W. Jay Luneau
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W. Jay Luneau

Democrat

State Senator, District 29

Louisiana

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Capitol
Box 94183
Baton Rouge, LA. 70804
Alexandria District Office
711 Washington Street
Alexandria, LA. 71301
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W. Jay Luneau

State Senator, District 29
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59
Years of Age
5
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LAResidence (state)

Wendell Jay Luneau, known as Jay Luneau or W. Jay Luneau (born December 1962), is a Democratic attorney in Alexandria, Louisiana, who is a member of the Louisiana State Senate for District 29, which encompasses portions of seven parishes: Bienville, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Rapides, and Winn. In the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 24, 2015, Luneau, who is white, defeated an African-American Republican candidate, attorney and Baptist minister Joshua Joy Dara, Sr. (born March 1959 in Nigeria). Dara, his wife, and five children reside in Pineville, where he is the pastor of the 3,000-member Zion Hill Church. Luneau polled 13,462 votes (59.3 percent) to Dara's 9,225 (40.7 percent). The position opened when the African-American Democrat lawyer Rick Gallot of Ruston, who previously served as well in the Louisiana House of Representatives, did not seek a second term. Luneau graduated from Pineville High School, Louisiana Tech University in Ruston in 1986, and the historically black Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge in 1992. He has also taught on an adjunct basis at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.Luneau has been a member of the Alexandria Bar Association since 1992. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria and a former trustee of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in downtown Alexandria. He is a volunteer at the Renaissance Home for Youth.

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Experience

Education

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Southern University Law Center
Graduated
Louisiana Tech University
Graduated

Past Positions

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Senator
Louisiana State Senate
2016 - Current
Adjunct Professor
Northwestern State University
Current
Legal Counsel
Rapides Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
Current
Legal Counsel
Renaissance Home for Youth
Current
Legal Counsel
Rapides Children's Advocacy Center
Current
Owner
Luneau Law Office
Current

Other Experience

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Member
Board of Governors, Louisiana State Bar Association
Current
Former Member
Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association Board of Directors
Former Member
House of Delegates, Louisiana State Bar Association
Former Member
Natural Resources Committee, Louisiana State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Judiciary A Committee, Louisiana State Senate