Candidate Profile
Renee Hoffpauir-Klann

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

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?

The only circumstance that abortion should be allowed is when there is a threat to the life of the mother.


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?

Reducing unemployment begins with education and tax reduction. We need a complete overhaul of education (K-12) in LA. The question is "Why are we educating our children?" We need an educational system that teaches our children to reach their God given potential. Only then can they can become thriving, productive, contributing, self-sufficient citizens with high character and self worth. We need to teach academics including the US Constitution and business classes, but also technical skills, trades, living skills, character and business etiquette...give aptitude tests at an early age to help guide our children. We need colleges to be held responsible for giving degrees for which no employment opportunities are available! Without taxpayers and businesses government would not exist. We need to promote and protect free enterprise/capitalism on local, state and federal levels. Stop governmental smothering and strangling businesses with excessive regulations, policies and excessive taxation

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government can promote the economy through less restrictions, regulations and taxes. I don't believe government should prop up failing businesses at the taxpayer expense. Creativity, supply and demand from the consumer should drive our economy. Thomas Jefferson wrote and I quote" I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt...I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple."


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?

Welcome to the healthcare web. People everyday make health choices by what they consume by mouth and activities. Hiding cost of care from the consumers is killing healthcare. Health Care Cost needs transparency. We need free enterprise and ortho molecular medicine. First and foremost we need accountability to promote the true wellness of the patient. Government can't run healthcare. Government sets mandates and corruption lifts its ugly head from pharmaceutical companies(why does a drug that can cure hepatitis C cost $150,000) , to pharmacy benefit managers(benefits from their rebates) to doctors (indoctrinated in school to make millions of dollars). We need properly operated charity hospitals in Louisiana, but because of the increased Medicaid enrollment, patient care could suffer. Also HB72 Fraud Prevention in State Programs failed in Sen. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs...Accountability, deregulation and full disclosure at all levels is a must to clean up our health care industry.


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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Mankind is innately corrupt (John 3:19). Our founding fathers knew that power corrupts. They escaped a tyrannical system in Britain. They wanted to make sure a dictating, tyrannical overreach of the government would not poison this new government and constitution, so they limited the ability and power of governmental overreach into the peoples' liberties and freedom.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Spiritually, I believe that we are dead in our trespasses and sins until Jesus Christ makes us alive by accepting him as our Lord and Savior. I believe Jesus, when in John 14:6, He said that He is the only way to salvation. I believe that Jesus died, was buried and rose again to save me from my sins. I believe in Judeo-Christian values. I believe that American Judeo-Christian values are the honoring of God-given Life, Liberty and Creativity. Judeo-Christian Values have a foundational role in America, beginning with the Declaration of Independence "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..."


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.

Virtue...I have no public record to support my conservative stance. If I am elected I will ensure that you will be able to validate my conservative views through scorecards offered by LABI (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry) and LFF (Louisiana Family Forum), etc. "THE POWER OF A MAN'S VIRTUE SHOULD NOT BE MEASURED BY HIS SPECIAL EFFORTS, BUT BY HIS ORDINARY DOING." Blaise Pascal

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

I have a B.S. in Education. I have had experience as a restaurant owner, overseeing our restaurant project from ground up and day to day duties. I help establish my husband's law practice for several years. I am a common sense thinker, strong in my convictions and believe I will bring honesty, virtue and fight the fight to advance economic prosperity to my district and the State. I am one of those business owners, among other businesses who pay 49% of the taxes in Louisiana. I have no political experience, but I have a stake in our state, just like President Donal Trump has a stake in our country. Let me ask you a question...just what have we obtained from our policy of reelecting professional politicians? (those seeking power, fame and fortune). Let's put a stop to it!

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

renee@reneeforla.com, 318-466-7674

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

The most famous and perhaps most eloquent expression of a people’s right to “dissolve the political bands” which tie them together was penned by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) in the Declaration of Independence: When in the Course of human events,...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness… it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,...for their future security.


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.

Neutral

Background

Education

  • Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, B.S. ED., 1979

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • East Leesville Baptist, Member

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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