Candidate Profile
James Armes III

Democrat , Louisiana


James Armes III
State Senator, Dist. 30

Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  43%, 60% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  47% (cum.)



Selected Contributions


House Democratic Campaign Committee (2018), Mary Landrieu (2014)
American Federation of Teachers (2017), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (2019)







Other Information


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?

If the life of the Mother is at risk


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


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.


What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Bring in more jobs

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

As a small business owner of 47 years I believe we should support our local businesses.

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.



It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


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

No Answer

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.


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?

No Answer

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Saved through grace by faith and not works of man. I have a personal relationship with Christ.


I voted in these elections:

2012 Primary, 2014 Primary, 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?

Somewhat Conservative

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

I voted for SB 184, which became Act 31 of the 2019 Regular Session I voted for HB 425, which became Act 447 of the 2019 Regular Session I voted for HB 35, which became Act 417 of the 2019 Regular Session

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

I have served on the City Council, Police Jury, School Board and for the last 11 1/2 years I have served as State Representative of District 30.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 337-658-7437

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

I fully support the 2nd Amendment rights. I am an avid hunter and do not support confiscation or banning any guns.

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


  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Bachelor of Science, 1974
Work & Military
  • LA National Guard, 6
  • Army Reserve, 2
  • Scottish Rite Mason, Member
  • Old Anacoco Masonic Lodge #147, Past Master
  • El Karubah Shrine Temple, Member
  • Old Anacoco Baptist Church, Member
  • Vernon Parish School Board, Held 8
  • Vernon Parish Police Jury, Held 4

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