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  Fowler, Jerry M.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameJerry M. Fowler
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Coushatta, Louisiana , United States
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Born August 26, 1940
DiedJanuary 26, 2009 (68 years)
ContributorJR725
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 13, 2016 07:36pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Widowed - Imprisoned - Straight -
InfoJerry Marston Fowler is a Baton Rouge businessman who, as part of a family political dynasty, was Louisiana's state elections commissioner from 1980 until his defeat in the 1999 jungle primary. He vacated the position in 2000 and was thereafter indicted, convicted, and imprisoned for bribery and income tax evasion in a scandal which grew out of the acceptance of kickbacks on the purchase of voting machines. Fowler succeeded his ailing father, Wiley Douglas Fowler, Sr., as commissioner. Collectively, the Fowlers, who hailed from Coushatta, the seat of rural Red River Parish, served just over 41 years in the position, originally called the "custodian of voting machines."


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 27, 2009 01:00pm Obituary Former NFL lineman Jerry Fowler dies after complications from surgery at 68  Article Thomas Walker 
Jun 21, 2005 02:00pm News Former [LA] Elections Commissioner Fowler Freed Tuesday  Article Brandonius Maximus 

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FAMILY
Father Douglas Fowler 1906-1980

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  10/23/1999 LA Commissioner of Elections - Initial Election Lost 21.29% (-4.98%)
  10/21/1995 LA Commissioner of Elections Won 74.68% (+49.37%)
  10/19/1991 LA Commissioner of Elections Won 71.63% (+43.25%)
  10/24/1987 LA Commissioner of Elections Won 83.21% (+66.42%)
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