Jim Slagle

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Jim Slagle
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Candidate for
Louisiana Senate District 39
Jim Slagle was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 39 of the Louisiana State Senate.



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Slagle ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana Senate District 39. He faced incumbent Lydia Jackson (D) and Gregory Tarver (D) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. Jackson and Tarver won the primary election.[1]

Louisiana State Senate District 39 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLydia Jackson Incumbent 43.4% 9,393
     Republican Jim Slagle 15% 3,259
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Tarver 41.6% 9,015
Total Votes 21,667

Races to watch

On September 12, 2011, Bayou Buzz issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Jackson, Slagle and Tarver was ranked as number 2. The report cites Slagle as having crossover appeal with Jackson's base, which could result in a split vote, allowing Tarver, a former senator, to reclaim his former seat.[2]

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