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Senate District 39

There will be a run-off election for this race on November 19.

The following candidates are running for Senate 39 in the upcoming election. Their responses to our questionnaire are listed below. Please scroll down to discover the positions of each candidate as they provide answers for key issues affecting Louisiana families.

Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Gregory Tarver (D)
Candidate submitted written comments. Click here to view them.

Survey Results

*Candidate submitted written comments with answer.

1. Do you support/oppose providing Louisiana taxpayer resources to Planned Parenthood?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question




2. Do you support/oppose a ban on all human cloning?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
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3. Do you support/oppose rape and incest exceptions as grounds for a legal abortion?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Support




4. Do you support/oppose a prohibition on abortion in Louisiana after a fetus has a “detectable heartbeat” as early as the 3rd week of pregnancy?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Support




5. Do you support/oppose defining marriage as an exclusive relationship between one man and one woman?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Support




6. Do you support/oppose granting special rights based on ‘sexual orientation’?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Oppose




7. Do you support/oppose teaching “comprehensive sex education,” which includes contraceptive/ abortion information, in Louisiana public schools?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Oppose*




8. Do you support/oppose ending teacher tenure?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Oppose




9. Do you support/oppose educational choice for every child, parent and taxpayer of Louisiana?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question




10. Do you support/oppose legislation that restricts gambling in Louisiana?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Support




11. Do you support/oppose the posting of American historical documents such as the Ten Commandments, the Declaration and the Mayflower Compact in public places?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Support




12. Do you support/oppose requiring private insurance plans to offer contraceptive coverage (including the “Morning-After” Pill) to all employees?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question




13. Do you support/oppose Louisiana opting out of the federally-mandated health insurance plan?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Oppose




14. Do you support/oppose a “No New Tax” pledge?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
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15. Do you support/oppose a ten-year phase out of the Louisiana Personal Income Tax?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Support




16. Do you support/oppose a ten-year phase out of the Louisiana Corporate Income Tax?
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Lydia P. Jackson (D)
Candidate Did Not Answer the Question
Gregory Tarver (D)
Support
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