Candidate Profile
John Bel Edwards

Democrat, Louisiana

Biography

Name
John Bel Edwards
Party
Democrat
Race
Governor
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  52% (cum.)

52%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

3
Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO, Louisiana Democrats, New Orleans Coalition

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
National Right to Life Committee (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Craig "Bob" Hensgens (2018)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
8
ActBlue (2019), Cedric Richmond (2010), Foster L. Campbell (2018), House Democratic Campaign Committee (2018), International Union of Police Associations (2018), Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2018) and 2 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (2018), Environmental Defense Fund (2018), Forum for Equality PAC (2019), Foster L. Campbell (2019), Freedom First, LLC (2016), International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (2013) and 10 more

Summary

89%

LIBERAL

11%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

No Answer

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

(Did not answer)

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

No Answer


Healthcare

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

No Answer

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

No Answer

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.

No Answer


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

No Answer

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

No Answer

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.

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.

No Answer

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

(Did not answer)

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?

No Answer

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

No Answer

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

No Answer


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

No Answer


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

No Answer

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

No Answer

Background

Education

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Work & Military

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Affiliations

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