2020 U.S. Congressional LRTA Survey Results

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. Their responses are listed below. 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.

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Elections are on November 3.

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. Senate

*LRTA has not received results from this candidate.

Candidate Name Party Seat  Congressional District LRTA District Q1: Repeal GPO/WEP?
Beryl Billiot No Party U. S. Senator   All *
John Paul Bourgeois No Party U. S. Senator   All Yes
“Bill” Cassidy Republican U. S. Senator   All Yes
Reno Jean Daret, III No Party U. S. Senator   All *
Derrick “Champ” Edwards Democrat U. S. Senator   All *
“Xan” John Other U. S. Senator   All Yes
David Drew Knight Democrat U. S. Senator   All *
M.V. “Vinny” Mendoza Independent U. S. Senator   All Yes
Jamar Montgomery No Party U. S. Senator   All *
Dustin Murphy Republican U. S. Senator   All *
Adrian Perkins Democrat U. S. Senator   All *
Antoine Pierce Democrat U. S. Senator   All Yes
Melinda Mary Price Other U. S. Senator   All *
Aaron C. Sigler Libertarian U. S. Senator   All

Yes

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Peter Wenstrup Democrat U. S. Senator   All *

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: Repeal GPO/WEP?
Lee Ann Dugas Democrat U. S. Representative 1 1,2,3 *
Howard Kearney Libertarian U. S. Representative 1 1,2,3 Yes
Steve Scalise Republican U. S. Representative 1 1,2,3 *
Belden “Noonie Man” Batiste Independent U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 Yes
Glenn Adrain Harris Democrat U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 *
Colby James Independent U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 *
Cedric L. Richmond Democrat U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 *
David M. Schilling Republican U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 *
Sheldon C. Vincent, Sr. Republican U. S. Representative 2 1,2,4 *
“Rob” Anderson Democrat U. S. Representative 3 5,6 *
Braylon Harris Democrat U. S. Representative 3 5,6 *
Clay Higgins Republican U. S. Representative 3 5,6 Yes
Brandon LeLeux Libertarian U. S. Representative 3 5,6 *
Ben Gibson Republican U. S. Representative 4 5,6,7,8,10,11 *
Kenny Houston Democrat U. S. Representative 4 5,6,7,8,10,11 *
“Mike” Johnson Republican U. S. Representative 4 5,6,7,8,10,11 *
Ryan Trundle Democrat U. S. Representative 4 5,6,7,8,10,11 *
Sandra “Candy” Christophe Democrat U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10

Yes

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Allen Guillory, Sr. Republican U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 *
Lance Harris Republican U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 *
“Matt” Hasty Republican U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 *
Jesse P. Lagarde Democrat U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 *
Martin Lemelle, Jr. Democrat 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 *
“Scotty” Robinson Republican U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 Yes
Phillip Snowden Democrat U. S. Representative 5 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 Yes
Garret Graves Republican U. S. Representative 6 2,3,4 *
Shannon Sloan Libertarian U. S. Representative 6 2,3,4 *
Richard “RPT” Torregano No Party U. S. Representative 6 2,3,4 *
Dartanyon “DAW” Williams Democrat U. S. Representative 6 2,3,4 Yes

 

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