2019 Fall Senate Elections

General Election: Oct. 12
(Early Voting: Sept. 28 – Oct. 5)

Runoff Election: Nov. 16
(Early Voting: Nov. 2-9)

Each seat in the Louisiana Senate will be on the ballot this fall, and candidates are announcing plans to run for a chance to represent their district in Baton Rouge. Do you know where the candidates stand on life issues?

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Louisiana Right to Life provides candidate questionnaires to each of the candidates once their candidacy is announced or qualifying occurs, and we post responses as we receive them. Below are the candidate comparisons. If you know candidates running for these seats, please ask them to complete the questionnaire and return to us. If you meet or speak to a candidate, ask them how they answered the 2019 Louisiana Right to Life Questionnaire.

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District 1

Sharon Hewitt (R-Slidell)
• Served in Senate since 2016 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 2

Troy E. Brown (D-Paincourtville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Previously served in the Senate from 2012-2017 and had a 71% Pro-Life voting record

Edward “Ed” Price (D-Gonzales)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in Senate since 2018 and has an 86% Pro-Life voting record

District 3

John Bagneris (D-New Orleans)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in House since 2016 and has an 86% Pro-Life voting record

Joseph “Joe” Bouie (D-New Orleans)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in House since 2016 and has a 59% Pro-Life voting record

Kathleen “Kay Doody (R-Arabi)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Brandon Gregoire (D-New Orleans)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 4

Jimmy Harris (D-New Orleans)
• Served in the House since 2016 and had a 79% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 5

Allen Borne (D-New Orleans)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Ronald Brown Jr. (D-New Orleans)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Karen Carter Peterson (D-New Orleans)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in the Senate since 2010 and previously served in the House; has a 30% Pro-Life voting record

“Fox Rich” Richardson (D-New Orleans)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 6

Rufus Craig (L-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Mack “Bodi” White (R-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in the Senate since 2012 and previously served in the House; has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

District 7

Troy A. Carter (D-New Orleans)
• Served in Senate since 2016 and has a 47% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 8

Patrick Connick (R-Harvey)
• Served in the House since 2008 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 9

J. Cameron Henry Jr. (R-Metairie)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in the House since 2008 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

Jon “Frankie” Hyers (R-Metairie)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 91% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-26)

District 10

Arita M. Lipps Bohannan (R-Kenner)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

R.A. “Skip” Galan (NP-Kenner)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Kirk Talbot (R-River Ridge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 9-3)
• Served in the House since 2008 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

District 11

Daniel Ducote (R-Madisonville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-16)

Reid Falconer (R-Madisonville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 91% Pro Life (Submitted 7-22)

• Served in House since 2016 and has a 96% Lifetime Pro-Life voting record

Patrick McMath (R-Covington)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 91% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-22)

District 12

Darrell Fairburn (D-Kentwood)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-15)

Beth Mizell (R-Franklinton)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro Life (Submitted 8-12)
• Served in Senate since 2016 and has a 100% Lifetime Pro-Life voting record

District 13

Edith Carlin (R-Denham Springs)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 6-10)

Deven Cavalier (R-Denham Springs)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

J. Rogers Pope (R-Denham Springs)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-20)
• Served in the House since 2008 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

District 14

Cleo Fields (D-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Previously served in the Senate from 1988-1992 and from 1998-2008; since 2004 he had a 38% Pro-Life voting record. Louisiana Right to Life does not have a percentage scorecard prior to 2004. However, our files indicate Fields had an anti-life record during his time in the Legislature, voting against pro-life laws to prohibit abortion in 1990 and 1991.

Patricia “Pat” Smith (D-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in the House since 2008 and had a 57% Pro-Life voting record (she was absent for more than 40% of the pro-life votes)

District 15

Regina Barrow (D-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in the Senate since 2016 and the House from 2004-2016 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

Gary Chambers (D-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 16

Everett C. Baudean (L-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 0% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-12)

Bob Bell (R-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 3-16)

Steve Carter (R-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-22)
• Served in Louisiana House from 2008-2019 and has a 100% Lifetime Pro-Life voting record

Franklin Foil (R-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-15)
• Served in the House since 2008 and has a 96% Pro-Life voting record

Beverly Brooks Thompson (D-Baton Rouge)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 17

Richard “Rick” Ward (R-Port Allen)
• Served in the Senate since 2012 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting recordd
• Elected unopposed

