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Charles R. "Bubba" Chaney
Louisiana State Representative from District 19 (all or parts of East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and West Carroll parishes in northeastern Louisiana)
Assumed office
2008
Preceded by Francis C. Thompson
Personal details
Born September 1946
Political party Democratic-turned-Republican (2011)
Spouse(s) Sharon Crawford Chaney
Residence Rayville, Richland Parish
Louisiana, USA
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Occupation Businessman

Charles R. Chaney, known as Bubba Chaney (born September 1946), is a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 19, which includes his home city of Rayville in Richland Parish in northeastern Louisiana.<ref>Chaney's bio on the Louisiana Legislature site (accessed 2011-02-13).</ref>

A graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Chaney is the owner and manager of Albert's Men's Wear in Rayville. He is married to the former Sharon Crawford.<ref name=pvs/>

Chaney won election to his first term in the House in 2007, when he defeated fellow Democrat Anita Mack-Tennant, 8,943 to 3,415.<ref>Chaney information on Ballotpedia (accessed 2011-02-13).</ref> The position opened when the long-term Democratic incumbent Francis C. Thompson of Delhi was term-limited and instead ran successfully for the Louisiana State Senate.<ref>"Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012" (PDF). legis.state.la.us. Retrieved October 19, 2011. </ref>

On February 7, 2011, Chaney made headlines by vaulting from the Democrats to the Republicans. His switch was notable because it gave the GOP its first majority in the Louisiana House of Representatives since Reconstruction.<ref>Hilburn, Greg (2011-02-08). "Chaney switches to GOP". <span />The Monroe News-Star<span /> (Monroe, Louisiana). Retrieved 2011-02-09.  See also "Chaney latest to switch to the GOP". <span />New Orleans Times-Picayune<span /> (Metro Edition). 2011-02-13. p. A7. Retrieved 2011-12-13.  Prior to Chaney's switch the Republicans had a plurality but not a majority in Louisiana's 105-member House of Representatives.</ref> In the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 22, 2011, Chaney was unopposed for his second term in the House.<ref>"Louisiana primary election returns, October 22, 2011". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved October 22, 2011. </ref>


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Charles R. "Bubba" Chaney
Louisiana State Representative from District 19 (all or parts of East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and West Carroll parishes in northeastern Louisiana)
Assumed office
2008
Preceded by Francis C. Thompson
Personal details
Born September 1946
Political party Democratic-turned-Republican (2011)
Spouse(s) Sharon Crawford Chaney
Residence Rayville, Richland Parish
Louisiana, USA
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Occupation Businessman

Charles R. Chaney, known as Bubba Chaney (born September 1946), is a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 19, which includes his home city of Rayville in Richland Parish in northeastern Louisiana.<ref>Chaney's bio on the Louisiana Legislature site (accessed 2011-02-13).</ref>

A graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Chaney is the owner and manager of Albert's Men's Wear in Rayville. He is married to the former Sharon Crawford.<ref name=pvs/>

Chaney won election to his first term in the House in 2007, when he defeated fellow Democrat Anita Mack-Tennant, 8,943 to 3,415.<ref>Chaney information on Ballotpedia (accessed 2011-02-13).</ref> The position opened when the long-term Democratic incumbent Francis C. Thompson of Delhi was term-limited and instead ran successfully for the Louisiana State Senate.<ref>"Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012" (PDF). legis.state.la.us. Retrieved October 19, 2011. </ref>

On February 7, 2011, Chaney made headlines by vaulting from the Democrats to the Republicans. His switch was notable because it gave the GOP its first majority in the Louisiana House of Representatives since Reconstruction.<ref>Hilburn, Greg (2011-02-08). "Chaney switches to GOP". <span />The Monroe News-Star<span /> (Monroe, Louisiana). Retrieved 2011-02-09.  See also "Chaney latest to switch to the GOP". <span />New Orleans Times-Picayune<span /> (Metro Edition). 2011-02-13. p. A7. Retrieved 2011-12-13.  Prior to Chaney's switch the Republicans had a plurality but not a majority in Louisiana's 105-member House of Representatives.</ref> In the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 22, 2011, Chaney was unopposed for his second term in the House.<ref>"Louisiana primary election returns, October 22, 2011". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved October 22, 2011. </ref>


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