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Melancon is no longer in Congress after an unsuccessful Senate bid in 2010.

Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.)

  • District: 3rd District, South central -- New Iberia, Houma, Chalmette
  • Residence: Napoleonville
  • Born: October 3, 1947; Napoleonville, La.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Peachy Melancon; two children
  • Education: U. of Southwestern Louisiana, B.S. 1971 (agribusiness)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for La. House, 1975; La. House, 1987-93; U.S. House, 2005-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Energy & Environment)
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State Information: 3rd District, South central -- New Iberia, Houma, Chalmette

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Jeff Landry (R) 108,963 63.8%
Ravi Sangisetty (D) 61,914 36.2%
2008 general Charlie Melancon (D)   unopposed
2006 general Charlie Melancon (D) 75,023 55%
Craig Romero (R) 54,950 40.3%
Olangee Breech (D) 4,190 3.1%
James Blake (LIBERT) 2,168 1.6%
2004 general runoff Charlie Melancon (D) 57,611 50.2%
Billy Tauzin (R) 57,042 49.8%
2004 general Billy Tauzin (R) 84,680 32%
Charlie Melancon (D) 63,328 23.9%
Craig Romero (R) 61,132 23.1%
Damon Baldone (D) 25,783 9.7%
Charmaine Caccioppi (D) 19,347 7.3%
Kevin Chiasson (R) 10,350 3.9%
2002 general Billy Tauzin (R) 130,323 86.7%
William Beier (I) 12,964 8.6%
David Iwanico (I) 7,055 4.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 37% John McCain: 61%
2004 John Kerry: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
2000 Al Gore: 45% George W. Bush: 52%

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