Gerald Long

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Gerald Long
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Louisiana State Senate District 31
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,800
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthwestern State University, 1966
Date of birthJuly 9, 1944
Office website
Campaign website
Gerald Long (b. July 9, 1944) is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 31.


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


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Long has been appointed to the following committees:


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


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


Long and his wife, Rose, have three children.



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]


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


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


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

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