Candidate Profile
Amanda "Jennings" Smith

Republican , Louisiana


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Right to Life

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


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


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe the heartbeat is to extreme. That is normally when a woman first finds out and sometimes pregnancy is hid if a child, incest, rape, fear of disclosing, etc. The heartbeat threshold would cause alot of HANGER injuries from self inflicted abortions. When I was young we had the first trimester rule. That was a very viable solution however it should only occur then IF there is a medical reason, if the party has suffered a rape, if the child is born of incest, or if the child is to young to give birth. First trimester would be the cut off to have an abortion under any of the above listed reasons. In the event that a MEDICAL reason for abortion after the first trimester arises that would end the life of the mother, that option would need to be available in a life threatening emergency instance via doctor's discretion.


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.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Welfare to Work Training Programs. We need to provide training for the jobs that we need to fill. Unfortunately, CNA classes were given for free to train several in my area and then the wage was lowered to basically minimum wage. This destroyed the entire purpose of the training program.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Making good decisions regarding loans and grants with accountability for these non-profits that are receiving funding to do good in their community.

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?

We need to carefully review the income limits due to the expansion alot of people are receiving Medicaid that do not need it.

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.


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.



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


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.


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?

To prevent ONE person from having to much power or control and to secure our individual liberties.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in god. I believe you do under others as you would have then do unto you. I strongly believe in the Ten Commandments and the general good that comes from children believing in a higher power and a foundation of good with the ten commandments. I miss saying the pledge and having prayers before we eat when I was growing up. I believe in unity not division.


I voted in these elections:

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?


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


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

Louisiana Welfare to work training video for the state in 2000. FIve years Insurance, office management, executive level meetings, arbitration, Campaign work for Mayor race. 12 years as a paralegal for attorney who did the paper notary exams. State Defense work. Assisted state with closing of attorney's office. Campaign work for Bastrop City Judge. Safety Manager over four states OSHA, MSHA, DOTD, etc. Grant writing. Political opposition research. Campaign work for Donald Trump in 2016 Colorado area. Life experience learned of the Louisiana system while raising a now 20 year old disabled child, surviving the flood of March 2016, three appeals through Louisiana Task Recovery over Duplication of Benefits, inability to find adequate pay as a female with no jobs in my general area. I can tell you where the system breaks down for the little people.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 318-669-4887

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

I am a very loving and good natured person that wants to show the Love that we have in the South. I am tired of the hatred and division being seeded among our children. I want to stop the assault against parental rights and intrusive government. I want to see jobs pop up in our deserted rural areas. Poverty breeds crime just like socialism does.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


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


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


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.



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