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|Name = Gerald Long
political position  = Louisiana State Senate District 31 |
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|Profile picture = Gerald Long.jpg
incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Louisiana State Senate District 31
assumed office     = 2008 |
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|Status = Incumbent
term ends          = 2012 |
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|Tenure = 2008-Present
political party    = [[Republican]] |
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|Term ends = January 11, 2016
  profession          = Legislator |
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|Assumed office = 2008
website             = [http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Long/ Senate website] |
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|Base salary = $16,800/year
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|Last election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011|November 19, 2011]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gerald Long''' (b. July 9, 1944) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 31.  
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Gerald Long''' (b. July 9, 1944) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 31.  
  
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Long served on the following committees:
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* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Finance]], ''Interim Member''
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* [[Insurance Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Insurance]]
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* [[Natural Resources Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Natural Resources]], ''Chairman
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* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Retirement]]
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* [[Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Louisiana State Legislature|Joint Legislative Budget]]
  
* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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===2010-2011===
* [[Education Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Long served on the following committees:
* [[Finance Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development]]
* [[Insurance Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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* [[Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Louisiana State Legislature|Joint Legislative Budget Committee]]
* [[Revenue & Fiscal Affairs Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Education]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Finance]]
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* [[Insurance Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Insurance]], Vice Chair
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===2008-2009===
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In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Long served on the following committees:
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* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development]]
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* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Education]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Finance]]
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* [[Insurance Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Insurance]]
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* [[Revenue & Fiscal Affairs Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Revenue & Fiscal Affairs]]
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2011===
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::''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
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Long ran for re-election in 2011. He was unopposed in the October 22 primary. 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. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Unofficial Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref>
 
===2007===
 
===2007===
  
In 2007 Long was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 31. Long (R) finished with 20,609 votes while his opponent Thomas Townsend (D) finished with 17,699 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=LA&y=2007 Louisiana State Senate election results]</ref> Long raised $210,109 for his campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95519 Campaign funds]</ref>
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In 2007 Long was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 31. Long (R) finished with 20,609 votes while his opponent Thomas Townsend (D) finished with 17,699 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=LA&y=2007 Louisiana State Senate election results]</ref>  
 
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Long received $227,005 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=LA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = Louisiana State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 227005
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|total votes =
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|org1 = Cason, Sawyer
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|org2 = Kennedy, Anne S
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|org3 = Bollinger Shipyards
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|org4 = Fair Oaks Properties
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|org5 = Cason, Dan
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|orgdonor1 = 2,500
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|orgdonor2 = 2,500
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|orgdonor3 = 2,500
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|orgdonor4 = 2,500
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In 2007, a year in which Long was up for election, he collected $280,500 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95391 ''Follow the Money,'' "Campaign Contributions, 2007," accessed August 24, 2011]</ref>
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His five largest contributors in 2007 were:
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| Louisiana Republican Party
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| align="right" | $30,808
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| Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
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| align="right" | $15,000
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| Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee
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| align="right" | $10,000
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| Louisiana Manufacturers Association
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| align="right" | $5,000
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| Louisiana Medical Association
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| align="right" | $5,000
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Gerald + Long + Louisiana + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
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[[Category:Current member, Louisiana State Senate]]
 
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Revision as of 10:03, 19 March 2013

Gerald Long
Gerald Long.jpg
Louisiana State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern State University, 1966
Personal
BirthdayJuly 9, 1944
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gerald Long (b. July 9, 1944) is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 31.

Education

Long earned his BS from Northwestern State University in 1966.

Professional experience

Long was an Agent for State Farm Insurance from 1979 to 1999. He then worked as a Minister for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes from 1999 to 2007.

Political experience

Long joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 31st district.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Long served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Long served on the following committees:

2008-2009

In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Long served on the following committees:

Personal

Long and his wife, Rose, have three children.

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Long ran for re-election in 2011. He was unopposed in the October 22 primary. 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. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.[1]

2007

In 2007 Long was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 31. Long (R) finished with 20,609 votes while his opponent Thomas Townsend (D) finished with 17,699 votes.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 31
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Long (R) 20,609
Thomas Townsend (D) 17,699

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Long received $227,005 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gerald Long's campaign in 2011
Cason, Sawyer$2,500
Kennedy, Anne S$2,500
Bollinger Shipyards$2,500
Fair Oaks Properties$2,500
Cason, Dan$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $227,005

2007

In 2007, a year in which Long was up for election, he collected $280,500 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Republican Party $30,808
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry $15,000
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $10,000
Louisiana Manufacturers Association $5,000
Louisiana Medical Association $5,000

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Gerald + Long + Louisiana + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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