2||33||104||1|
|December 1, 2022||3||32||104||1|
|March 16, 2023||70||3||31||104||1|
|March 25, 2023||32||105||0|
|March 29, 2023||2||33|
|April 10, 2023||71||32|
|April 27, 2023||1||33|
|August 21, 2023||0||104||1|
|Latest voting share||68.3%||0%||31.7%|
|District||Name||Party||Parishes represented||First elected||Eligible for reelection|
|1||Danny McCormick||Rep||Bossier and Caddo||2019||Yes|
|2||Sam Jenkins||Dem||Bossier and Caddo||2015||Yes|
|6||Thomas A. Pressly||Rep||Bossier and Caddo||2019||Yes|
|7||Larry Bagley||Rep||Caddo, DeSoto, and Sabine||2015||Yes|
|8||Raymond J. Crews||Rep||Bossier||2017||Yes|
|10||Wayne McMahen||Rep||Webster and Bossier||2018||Yes|
|11||Patrick O. Jefferson||Dem||Bienville, Claiborne, and Lincoln||2011||No|
|12||Christopher Turner||Rep||Lincoln and Union||2019||Yes|
|13||Jack McFarland||Rep||Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, and Winn||2015||Yes|
|14||Michael Charles Echols||Rep||Morehouse and Ouachita||2019||Yes|
|15||Foy Bryan Gadberry||Rep||Ouachita||2019||Yes|
|16||Adrian Fisher||Dem||Morehouse and Ouachita parishes||2021||Yes|
|18||Jeremy LaCombe||Rep||Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana||2019||Yes|
|19||Francis C. Thompson||Rep||East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and West Carroll||2019||Yes|
|20||Neil Riser||Rep||Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, LaSalle, and Tensas||2019||Yes|
|21||C. Travis Johnson||Dem||Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Madison, and Tensas||2019||Yes|
|22||Gabe Firment||Rep||Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Red River, and Winn||2019||Yes|
|23||Kenny R. Cox||Dem||DeSoto, Natchitoches, and Red River||2011||No|
|24||Rodney Schamerhorn||Rep||Natchitoches, Sabine, and Vernon||2019||Yes|
|26||Ed Larvadain III||Dem||Rapides||2019||Yes|
|27||Michael T. Johnson||Rep||Rapides||2019||Yes|
|29||Edmond Jordan||Dem||East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge||2016||Yes|
|30||Charles Owen||Rep||Beauregard and Vernon||2019||Yes|
|31||Jonathan I. Goudeau||Rep||Lafayette and Vermilion||2019||Yes|
|32||R. Dewith Carrier||Rep||Allen, Beauregard, and Calcasieu||2019||Yes|
|34||Wilford Carter Sr.||Dem||Calcasieu||2019||Yes|
|35||Brett F. Geymann||Rep||Beauregard and Calcasieu||2021||Yes|
|36||Phillip Eric Tarver||Rep||Calcasieu||2019||Yes|
|37||Troy D. Romero||Rep||Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis||2019||Yes|
|38||Rhonda Gaye Butler||Rep||Evangeline and St. Landry||2019||Yes|
|39||Julie Emerson||Rep||Lafayette and St. Landry||2015||Yes|
|40||Dustin Miller||Dem||St. Landry||2015||Yes|
|41||Phillip DeVillier||Rep||Acadia, Evangeline, and St. Landry||2015||Yes|
|42||John M. Stefanski||Rep||Acadia and Lafayette||2017||Yes|
|43||Stuart J. Bishop||Rep||Lafayette||2011||No|
|44||Vincent J. Pierre||Dem||Lafayette||2011||No|
|46||Mike Huval||Rep||Iberia, St. Landry, and St. Martin||2011||No|
|47||Ryan Bourriaque||Rep||Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vermilion||2019||Yes|
|48||Beau Beaullieu||Rep||Iberia, Lafayette, and St. Martin||2019||Yes|
|49||Blake Miguez||Rep||Iberia and Vermillion||2015||Yes|
|50||Vincent "Vinney" St. Blanc III||Rep||St. Martin and St. Mary||2019||Yes|
