Rob Shadoin

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Robert Ermon Shadoin, known as Rob Shadoin (born 1953) is an lawyer in Ruston, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 12, which encompasses Lincoln and Union parishes in the northern portion of his state.

In the general election held on November 19, 2011, Shadoin defeated fellow Republican, Jason Paul Bullock (born 1977), also of Ruston, for the right to succeed Republican Representative Hollis Downs, a professor at Louisiana Tech University. In a low turnout, Shadoin polled 4,186 votes (54.4 percent) to Bullock's 3,513 votes (45.6 percent).[1] In the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 22, Bullock had led the balloting with 45 percent, and Shadoin trailed with nearly 39 percent of the vote. A third Republican candidate, Jacob "Jake" Halley, held the remaining but critical 16 percent of the primary vote. No Democrat sought the position.[2]

Shadoin and his wife, Carol, have four children.[3] In 1971, Shadoin graduated from Ruston High School. In 1975, he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Louisiana Tech. He procured the Juris Doctor degree in 1978 from Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge.[4]

Shadoin served as the Ruston city attorney from 1991 to 1994 and as a member of the Lincoln Parish School Board from 1994 to 2006.


  1. Louisiana Secretary of State, General election returns, November 19, 2011
  2. Louisiana Secretary of State, Primary election returns, October 22, 2011
  3. Biography: Representative Rob Shadoin. Retrieved on February 26, 2012.
  4. Representative Robert E. Shadoin, District 12. Retrieved on February 26, 2012.