Candidate Profile
Derrick Edwards

Democrat, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Derrick Edwards
Party
Democrat
Race
State Treasurer
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal

Endorsements

Liberals

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

Reported by Candidate

0
Louisiana AFL-CIO, Louisiana Democratic Party, St. Tammany Executive Committee, Jefferson Parish Executive Committee, Orleans Parish Executive Committee, BOLD

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Democratic Party Organizations (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (2017), Foster L. Campbell (2017), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (2017), International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (2017), Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2017)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

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

Agree

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?

If a mother life is in danger, rape and incest.


Economy

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

Disagree

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

Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

As Louisiana next State Treasurer, I will bring Unclaimed Property into the 21st century by giving back over $800 million of unclaimed property back to the people of Louisiana within my first four years when elected. I will provide accountability and transparency and a quarterly report, so that the people of Louisiana know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent and what is occurring in the State Treasurer's office. I will utilize my financial and legal background to improve Louisiana Bond Rating from a double AA rating to a triple AAA rating to stop us from paying higher interest rate.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

As Louisiana next State Treasurer, I will bring Unclaimed Property into the 21st century by giving back over $800 million of unclaimed property back to the people of Louisiana within my first four years when elected. I will provide accountability and transparency and a quarterly report, so that the people of Louisiana know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent and what is occurring in the State Treasurer's office. I will utilize my financial and legal background to improve Louisiana Bond Rating from a double AA rating to a triple AAA rating to stop us from paying higher interest rate.


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.

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.

No Answer

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

Agree


Healthcare

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

Agree

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

As Louisiana next State Treasurer, I will bring Unclaimed Property into the 21st century by giving back over $800 million of unclaimed property back to the people of Louisiana within my first four years when elected. I will provide accountability and transparency and a quarterly report, so that the people of Louisiana know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent and what is occurring in the State Treasurer's office. I will utilize my financial and legal background to improve Louisiana Bond Rating from a double AA rating to a triple AAA rating to stop us from paying higher interest rate.


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.

Disagree

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.

Agree


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?

As Louisiana next State Treasurer, I will bring Unclaimed Property into the 21st century by giving back over $800 million of unclaimed property back to the people of Louisiana within my first four years when elected. I will provide accountability and transparency and a quarterly report, so that the people of Louisiana know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent and what is occurring in the State Treasurer's office. I will utilize my financial and legal background to improve Louisiana Bond

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As Louisiana next State Treasurer, I will bring Unclaimed Property into the 21st century by giving back over $800 million of unclaimed property back to the people of Louisiana within my first four years when elected. I will provide accountability and transparency and a quarterly report, so that the people of Louisiana know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent and what is occurring in the State Treasurer's office. I will utilize my financial and legal background to improve Louisiana Bond Rating from a double AA rating to a triple AAA rating to stop us from paying higher interest rate.


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.

As Louisiana next State Treasurer, I will bring Unclaimed Property into the 21st century by giving back over $800 million of unclaimed property back to the people of Louisiana within my first four years when elected. I will provide accountability and transparency and a quarterly report, so that the people of Louisiana know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent and what is occurring in the State Treasurer's office. I will utilize my financial and legal background to improve Louisiana Bond Rating from a double AA rating to a triple AAA rating to stop us from paying higher interest rate.

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

My Bachelor and Masters Degree in Accounting from Tulane University and A Law Degree from Loyola University School of Law, which I will utilize to manage and oversee Louisiana $29 billion budget.

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

dedwards@uwmlaw.com and 866-878-2085 campaign office Thanks and GOD Bless Louisiana and America

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

As Louisiana next State Treasurer, I will bring Unclaimed Property into the 21st century by giving back over $800 million of unclaimed property back to the people of Louisiana within my first four years when elected. I will provide accountability and transparency and a quarterly report, so that the people of Louisiana know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent and what is occurring in the State Treasurer's office. I will utilize my financial and legal background to improve Louisiana Bond Rating from a double AA rating to a triple AAA rating to stop us from paying higher interest rate.


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.

Disagree


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

  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Bachelor in Accounting, 1997
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Masters in Accounting, 1998
  • Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, JD, 2003

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Louisiana Housing Corporation, Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity, Member
  • Mayor's New Orleans Advisory Committee for Citizen, Former Member
  • Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority, Former Member
  • Shell Oil Company Diversity Action Team, Former Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Diversity Committe, Former Member

Offices

  • Louisiana State Treasurer, Sought 2017
 

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