Don Cazayoux

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Don Cazayoux is currently the Democratic representative for the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana

Don Cazayoux is currently the Democratic representative for the 6th Congressional District (map) of Louisiana, and an incumbent candidate in the 2008 congressional elections. On May 3, 2008, Cazayoux defeated Woody Jenkins in a special election to replace Rep. Richard Baker (R), who resigned in January 2008.[1] Cazayoux was defeated by Bill Cassidy(R) in the general election.

Positions, record and controversies

Bio

Originally from New Roads, Cazayoux is Roman Catholic. He graduated from the Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee in 1982.[2] He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After finishing his studies, Cazayoux practiced law and then became a prosecutor for Pointe Coupee Parish. As an Assistant District Attorney under 18th Judicial District Attorney, Richard "Ricky" Ward, he never lost a jury trial.

2008 elections

On May 3, Cazayoux defeated Woody Jenkins in a special election to replace Rep. Richard Baker (R-La.), who resigned in January 2008.[3][4][1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2010 fundraising is not yet available.

Committees and affiliations

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Contact

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 J. Taylor Rushing, "Dems add to majority with Cazayoux win in La.", TheHill.com, May 4, 2008.
  2. http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp?ID=18
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Louisiana's 6th Congressional District
  4. Official Don Cazayoux for Congress website

External resources

External articles

J. Taylor Rushing, "Dems add to majority with Cazayoux win in La.", TheHill.com, May 4, 2008.