Louisiana’s fall elections will be particularly crucial for the future leadership of the state, deciding numerous seats in the Legislature, the governorship, as well as other statewide and parish offices.

As you likely know, a recent statewide poll was conducted and the results showed that Louisiana voters are deeply concerned about the state’s coastal land loss crisis and support coastal restoration efforts to address it. The poll shows that 97 percent want their elected officials to prioritize tackling coastal land loss when in office.

Ahead of the fall elections, we are asking each candidate running for Louisiana’s Legislature to complete the following short survey and provide your positions on a few issues relevant to coastal land loss and restoration. These results will be shared with the public ahead of the 2019 elections.

The Coast Builders Coalition is a non-profit trade association comprised of private sector companies in the business of restoring and protecting the Gulf Coast. The Coast Builders Coalition brings together leaders from the private and public sectors to promote an efficient and effective program to sustain the Gulf Coast.

Restore the Mississippi River Delta is working to protect people, wildlife and jobs by reconnecting the river with its wetlands. As our region faces the crisis of threatening land loss, we offer science-based solutions through a comprehensive approach to restoration. Composed of conservation, policy, science and outreach experts from Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, we are located in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; and around the United States.