Ernest Wooton

Ernest Wooton REPRepublican

American politician

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Ernest WootonREPRepublican American politician
Age at Death1941-2020
Years of Experience
LAResidence (state)

Ernest Durham Wooton (October 28, 1941 – May 29, 2020) was an American politician. Wooton was born in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. He lived with his wife and family in Belle Chasse, Louisiana and went to Port Sulfur High School. Wooton served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966. He went to Northwestern State University and Louisiana State University. Wooton was involved in the insurance business and in public relations with oilfield sales.Wooton defeated Jiff Hingle in the 1983 election for Plaquemines Parish sheriff. Wooton held the office for two terms. He was defeated by Hingle in 1991 and 1995. Wooton was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1999, and served his first terms in the state legislature as a member of the Democratic Party. Wooten switched political affiliations to the Republican Party in 2005.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Northwestern State University
Louisiana State University
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Louisiana State House of Representatives
1999 - 2012
Changed Political Party
from Republican to Independent
Plaquemines Parish
1984 - 1992
Public Relations
Oilfield Sales
1979 - 1984
Insurance Agency Manager
1968 - 1978
United States Army
1964 - 1966
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Knights of Columbus
American Legion
Louisiana Rural Caucus