John Fleming

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U.S. Representative

John Fleming (R)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Natural Resources
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for LA-04

Confirmed: John Fleming
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for LA-04)
On the Web
Official website

John Fleming Jr. has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 4th district of the State of Louisiana, since 2009.


Positions, record and controversies

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Fleming said he is dedicated to ensuring benefits for veterans and their families, and that he will work to improve the quality and timeliness of heath care for veterans. [1]

Second Amendment

Fleming believes that law-abiding American citizens have a right to keep and bear arms, and he said he will defend that right in Congress. [1]


Fleming believes that life begins at conception, and opposes abortion. [1]

Religious Freedom

Fleming supports displaying the Ten Commandments in public venues such as schools and courthouses, and supports school prayer. [1]


Fleming will support legislation that secures the border by all means necessary, ban the possibility of amnesty for illegal immigrants, make English the official language of the U.S, eliminating benefits and services from the government to illegal immigrants, deports illegal immigrants who commit felonies, fining businesses who hire illegal immigrants knowingly, and does not support providing automatic citizenship for those born in the United States of illegal immigrant parents. [1]

Fair Tax

Fleming supports establishing the Fair Tax, and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service.[1]


Fleming supports covering all Americans with quality healthcare with private sector solutions, and not a universal system. His plan includes portability, large risk pools, health savings accounts, and encouraging competition between providers. [1]


Fleming Jr. was born July 5, 1951, in Meridian, Miss. He has a B.S. and an M.D. from the University of Mississippi, and he is a doctor specializing in family medicine at the Minden Family Care Center. [2][3]

2008 elections

Fleming Jr. won the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Jim McCrery (R-La.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[4][5] He defeated Democratic nominee Paul Carmouche in the general election on December 6, 2008.[6]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Occidental Petroleum$ 35,000
Gallo Winery$ 20,000
Mackenzie Patterson Fuller$ 14,800
Susman Godfrey Llp$ 10,500
Wells Fargo$ 10,250
AFLAC Inc$ 10,000
American Academy of Dermatology Assn$ 10,000
American Assn for Justice$ 10,000
American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists$ 10,000
American College of Cardiology$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for John Fleming
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Fleming Jr. will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


DC office
  • 416 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2777 Fax: 202-225-8039
    Webform email
District offices
  • 6425 Youree Drive, Suite 350, Shreveport, LA 71105
    Ph: 318-798-2254 Fax: (none entered)
  • Southgate Plaza Shopping Center, 1606 Fifth St., Leesville, LA 71446
    Ph: 337-238-0778 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • No campaign office information entered.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 John Fleming for U.S Congress- Issues
  2. Minden Family Medical Center
  3. "John Fleming Jr.," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  4. 2008 Race Tracker page on Louisiana's 4th Congressional District
  5. Official John Fleming Jr. for Congress website
  6. Election Results 2008," The New York Times, December 7, 2008

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