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Jim Donelon has served as Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Louisiana for more than 12 years.  He was first appointed Insurance Commissioner in February 2006 when the incumbent vacated the seat. He has since been re-elected to three consecutive terms.

He also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives representing Jefferson Parish where he was Chairman of the Committee on Insurance. His public service career also includes 33 years in the Louisiana Army National Guard where he retired with the rank of Colonel. Jim received the prestigious Legion of Merit, a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.


A native of New Orleans, Jim is a graduate of Jesuit High School, the University of New Orleans, and Loyola School of Law. Jim and his wife, Merilynn “Mopsy” Donelon, reside in Jefferson Parish. Mopsy and Jim have four daughters and eight grandchildren.


Jim In The NEWs

Man Driving in Car

Our Views: Louisiana has chance to shed car insurance burden; don't let greedy lawyers kill it

Donelon, though, can document that Louisiana’s litigation culture in car wrecks is out of control and out of line with other states.

Tropical Storm

Insurance prep before hurricane season – Jim Donelon

Hurricane season begins in two days and authorities encourage you to start preparing now. That not only includes making a plan and packing supplied but also buying a flood insurance policy.

Opening Car Door

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon Your Auto Rates Could Be Dropping

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the news that insurance rates for most drivers in the state could soon be dropping.

Doctor and Patient

The Health Insurance Market Needs Suspension Of The Health Insurance Tax

Several years ago, Senator Cassidy and House Republican Whip Scalise fought and voted against Obamacare for many reasons, key among which was the act’s creation of a maze of new taxes on health insurance to pay for its various implementation costs and new entitlements.


Donate To Jim

If you would like to donate by check, please make payable to: Jim Donelon Campaign, P. O. Box 6993, Metairie, LA 70009. If you have any questions or problems making your donation, please contact Sally Nungesser at 225-235-2745 or


Corporate or personal donations are allowed by Louisiana law. Donations are limited to $5,000 per person and a “person” by Louisiana law is an individual (husband can be one individual, wife another individual, and separate checks should be used), a corporation, a political committee, a partnership, or an LLC. The Louisiana Ethics Board has issued an advisory opinion that single member LLCs and their owner are subject to a single limit. The same opinion stated that S-corporations that are 100% owned by one individual are subject to the same limit. State law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name and mailing address of donors. Donations are not tax deductible. 

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Jim Donelon Campaign

P.O. Box 6993

Metairie, LA 70009

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