Jimmy (Jimmy) Harris (D-SS04)
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Capitol: 225.342.2040
FAX: 225.342.1140
District: 504.286.1960
Room B-254 State Capitol 900 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

District Office:
2021 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
Elected: 2019    Next Election: 2027
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Education
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Judiciary B
MemberJoint Council on Legislative Audit Advisory
ChairmanSenate Executive Committee
MemberJoint Select Committee on Louisiana Economic Recovery
MemberJoint Medicaid Oversight Committee
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on the Budget
Counties Representing
Orleans Parish


Senator Harris, a true New Orleans native son, is a graduate of St. Augustine High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Morehouse College and earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center.

Professionally, prior to being elected as the State Senator for senatorial District 4, he proudly served as the State Representative for House District 99. He is the former Director of Special Projects for Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana's 2ndCongressional District and the Director of State Relations for the City of New Orleans. He also served as the Legislative Advisor to State Representative Cedric Richmond for then House District 101. Harris has held senior level positions at the federal, state and municipal levels of government. In addition to being a Louisiana State Senator, he currently serves as a private practice Attorney.

As State Senator, Harris serves on the committees on Finance, Judiciary A (Vice-Chairman), Senate &Governmental Affairs and Legislative Audit Advisory Council; and serves as Chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, a member of the Democratic Caucus, the Orleans Delegation and Latino Commission.

Civically, Senator Harris is an active member of Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club and Omega Phi Psi Fraternity Inc. He also is a member of the Association of St. Augustine Alumni, Morehouse College Alumni Association, Louisiana Bar Association and Louis A. Martinet Legal Society.