Candidate Profile
Arita Bohannan

Republican , Louisiana


Arita Bohannan
State Senator, Dist. 10

Panel Rating

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Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO

Reported by Candidate

Alliance for Good Government

Selected Contributions


State Republican Party Organizations (2017)







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

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 begins at conception


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


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?

Government simply needs to get out of the way of private business and allow them to grow and hire without the burden of excessive taxes, regulation and licensing.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I personally think that the government should only be involved in only a few areas regarding essential services and other elements of the public good. By working to create a smaller government, we can play the best role in boosting the economy, getting out of the way of business.

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.

Strongly 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.


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

Strongly Agree


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


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

In Louisiana, there are protections enacted to protect and maintain coverage for consumers should ObamaCare (ACA) be ruled unconstitutional.

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.

Strongly 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.



Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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


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


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.


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

Our Founders experiences as Christians and as a colony of Brittan shaped their careful creation of the Constitution as the governing document for our Republic.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a devout Christian woman, celebrating 20 years of marriage and parenting our two teen-aged boys. I am a staunch fiscal conservative, having lived every aspect of these principals in my personal, professional and public life.


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.

Lifelong Republican. Founding Member/Past President River Region Republican Women Honoree - LFRW Woman of the Year

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

I am a family law attorney who have helped families in the middle of extreme crisis. Seeing a better way, I opened the Mediation Clinic of Louisiana where we help families sort through complicated legal issues in a peaceful manner. I can bring that experience, the understanding of law and negotiation, to the Senate and break the gridlock.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: and 504-468-1100

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

Having grown up the daughter of a soldier, I have a deep sense of pride in my country and a desire to serve my community. I am a fighter, but I also know when to negotiate. I will be the strong leader my community needs.

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.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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



  • Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, JD, 2002
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Kenner Business Association, President, Various Board Positions
  • Jefferson Chamber, Corporate Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, Former Committee Chair
  • River Region Republican Women, Founding Board Member
  • Kenner Citizens Police Academy, Graduate
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • Vineyard Church, Member
  • Kenner City Council, Sought 2010

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