Candidate Profile
Jerry Gaspard

Democrat , Louisiana


Jerry Gaspard
State Senator, Dist. 26

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Craig "Bob" Hensgens (2018)







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?

only to save the life of the mother.


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?

Education and job training. Provide a favorable environment for businesses to locate

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

less regulations and less taxes

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


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?

I believe private business along with competition in the market place is the best route. I also believe in helping your fellow man. If you are blessed with wealth help someone who needs health care. I believe doctors nurses and hospitals could help the less fortunate.

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


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


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?

Through divine wisdom. They did not want to be ruled by tyranny. They wanted separate but equal representation in the legislative, executive, and judicial branch of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. It is God's instruction manual for living. I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that we are saved by grace. I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ. I am a conservative Christian and get my value from God. I read scripture every day and try my best to live by them.


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.

I watch fox news and One America News

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

LSU graduate. I did lobbying for La. Farm Bureau for 25 years I keep up with current issues that matter

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 337/385-8144

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

I am for less government and more accountability of state spending

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


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


  • LSU, Baton Rouge, B.S, 1977
Work & Military
  • La. Farm Bureau, Field Rep, 28
  • Christian Service Center, volunteer
  • St. Anne Catholic Church, member
  • Knights of Columbus, member
  • Alpha Gamma Rho, President of alumni association
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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