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Dudley Anthony Gautreaux, known as Butch Gautreaux (born December 21, 1947), is a Democratic former member of the Louisiana State Senate from Morgan City, Louisiana. From 2000 to 2012, he represented Senate District 21. In 2012, the reconfigured district incorporated mostly Republican portions of Iberia, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Lafourche parishes.<ref name=returns/>

Gautreaux won his last election to the Senate in 2007, when he defeated the Republican Clayton D. Diaz, 25,348 (71 percent) to 10,372 (29 percent). At that time the district also included two precincts in St. Martin Parish, since removed from the reconfiguration.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

From 1996 to 2000, Gautreaux was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 51 but vacated the post after the single term to run for the Senate.<ref>Gautreaux on Ballotpedia (accessed 2010 October 8).</ref> In the 1995 general election, Gautreaux defeated the Democrat-turned-Republican Joe Harrison, 8,457 votes (69 percent) to 3,809 ballots (31 percent).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Harrison was subsequently elected in 2007 to House District 51 and still holds the seat.


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Dudley Anthony Gautreaux, known as Butch Gautreaux (born December 21, 1947), is a Democratic former member of the Louisiana State Senate from Morgan City, Louisiana. From 2000 to 2012, he represented Senate District 21. In 2012, the reconfigured district incorporated mostly Republican portions of Iberia, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Lafourche parishes.<ref name=returns/>

Gautreaux won his last election to the Senate in 2007, when he defeated the Republican Clayton D. Diaz, 25,348 (71 percent) to 10,372 (29 percent). At that time the district also included two precincts in St. Martin Parish, since removed from the reconfiguration.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

From 1996 to 2000, Gautreaux was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 51 but vacated the post after the single term to run for the Senate.<ref>Gautreaux on Ballotpedia (accessed 2010 October 8).</ref> In the 1995 general election, Gautreaux defeated the Democrat-turned-Republican Joe Harrison, 8,457 votes (69 percent) to 3,809 ballots (31 percent).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Harrison was subsequently elected in 2007 to House District 51 and still holds the seat.


Butch Gautreaux sections
Intro   Background    Race for lieutenant governor    Personal life    Notes   

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