top of page

Dixon McMakin Announces Candidacy for Louisiana House of Representatives District 68

BATON ROUGE, LA- Local financial advisor and attorney Dixon McMakin (R-Baton Rouge) has announced his candidacy for Louisiana House of Representatives District 68 in the October 14, 2023, primary election. The seat is being vacated by State Representative Scott McKnight (R-Baton Rouge), who has announced a run for Louisiana State Treasurer.

"Louisiana is stuck in the mud when we should be driving forward with purpose, direction, and the goal of having a stronger economy, better educational opportunities, and safer streets. We cannot be satisfied with being in last place. Our mindset and culture must be focused on building prosperity and the infrastructure needed to support it," McMakin said.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Dixon is a graduate of Catholic High School, where he currently volunteers as the Voice of the Bears on Friday nights on the Bruin Broadcast Network. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the E.J. O u r s College of Business and received his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. In law school, Dixon served as Executive Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, was a semi-finalist for the Chancellor's Cup Senior Appellate Challenge, and helped raise over $25,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as Commissioner of the LSU Law Football Club.

For a decade, Dixon has provided his clients with sound investment advice and legal guidance when it comes to estate planning. He is the managing partner of the McMakin Law Firm and a registered financial advisor with LPL Financial. "Wealth management is about understanding your clients' goals and creating a plan that gets them there. It requires honest, straightforward communication and dedication. That is how I will work as your next state representative," McMakin said.

Outside of managing the McMakin Law Firm, Dixon has been an active civic leader. He has donated his time and talents to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association, Big Buddy of Baton Rouge, and Foundation for Woman's Hospital. The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has named him a St. Aloysius Distinguished Alumnus, and the Baton Rouge Business Report honored him as part of its Top Forty Under 40 list in 2015.

I am not interested in the status quo. I intend to make bold, positive changes. We need to shake things up and look for smart wavs to improve Baton Rouge and our state. I will stand up for our conservative principles and lead Louisiana to become the economic driver of the South," McMakin stated.

At the end of 2022, the McMakin campaign reported raising $114,000 from family, friends, and like-minded small business owners. "The support has been overwhelming and I am truly honored by it," McMakin said. The campaign intends to hold several more meet-and-greets and fundraisers over the next few months as Dixon starts an intensive door-to-door campaign.

Visit to learn more about Dixon and his campaign for a better Baton Rouge and State of Louisiana.



bottom of page