Joe Harrison

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Joseph Arthur "Joe" Harrison

Louisiana State Representative for District 51 (Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne parishes)
In office
January 2008 – January 11, 2016
Preceded by Carla Blanchard Dartez
Succeeded by Beryl Adams Amedee

Born February 15, 1952
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Boudreaux Harrison
Residence Napoleonville
Assumption Parish
Alma mater Nicholls State University
Occupation Businessman

Joseph Arthur Harrison, known as Joe Harrison (born February 15, 1952), is a financial planner from Napoleonville, Louisiana, who is a Republican former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 51 in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne parishes. He had been a member of the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group.[1]

In the runoff election held on November 21, 2015, Harrison was unseated by another Republican, Beryl Adams Amedee, a member of the Terrebonne Parish Council, 4,101 votes (52 percent) to 3,783 (48 percent).[2]

First elected to the House in 2007, Harrison unseated in the general election the Democrat Carla Blanchard Dartez of Morgan City, whom he had trailed in the primary by seven percentage points.[3] In the general election, Harrison prevailed with 4,338 votes (57 percent) to Dartez's 3,276 (43 percent).[4]


  1. Board of Directors - ALEC, April 17, 2012
  2. Results for Election Date: 11/21/2015. Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved on November 22, 2015.
  3. Louisiana legislative primary returns, October 20, 2011. Retrieved on July 16, 2011.
  4. Louisiana legislative general election returns, November 17, 2007. Retrieved on July 16, 2011.