Candidate Profile
Heather Cloud

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
John Kennedy, Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority, Mike Johnson

Others

7
Louisiana Home Builders Association LHBA, Louisiana Loggers Association and PAC, Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC), National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana PAC, WestPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

7
LABI, LCCM, LA Loggers Association, LA Motor Transport Association, LOGA, NFIB

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?

Abortion should be outlawed with no exceptions.


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?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to empower businesses to create good paying jobs by cutting red tape and reducing regulations. We must also get our fiscal house in order and reduce taxes to make Louisiana a more attractive state to do business in.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The best thing government can do to boost our economy is to get out of the way. We must reduce taxes, cut the red tape and unleash the power of our job creators. State government also has a role to play in making smart investments in economic development where a return on that investment is tracked and success achieved.


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?

The key to having healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all begins by repealing there Affordable Care Act and returning to a free-market approach. We must allow purchasing insurance policies across state lines. Competition leads to higher quality and drives down prices, increasing access to quality care and coverage. Government programs must be a safety-net, to protect those most vulnerable among us.


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?

Our Founders recognized that tyranny comes as a result of consolidated power. They created a system of government that includes checks and balances to prevent this from occurring. With separate but equal branches, power is spread out in order to protect individual liberty.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a spirit-filled Christian that believes the God of the Bible is the same God today. My Faith guides every decision I make and everything I do is to bring glory to God.


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.

I am honored to be endorsed by conservative leaders and organizations across Louisiana who vouch for my bold conservative positions. As Mayor, I never raised taxes in my town and never grew government. We operated within our means. I also have spearheaded legislation to strengthen the Louisiana election code. I have also been an active member of the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee.

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

My experience as a mayor, small-business owner and resident of district 28 equip me to represent my community in the legislature. I have a firm understanding of governmental budgets & operations that is key to navigating state government. As a successful small-business owner, I've seen the issues facing our job creators and I am prepared to begin addressing them on day one. Finally, I am firmly rooted in my district and well-connected to the issues facing our people. I look forward to taking my experience and background to Baton Rouge to represent District 28.

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

heathercloudforla@gmail.com

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

If you would like to learn more about me, visit my website at www.heathercloudforlouisiana.com. I would be honored to represent you in the state senate and humbly ask for your vote.


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-A, Alexandria, Elementary Education, 2005

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Republican State Central Committee, Member
  • New Life Pregnancy Care Center, Founding member

Offices

  • Mayor, Turkey Creek, Held 2011-18
  • Member, Evangeline Parish Tax Commission, Held 2011-18
  • Secretary of State, Sought 2018
 

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