Candidate Profile
Kirk Talbot

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  80%, 85% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  79%, 68% (cum.)

76%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Others

5
Louisiana Home Builders Association LHBA, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC), National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana PAC, SouthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

5
La. Restaurant Association, LA. Association of Business & Industry, Home Builders Association, Association of Builders and Contractors, Jefferson Parish Republican Party, LAMMICO

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Bayou Leadership PAC (2019), Cameron Henry (2018), State Republican Party Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Bayou Leadership PAC (2019), Cameron Henry (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of the mother.


Economy

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

Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Good paying jobs and a quality education.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should create a climate that is business friendly, encourage investment, and have a fair and simple tax code. Government should provide a quality public education system that will result in a competitive work force.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Agree

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

Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Offer tax credits to businesses that offer health care. Pass drug price transparency legislation. Make the cost of medical procedures public and transparent.


National Security

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.

Strongly Agree

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Agree

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree


Values

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

Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Agree

The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.

Strongly Agree

I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Disagree

If children are given instruction in sex education in public schools, it should not express a preference for abstinence but should be comprehensive, offering discussions on various types of sexual orientations and behaviors plus all types of contraceptives.

Neutral

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

The desire to have certain fundamental rights clearly defined, then to let the states define everything else as they see fit.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the teachings and principals of the Episcopal Church.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

2012 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Primary, 2018 General Election

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My voting record in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am a tax payer and small business owner. I have created jobs and had to make tough decisions as a business owner and member of the House of Representatives.

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

kirk@talbotforsenate.com 504-407-2979

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am a strong fiscal conservative with a proven record in the House of Representatives. I believe in lower taxes and common sense budget reforms. I am pro life and pro 2nd amendment. I support school choice. I believe we need to reform our tort system in order to lower auto insurance rates.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

Disagree

Background

Education

  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS., Bachelors, 1992

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • St. Martin's Church, Member
  • Republican Party, Member

Offices

  • House of Representatives, Held 12

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