Gregory Tarver

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Gregory Tarver
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Louisiana State Senate District 39
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $152/per day per diem
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
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Campaign website
Gregory Tarver is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 39.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Tarver won the 2011 election for Louisiana Senate District 39. He faced incumbent Lydia Jackson (D) and Jim Slagle (R) 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. However, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19, 2011 between top-two vote getters Jackson and Tarver.[1] Tarver defeated Jackson to win the seat.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 39 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Tarver 52.5% 9,168
     Democratic Lydia Jackson Incumbent 47.5% 8,295
Total Votes 17,463

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.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lydia Jackson
Louisiana State Senate District 39
Succeeded by