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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 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>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</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>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }} See also {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }} 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>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 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>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</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>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }} See also {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }} 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>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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