Candidate Profile
Billy Nungesser

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Billy Nungesser
Party
Republican
Race
Lt. Governor
Incumbent
Yes
Links
       

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
St. Tammany Parish Republicans

Liberals

1
Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO

Others

3
Alliance for Good Government, GNOR PAC, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

3
LABI, AFL-CIO, Alliance for Good Government, GNOR, Bossier Republican Exec. Committee, St. Charles Republican Exec. Committee

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
19
Bobby Jindal (2006), Cameron Henry (2018), Clay Higgins (2017), Clyde C. Holloway (2014), Eye of the Tiger PAC (2014), Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton (2018) and 13 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Clay Schexnayder (2018), Republican State Leadership Committee (2019)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Barbara Boxer (2010), Cedric Richmond (2014), Mary Landrieu (2013)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (2018)

Summary

23%

LIBERAL

77%

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?

(Did not answer)


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?

We must have a government that is transparent, easy to navigate and dedicated to helping businesses grow and prosper.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

(Did not answer)


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.

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?

(Did not 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.

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

Those who drafted the Constitution knew that there would be those who would put themselves before public interests if the opportunity presented itself. The Constitution was drafted not only to protect our liberties but also to protect people from the self-interests of others.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have a strong faith and believe that God has blessed us and will keep us.


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?

Conservative

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

My answer is largely based on my belief in smaller government, less bureaucracy and more fiscal prudence. I am a fiscal conservative as is evident how I have managed the Office of the Lt. Governor.

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

I have already served as the state's Lt. Governor and in our first term, we have streamlined the office, reduced spending and have shattered every tourism record available.

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

billyn@live.com 504-657-9890

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

(Did not answer)


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.

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.

No Answer

Background

Education

  • UNO-Innsbruck, Austria

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • International Special Olympics, Governor's Advisor
  • Pointe Celeste Theroputic Riding, Founder
  • United Way, Board Member
  • Many Republican Womens Groups, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Nephcure, Chairman
  • Beyon the Badge, Honorary Chair
  • Crime Fighters, Board Member

Offices

  • Lt Governor, Held 3.7
  • Plaquemines Parish President, Held 8
  • State Representative, Sought 1984
 

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