2020 U.S. Congressional LRTA Survey Results – RUNOFF

LRTA reached out to the candidates in Louisiana running for U.S. Congress to gauge their thoughts and opinions on the GPO/WEP, a federal issue that impacts retired teachers in Louisiana. For more about the GPO/WEP, click here.  THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SPECIFICALLY PERTAINS TO CANDIDATES IN RUNOFF RACES. LRTA WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS PAGE AS THE ASSOCIATION RECEIVES MORE RESPONSES. 

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.

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

Elections are on December 5.

Q1: LRTA supports the repeal of the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). The GPO and the WEP are Social Security federal provisions that reduce retired public employee’s individual Social Security and survivor benefits. Retired teachers in Louisiana are subject to the GPO and WEP. Given the opportunity, would you support the repeal of the GPO and WEP?

U.S. Representatives

*LRTA has not received results from this candidate.

Candidate Name Party Seat  Congressional District LRTA District Q1: GPO/WEP
Lance Harris Republican U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 Yes
Luke J. Letlow Republican U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 Yes


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