State Senator Jay Luneau today announced his intention to run for re-election for District 29 in the Louisiana State Senate. Senate District 29 stretches from Lecompte in Rapides Parish all the way north to the town of Ruston in Lincoln Parish. It also includes sections of Grant, Jackson, Natchitoches, Bienville and Winn Parishes. The election is Saturday, October 12.
As State Senator, Jay has worked in the legislature to pass historic criminal justice reform, raise teacher pay and increase funding for schools. Working with both Democrats and Republicans, Senator Luneau helped turn a $2 billion budget deficit into a balanced budget that fully funds higher education and TOPS. He also worked to pass the largest infrastructure investment in the past 30 years to fix Louisiana’s roads and bridges, and supported Medicaid Expansion.
“It has been an honor to serve as your State Senator. If you entrust me with another term, I will continue to put Louisiana first and bring common sense values to Baton Rouge,” said Luneau.
Luneau is a partner at the law firm of Luneau & Beck, LLC and has more than 27 years experience practicing law in Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1986 and Southern University Law Center in 1992; and is currently admitted to all state and federal courts. Jay was a member of the Board of Governors for the Louisiana State Bar Association and served on the Board of Directors for Rapides Parish Indigent Defender Board and the Central Louisiana Pro Bono Program. He has been a member of the Alexandria Bar Association since 1992, serving many years as a member of the Executive Council and as President of the Young Lawyer Section in 1995.
Jay and his wife, Carman S. Luneau, have two children Merritt and Wendell Jr. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and former President of the Board of Trustees and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Dedicated to his community, Jay currently volunteers for the Renaissance Home for the Youth and the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center CASA program.