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  Campbell, Foster L.
<-  2003-01-01  
NameFoster L. Campbell
Address12807 Hwy. 71 Bossier Parish
Elm Grove, Louisiana 71051, United States
Website [Link]
Born January 06, 1947 (74 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 24, 2020 01:03pm
Tags Married - Southern Baptist -
InfoFoster Campbell is an elected official, businessman and farmer from Bossier Parish.
Campbell was elected to the District Five (North Louisiana) seat on the state Public Service Commission in November 2002, representing 24 parishes and nearly one million people.

He served 27 years in the Louisiana Senate representing District 36 in Northwest Louisiana.

Campbell owns and operates Campbell Insurance Agency and Premier Insurance Agency, both of Bossier City. He lives and raises cattle at Elm Grove in south Bossier Parish. He has six children.

As a state senator Campbell led a three-year campaign to regulate the rates charged by rural electric cooperatives, lowering electric bills for a million state residents.

In the mid-1980s he created the Bossier Educational Excellence Fund for Bossier Parish schools from Louisiana Downs racetrack revenues; the BEEF now contains $12 million raised from racetrack and casino revenues. Using BEEF as a model, he created the $1-billion Louisiana Educational Excellence Fund for local schools from the state Tobacco Settlement. In 2001 he coauthored the "Do Not Call" legislation protecting consumers from sales calls at home.

At the PSC Campbell has pushed to make utility companies and the commission more accountable to the people. He has led efforts to restrict entertainment of commissioners and staff by utilities. He hosts public meetings in each parish in his district each year, and persuaded the full commission to move its monthly meetings around the state.

In 2004 he made national and international news by leading the effort to provide telephone service for the Mink and Shaw communities, the last areas of Louisiana to receive telephones. In 2005 he persuaded the Federal Communications Commission to set aside $39 million to provide free cellular phones to Hurricane Katrina evacuees. He has championed job-creation by utilities, efforts to make bill-paying more convenient and the use of renewable energy.

For more information contact Foster Campbell at 318.676.7464. January 2006.


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08/29/2016-09/01/2016 ALG Research (D) 23.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0) 65.00% ( 0.0)

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  12/10/2016 LA US Senate - Runoff Lost 39.35% (-21.31%)
  11/08/2016 LA US Senate - Initial Election Won 17.47% (+0.00%)
  11/04/2014 LA PSC - District 5 Won 61.48% (+22.96%)
  10/04/2008 LA PSC - District 5 Won 78.05% (+56.09%)
  10/20/2007 LA Governor Lost 12.46% (-41.42%)
  11/05/2002 LA PSC - District 5 - Runoff Won 50.68% (+1.37%)
  10/05/2002 LA PSC - District 5 Won 42.83% (+1.85%)
  10/23/1999 LA State Senate 36 Won 74.83% (+49.65%)
  11/18/1995 LA State Senate 36 Won 67.76% (+50.52%)
  10/21/1995 LA State Senate 36 (Postponed Election) Won 83.09% (+66.18%)
  10/19/1991 LA State Senate 36 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/06/1990 LA District 4 Lost 45.29% (-9.42%)
  04/16/1988 LA District 4 - Special Election Lost 49.79% (-0.42%)
  03/08/1988 LA District 4 - Special Primary Won 19.25% (+0.00%)
  10/24/1987 LA State Senate 36 Won 73.42% (+58.47%)
  10/22/1983 LA State Senate 36 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/13/1980 LA District 4 - Open Primary Lost 11.91% (-17.21%)
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