District 18

Eddie J. Lambert (R-Gonzales)
• Served in the Senate since 2016 and served in the House from 2004-2015; has a 100% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 19

Gary L. Smith Jr. (D-Montz)
• Served in the Senate since 2012 and served in the House from 2000-2011; has a 94% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 20

Brenda Leroux Babin (D-Houma)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Damon J. Baldone (R-Houma)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-12)

Michael “Big Mike” Fési (R-Houma)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-25)

Jerry “Truck” Gisclair (D-Larose)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-16)
• Served in the House since 2008 and has a 98% Pro-Life voting record

Shane Swan (R-Houma)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 21

R.L. “Bret” Allain II (R-Jeanerette)
• Served in the Senate since 2012 and has a 97% Pro-Life voting recordd
• Elected unopposed

District 22

Fred “T-Fred” Mills (R-St. Martinville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-15)
• Served in the Senate since 2012 and served in the House from 2008-2012; has a 98% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 23

Page Cortez (R-Lafayette)
• Served in the Senate since 2012 and previously served in the House from 2008-2011; has a 100% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 24

Gerald Boudreaux (D-Lafayette)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in Senate since 2016 and has an 87% Pro-Life voting record

Cory Leviere I (NP-Lafayette)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 25

Mark Abraham (R-Lake Charles)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-2)

Kevin M. Berken (R-Lake Arthur)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 9-4)

John E. “Johnny” Guinn (R-Jennings)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 26

Jerry Gaspard (D-Abbeville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-18)

Bob Hensgens (R-Gueydan)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-21)
• Served in the Senate since 2019 and the House from 2011-2018; has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

District 27

Ronnie Johns (R-Sulphur)
• Served in the Senate since 2012 and served in the House from 1995-2007; has a 98% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 28

Heather Cloud (R-Turkey Creek)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-23)

Robert Johnson (D-Marksville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in House since 2008 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

H. Bernard LaBas (D-Ville Platte)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-26)
• Served in House since 2008 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

District 29

Jay Luneau (D-Alexandria)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
Served in Senate since 2016 and has a 95% Pro-Life voting record

Randy Wiggins (R-Pineville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 9-6)

District 30

James K. Armes III (D-Leesville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in the House since 2008 and has a 92% Pro-Life voting record

Brett Geymann (R-Lake Charles)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Renee Hoffpauir-Klann (R-Leesville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-2)

Michael Reese (R-Leesville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-19)

District 31

Louie Bernard (R-Natchitoches)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-23)

Douglas Brown (R-Cheneyville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-22)

Trey Flynn (R-Alexandria)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-19)

District 32

Daniel M. “Danny” Cole (D-Jena)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Judia “Judy” Duhon (D-Olla)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Steve May (R-Columbia)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-22)

Glen D. Womack (R-Harrisonburg)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-2)

District 33

Wade Bishop (R-West Monroe)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-24)

Stewart Cathey Jr. (R-Sterlington)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-6)

District 34

Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe)
• Served in House since 2012 and has a 97% Pro-Life voting record
• Elected unopposed

District 35

James R. “Jim” Fannin (R-Jonesboro)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 91% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-29)

• Served in Senate since 2016 and served in House from 2004-2015; has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

Jay Morris (R-Monroe)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in House since 2012 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

Matt Parker (R-Calhoun)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-9)

District 36

Ryan Gatti (R-Bossier City)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-12)
• Served in Senate since 2016 and has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

Robert Mills (R-Bossier City)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-22)

Mattie Preston (D-Minden)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

District 37

Debbie Hollis (I-Shreveport)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 0% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-10)

Barrow Peacock (R-Shreveport)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro Life (Submitted 8-12)
• Served in Senate since 2012 and has a 100% Lifetime Pro-Life voting record

District 38

Katrina D. Early (D-Shreveport)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

John Milkovich (D-Keithville)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 8-14)
• Served in Senate since 2016 and has a 96% Pro-Life voting record

Barry Milligan (R-Shreveport)
• 2019 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 7-22)

District 39

Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in House since 2008 and has a 76% Pro-Life voting record

James F. “Jim” Slagle (R-Vivian)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded

Gregory Tarver (D-Shreveport)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded
• Served in Senate since 2012 ad has a 94% Pro-Life voting record

Shanté Wells (D-Shreveport)
• 2019 Questionnaire: Has not responded