Candidate Profile
Grover Joseph Rees

Republican , Louisiana


Grover Joseph Rees
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

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Reported by Candidate

Dud Lastrapes, former Mayor of Lafayette, Virginia DeGravelles, Louisiana Republican leader, Ed Meese, former US Attorney General, Morton Blackwell, Michael Farris, Former US Rep. Frank Wolf

Selected Contributions


Joseph Cao, State Republican Party Organizations







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.


The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.


Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.


Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

(1) God (2) Constitution; (3) Voters (in the sense that they choose Congress and the President); (4) Congress and the Supreme Court, each within its own constitutionally delimited authority.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to prevent the imminent death of the mother.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The tendency to be corrupted by power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Catholic Christian. I believe that God created us to know, love, and serve Him in this world and to be with Him in the next; that Christ died for our sins, is risen, and will come again. I believe we have a system of moral obligations founded in the Ten Commandments and in the Golden Rule.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

Reagan delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1976; Reagan Justice Department official in charge of reorganizing the judicial process to ensure the appointment of judges committed to the Constitution, traditional family values, and innocent human life, 1985-86; point person on international pro-life and family issues for Reps. Chris Smith and Henry Hyde, 1995-2002; Special Representative for Social Issues in the last two years of the George W Bush Administration, working closely with pro-life and pro-family organizations to achieve better results in the UN system, 2006-09.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

Additional comment from candidate:

Viva Cristo Rey.


  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA, J.D., 1978
  • Yale University, New Haven CT, B.A., 1975
Work & Military
  • United States Department of State, Ambassaador, 2002-09
  • United States Department of Justice, Special Counsel for Judicial Selection, 1985-86
  • US House of Representatives, Counsel, Committee on International Relations, 1995-2002
  • Boat People SOS, Senior Counsel for International Initiatives
  • International Justice Mission, Contributor
  • National Right to Life Committee, Contributor
  • World Congress of Families, Speaker
  • Member, Louisana Rep. State Central Comm., Held 2016-present
  • Reagan Delegate from Louisiana, Rep. National Conv, Held 1976

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