2021 April Runoff Election Cycle – LRTA Survey Results

Although LRTA does not endorse candidates for public office, the Association remains keenly interested in receiving support from elected officials on issues that are important to maintaining and improving the benefits needed to secure dignity and independence in retired life.

LRTA is reaching out to the candidates in runoff for the Louisiana Legislature, BESE and U.S. Congress to gauge their thoughts and opinions on our Legislative Priorities. Candidates running for federal office received our Federal Survey, and candidates running for state office (including BESE) received our Legislative Survey.  

Below are the responses LRTA received from the candidates. LRTA publishes any additional comments candidates wish to include with their survey responses. Publishing additional comments from candidates does not equate support and/or endorsement from LRTA. 

View your individual sample ballot on the Secretary of State‘s website at https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/Home/VoterLogin

Elections are on April 24, 2021.

Updated: 4/6/2021

State Elections

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District 82

*LRTA has not received results from this candidate.

Candidate Name Party LRTA District No. Q1: Hybrid Plans Q2: COLAs Q3: Constitutional Convention Q4: GPO/WEP Q5: Education
Edwin “Eddie” Connick Republican 2 * * * * *
Laurie Schlegel Republican 2 * * * * *

BESE

*LRTA has not received results from this candidate.

Candidate Name Party BESE District No. LRTA District No. Q1: Hybrid Plans Q2: COLAs Q3: Constitutional Convention Q4: GPO/WEP Q5: Education
Micael Melerine Republican 4 7,8,11  *  *  *  *  *
“Cassie” Williams Democrat 4 7,8,11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Federal Elections

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U.S. Representatives – Seat 2

*LRTA has not received results from this candidate.

Candidate Name Party Seat Congressional District LRTA District Q1: GPO/WEP
Troy A. Carter Democrat U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 Yes
Karen Carter Peterson Democrat U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 *
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