Foster Campbell

Louisiana public service commissioner
  • bio

    Foster Campbell has served the people of North Louisiana for forty years. Campbell represented District 36 in the Louisiana State Senate where he served for seven uninterrupted terms representing both rural areas and suburban Bossier. In the Senate, he fought for education funding, affordable utility rates and coastal restoration. He was elected to the North Louisiana seat on the Public Service Commission in November 2002, representing 24 parishes and nearly one million people. He was re-elected in October 2008 with 78 percent of the vote and re-elected again in November of 2014 with 61 percent.

    Campbell holds a degree in business and economics from Northwestern State University at Natchitoches. After his time at Northwestern, Foster was a classroom teacher. He owns and operates two insurance agencies in Bossier City. He lives and raises cattle with his wife, the former Gwen Wilhite, on a farm at Elm Grove in south Bossier Parish.