James David Cain


1938 –


Who is James David Cain?

James David Cain, Sr. is a retired farmer and rancher from the Dry Creek community in eastern Beauregard Parish, who is a Republican former member of the Louisiana State Senate.

Term-limited, Cain was ineligible to run for a fifth term in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 20, 2007. His Senate District 30 encompasses parts of Beauregard, Calcasieu, and Vernon parishes in western Louisiana. Democrat Claude Leach, a former member of both the Louisiana House and the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 4th congressional district, was defeated by another Democrat, John R. Smith of Leesville, in a bid for Cain's Senate seat in the general election held on November 17, 2007.

On February 9, 2008, Cain won the seat for Louisiana House District 32 seat on the Republican State Central Committee in the closed primary for party offices. He defeated Kennis Paul Smith, 490 to 216.

While he was a senator, Cain chaired the Senate Insurance Committee and formerly headed the Agriculture and Natural Resources panel. He is a strong advocate of protecting his state's underground water sources to prevent depletion.

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Oct 13, 1938
  • United States of America
  • McNeese State University
Lived in
  • Louisiana
  • Lake Charles

on July 23, 2013


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