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. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election will take place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters. Jackson and Tarver won the primary election.
|Louisiana State Senate District 39 Blanket Primary, 2011
||Lydia Jackson Incumbent
|| Jim Slagle
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.