Candidate Profile
Reid Falconer

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  89%, 93% (cum.)
Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  88%
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  65%, 72% (cum.)

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority, St. Tammany Parish Republicans

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
Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority, Louisiana Homebuilders Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, Alliance for Good Government

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
National Right to Life Committee (2018), State Republican Party Organizations (2019), William "Bill" Cassidy (2014)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Bayou Leadership PAC (2018), Billy Nungesser (2019), Cameron Henry (2019), Clay Schexnayder (2018), LA Committee for a Conservative Majority PAC (2019), Steve Carter (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?

The fetus is not viable Rape or incest with a minor child


Economy

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

Strongly 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?

Unemployment is a result of a bad economy. Louisiana has seen too many businesses choose Texas over Louisiana. Our taxes are too high and we have too many regulations on businesses. If we want businesses to pick Louisiana over Texas, we need to lower our taxes on businesses and decrease unnecessary regulations. This will bring companies and new jobs to Louisiana.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government needs to allow individuals to keep more of the money the work hard to earn. If individuals have more money in their pockets, they will invest it and spend it. More money being invested and spent will boost the economy. The Trump tax cuts were great for the United States but we need something similar in Louisiana.


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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Obamacare is the worst piece of legislation the federal government has passed in my lifetime. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare. I will work with our Congressional delegation to craft new healthcare legislation that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all.


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.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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

The fear of tyrannical government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.


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.

https://www.reidfalconer.com/record

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

I have served our community since 2008 through the Parish Council and the Louisiana House of Representatives. During that time, I have voted to protect life, religious liberty, and against tax increases. If I am elected to the State Senate, I will continue my pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious liberty, and anti-tax voting record.

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

reid@reidfalconer.com & 985-792-5185

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

PROFESSIONAL Licensed architect for 36 years and licensed real estate broker for 32 years Member of the American Institute of Architects President of Cypress Southern Companies, Inc. Louisiana State Representative, Dist. 89, 2016-2020 St. Tammany Parish Councilman, Dist. 4, 2008-2016 St. Tammany Parish Council Chairman, 2014 Parish Representative on the Regional Planning Commission Former Adjunct Faculty Member of the College of Business at Southeastern Louisiana University COMMUNITY Northshore resident for 34 years Proud husband of 38 years to Celeste Gonzales Falconer Member of St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church Past president of the Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club Former chairman of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce District chair of the Louisiana Council of the Urban Land Institute Founding chair of the Northshore Business Council President of the Covington Rotary Club Board member of the West St. Tammany Affiliate of Habitat for Huma


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Background

Education

  • LSU, Baton Rouge, Bachelor of Architecture, 1979
  • LSU, Baton Rouge, Master of Science, Finance,, 1984
  • LSU, Baton Rouge, Master of Business Administration, 1984

Work & Military

  • Self Employed, Architect, 1982 - current
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Adjunct Faculty Member (School of Business), 2010 - 2015
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, 1978 - 1988

Affiliations

  • St Timothy United Methodist Church, Administrative Board, Lay Delegate to the Annual C
  • Habitat for Humanity, Board Member
  • West St Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Methodist Children's Home of New Orleans, Board Vice Chair
  • Republican Men's Club of St. Tammany, Member
  • Republican Professional Men's Club of St. Tammany, Associate Member
  • Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club, Past President
  • Louisiana Council of the Urban Land Institute, District Chair

Offices

  • Louisiana State Representative, District 89, Held 2016 - current
  • St Tammany Parish Council, Held 2008 - 2016

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