Candidate Profile
Kevin Berken

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Others

1
WestPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Scott A. Angelle (2016)

Summary

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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?

Where the woman has been raped. Where the life of the mother is at grave risk.


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.

Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Smaller government Lower taxes Fewer regulations i.e...the Trump plan

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

See answer #31


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?

Get government out of the healthcare business as much as possible. More competition among healthcare providers. Allow health insurers to compete across state lines. Health savings accounts.


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.

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.

Neutral

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Hunger for power, control. and wealth.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I've been a catholic since birth. I pray daily. Say the rosary several times weekly. The Nicene Creed sums it up nicely.


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.

View my social media.

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

My resume' in my public and private life has prepared me for this office that I seek. I've been on approximately 2 dozen boards and committees where I have been the chairman of about a dozen of those including in the agriculture, education, religious and healthcare fields.

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

kevin@kevinberken.com 337-316-2383

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

Louisiana has been on the bottom of the good lists and tops of the bad lists for far too long. We can't keep sending the same people to Baton Rouge and expect different results. It's time for a fresh set of eyes and ears in Baton Rouge and I am that guy. I am the only candidate in the state that has set a goal for LA to move off of or 50th ranking, and it's called 40th in 4. You can go to my website at: www.kevinberken.com to find out much more on my campaign.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Agree

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

Neutral


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.

Disagree

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

Disagree

Background

Education

  • McNeese State Unicversity, Lake Charles, BS, 1963

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Knights of Columbus 40 yrs
  • Parish council VP
  • Various offices held in Agriculture fields
  • Past Pres of Our Lady Immaculate Cath School
  • Past Pres of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Pari
  • Past Pres of LA Rice Promo Brd
  • Member of Fed Res Brd Ag/bus committee

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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