Paula Davis

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Paula Pellerin Davis

Louisiana State Representative for District 69 (East Baton Rouge Parish)
Assumed office 
January 11, 2016
Preceded by Erich Ponti

Born November 25, 1973
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) John Davis
Religion Episcopalian

Paula Pellerin Davis (born November 25, 1973)[1] is a government relations specialist and lobbyist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for East Baton Rouge Parish.

Davis won the District 69 House position in the runoff election held on November 21, 2015 over fellow Republican Ryan Eugene Heck (born April 1978).[2] She also won the special election to fill the remaining six weeks of the unexpired term[3] of Republican former Representative Erich Ponti, who resigned the seat in June 2015.

Davis led Heck in the primary by only eighty-two votes. She thereafter sent out a mailer claiming that Heck, a member since 2012 of the Baton Rouge Metro Council and the owner of Cajun Ready Mix Concrete Company, had made errors in judgment and that his council record did not commend him to serve in the state House. Davis also stressed her experience as deputy state insurance commissioner during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.[4] Davis received 6,679 votes (55.3 percent) to Heck's 5,400 (44.7 percent).[3]

A Louisiana native, Davis has resided in Baton Rouge since 1990. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University. She is a graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy. She is studying design at the New York Institute of Art and Design. Davis is married to John Davis, a lawyer in Baton Rouge. She has a daughter, Hayden. She is Episcopalian.[5]


  1. Paula Davis. Retrieved on September 12, 2017.
  2. Ryan Heck, April 1978. Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved on November 29, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Results for Election Date: 11/21/2015. Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved on November 29, 2015.
  4. Andrea Gallo (November 21, 2015). Paula Davis wins House District 69 seat over challenger Ryan Heck. The Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved on November 29, 2015.
  5. Paula Davis Bio. Baton Rouge Republican Women. Retrieved on November 29, 2015.