Meet Jim

Jim Dore’s passion for our state has been the foundation of his whole career and he’s running to build a better Lafayette and Louisiana for his children and grandchildren.

Jim has spent his life working to build businesses that create reliable, sustainable, good paying jobs within our state. Working his entire career in the oil and gas industry, Jim led the Eastern Hemisphere for the largest offshore construction company in the world. He created award-winning safe working environment strategies to keep all his employees in the oilfield safe to return to their families. Jim now uses his 40 years of leading global businesses to consult with other Lafayette business leaders to develop and implement strategies to make their businesses new Louisiana success stories.

Jim received his MBA from UL-Lafayette and proudly serves on the board of directors of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, the board of the Lafayette International Center Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jim and his wife, Gail, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.