Candidate Profile
Damon Baldone

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Moderate

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  49% (cum.)

49%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Magnolia PAC (2019)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
ActBlue (2008), Cedric Richmond (2008), Robert A. Johnson (2014)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (2017)

Summary

86%

LIBERAL

14%

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?

Only if the life of the mother is at serious risk confirmed by two independent doctors.


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.

Neutral

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Less regulation on the private sector so the private sector can create jobs.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should stay out of the way of the private sector to allow the private sector to create jobs. Government should make investments in infrastructure that bring back only an excellent return on investment.


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.

No Answer

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.

Neutral

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

United States is subsidizing the world with the price we pay for prescription medication. If the United States pays the average price as all other industrialized nations we could use the savings to provide better healthcare to the masses.


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.

No Answer


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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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?

All men are created equal.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Catholic and follow the teachings of the Catholic faith.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

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

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?

Conservative

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

My voting record for the three terms I served as State Representative. I have a 100% pro-life voting record, 100% voting record with the NRA, and was co-author for the largest tax cut in Louisiana history.

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

I am an attorney with 30 years of studying and practicing law. I have already served in the legislature for 3 terms. I am by far the most qualified candidate.

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

info@damonbaldone.com

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

No other candidate has my experience and will work harder than me. I will do the right thing for the people of Senate District 20 every time.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

No Answer

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.

Neutral

Background

Education

  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, BS, 1986
  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, JD, 1992

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Terrebonne Bar Association, President
  • Nicholls Business Department Advisory Board, Member
  • South Louisiana Wetland's Discovery Center, Vice- President
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
  • United Way of South Louisiana, Board Member
  • American Cancer Society, Volunteer
  • American Heart Association, Volunteer
  • Softball and Soccer Coach, Volunteer

Offices

  • State Representative, Held 2001-2012
  • Public Service Commissioner, Held 2017
  • United States Congress, Sought 2005
 

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