|51||Beryl Amedee||Rep||Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne||2015||Yes|
|52||Jerome Zeringue||Rep||Lafourche and Terrebonne||2015||Yes|
|53||Tanner Magee||Rep||Lafourche and Terrebonne||2015||Yes|
|54||Joseph A. Orgeron||Rep||Jefferson and Lafourche||2020||Yes|
|56||Gregory A. Miller||Rep||St. Charles and St. John the Baptist||2011||No|
|57||Randal L. Gaines||Dem||St. Charles and St. John the Baptist||2011||No|
|58||Ken Brass||Dem||Ascension, Iberville, and St. James||2017||Yes|
|60||Chad Brown||Dem||Assumption and Iberville||2015||Yes|
|61||C. Denise Marcelle||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|62||Roy Daryl Adams||Dem||East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, and West Feliciana||2019||Yes|
|63||Barbara Carpenter||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|64||Valarie Hodges||Rep||East Baton Rouge and Livingston||2011||No|
|65||Barry Ivey||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2013||Yes|
|66||Rick Edmonds||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|67||Larry Selders||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2019||Yes|
|68||Scott McKnight||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2019||Yes|
|69||Paula Davis||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2015||Yes|
|70||Barbara Reich Freiberg||Rep||East Baton Rouge||2019||Yes|
|71||Buddy Mincey Jr.||Rep||Livingston||2019||Yes|
|72||Robby Carter||Dem||East Feliciana, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa||2015||Yes|
|73||William Wheat Jr.||Rep||Tangipahoa||2019||Yes|
|74||Lawrence "Larry" Frieman||Rep||St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington||2019||Yes|
|75||Malinda White||Rep||St. Tammany and Washington||2015||Yes|
|76||Robert "Bob" Owen||Rep||St. Tammany||2019||Yes|
|77||Mark Wright||Rep||St. Tammany||2017||Yes|
|78||John R. Illg Jr.||Rep||Jefferson||2019||Yes|
|81||Clay Schexnayder||Rep||Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, and St. James||2011||No|
|83||Kyle M. Green Jr.||Dem||Jefferson||2019||Yes|
|84||Timothy P. Kerner Sr||Rep||Jefferson||2019||Yes|
|89||Richard Nelson||Rep||St. Tammany||2019||Yes|
|90||Mary DuBuisson||Rep||St. Tammany||2018||Yes|
|92||Joseph A. Stagni||Rep||Jefferson and St. Charles||2017||Yes|
|94||Stephanie Hilferty||Rep||Jefferson and Orleans||2015||Yes|
|95||Sherman Q. Mack||Rep||Livingston||2011||No|
|96||Marcus Anthony Bryant||Dem||Iberia, Lafayette, and St. Martin||2019||Yes|
|98||Aimee Adatto Freeman||Dem||Orleans||2019||Yes|
|99||Candace N. Newell||Dem||Orleans||2019||Yes|
|101||Vanessa Caston LaFleur||Dem||East Baton Rouge||2022||Yes|
|103||Raymond E. Garafolo||Rep||Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines||2011||No|
|104||Paul Hollis||Rep||St. Tammany||2011||No|
|105||Mack Cormier||Dem||Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines||2019||Yes|
The committees of the Louisiana House review proposed bills and either kill them or recommend their passage to the full house. Each committee has a specialized area it oversees. Committees can call upon state officials to testify at committee meetings. Committee memberships, including chairmanships and vice chairmanships, are assigned by the Speaker.
