Rep. Barbara Norton announces run for state senate

Rep. Barbara Norton to make announcement Thursday morning

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton announced on Thursday morning that she will run for Louisiana Sate Senator.

The announcement was made at a media event in Shreveport.

Rep. Norton will run for the District 39 seat, which is currently occupied by Senator Gregory Tarver.

Senator Tarver did not comment on Rep. Norton’s announcement, saying that at this time he is staying focused on the upcoming legislative session.

““I will make my announcement after the legislative session. As you know it will be a very tense session,” Senator Tarver said. "I am very concerned about this. It has a lot to do with equal pay for women teach pay and minimum wage.”

Tarver has served as District 39′s senator from 1984 to 2004 and was elected back in 2012, unseating Lydia Jackson.

This is Rep. Norton’s last eligible term for state representative, which expires next January.

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