|Administration of Criminal Justice||Vacant||Tony Bacala|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, & Rural Development||Jack McFarland||Dustin Miller|
|Appropriations||Jerome Zeringue||Francis C. Thompson|
|Civil Law and Procedure||Gregory A. Miller||Mike Johnson|
|Commerce||Paula Davis||Stephanie Hilferty|
|Education||Lance Harris||Patrick O. Jefferson|
|Health & Welfare||Larry Bagley||Christopher Turner|
|House & Governmental Affairs||John M. Stefanski||Royce Duplessis|
|Insurance||Mike Huval||Edmond Jordan|
|Judiciary||Randal L. Gaines||Sherman Q. Mack|
|Labor & Industrial Relations||Barbara Carpenter||Neil Riser|
|Municipal, Parochial, & Cultural Affairs||Rick Edmonds||Joseph A. Stagni|
|Natural Resources & Environment||Jean-Paul Coussan||Ryan Bourrique|
|Retirement||Phillip DeVillier||John R. Illg Jr.|
|Transportation, Highways, & Public Works||Mark Wright||Ken Brass|
|Ways and Means||Stuart J. Bishop||Gerald "Beau" Beaullieu IV|
Past composition of the House of Representatives
- List of speakers of the Louisiana House of Representatives
- Louisiana State Capitol
- Louisiana State Legislature
- Louisiana Senate
- (see House Rule 2.3 Archived May 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, House Journal of the 2000 Organizational Session and House Journal of the 2004 Organizational Session Archived June 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, House Journal of January 14, 2008 Archived May 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine).
- Republican Stephen Dwight (District 35) resigned to become the District Attorney of the 14th Judicial District of Louisiana
- Republican Charles Henry (District 82) resigns.
- Republican Brett Geymann sworn in to succeed Dwight.
- Republican Laurie Schlegel sworn in to succeed Henry.
- Rep. Malinda White switched from the Democratic Party to no party registration., Washington Times, Washington DC, July 1, 2021.
- Democrat Gary Carter Jr. (District 102) resigned after being elected to the Louisiana Senate in a special election
- Democrat Frederick D. Jones (District 16) resigned after being elected to the Fourth Judicial District Court.
- Democrats Adrian Fisher (District 16) and Delisha Boyd (District 102) elected to succeed Jones and Carter Jr., respectively.
- Democrat Ted James (District 101) resigned to take a position with the federal government.
- Democrat Vanessa Caston Lafleur elected to succeed Ted James.
- Alford, Jeremy [@lapoliticsnow] (June 14, 2022). "PARTY CHANGE: Rep. @MalindaBWhite has switched from Ind to GOP" (Tweet). Retrieved June 14, 2022 – via Twitter.
- Sledge, Matt (January 13, 2023). "Seven candidates angle to replace Royce Duplessis in state House election before Mardi Gras". NOLA.com.
- @lapoliticsnow (January 9, 2023). "Rep. @votelandry has switched to no party. Did so in November. Dems have one less in the stage House. #lalege #lagov" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Hilburn, Greg (March 16, 2023). "Thompson party flip gives Republicans super majority in Louisiana Legislature". The News Star. Retrieved March 17, 2023.
- "Alonzo Knox wins bitter Louisiana House 93 race". NOLA.com. March 25, 2023. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
- Bridges, Tyler (March 24, 2023). "State Rep. Mandie Landry rejoins Louisiana Democratic Party, will run for re-election". NOLA.com.
- Karlin, Sam (April 10, 2023). "Another Louisiana House Democrat has switched parties to Republican". The Advocate.
- "Louisiana state representative changes political parties". BRProud.com. April 27, 2023. Retrieved April 27, 2023.
- "Gretna legislator quits Louisiana House, is appointed temporary judge". nola.com. August 22, 2023. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
- Hazard, Charlotte. Democrat in Louisiana Legislature switches to GOP, giving Republicans a supermajority, Just the News, March 18, 2023.
- "House Standing Committees". Louisiana House of Representatives.
- Louisiana House of Representatives
- House district maps
- Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812–2024
- 2012–2016 House Orientation Guide
- In The Loop Official Blog of the Louisiana House of Representatives
- 2008-2011 Party Affiliation