Candidate Profile
Wayne McMahen

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Wayne McMahen
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 10
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%

100%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Others

4
Louisiana Loggers Association and PAC, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana PAC, NorthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

4
LABI, LOGA

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Louisiana First PAC (2019), National Federation of Independent Business (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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.

Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To save the mothers life


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.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Better job educating and equipping our people and working to keep jobs in the United States.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government needs to make sure our country is on a level playing field with other countries when it comes to trade. A tax structure that encourages investment by private companies in our country. We need to take care of our infrastructure so business can flourish. Continue to invest in education and to make sure our government lets private business work.


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.

Disagree

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

Look at prior answer. To have affordable and quality health care we must have employment opportunity available that provides a livable wage and a work force trained and willing to fill the jobs.


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.

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.

Disagree


Values

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

Agree

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

Agree

The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.

Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

The awareness of our inherent sinful nature caused our founding fathers to realize the need for a system of checks and balances hence our 3 divisions of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the bible is the inerrant word of God and we only have salvation because of Jesus's death and resurrection


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 voting record and my life

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

Doctors degree in Veterinary Medicine 38 years in private practice with 25 employees working and serving my rural community 24 hours a day seven days a week serving on my local non profit hospital board serving as a director for a local community bank raising three children and being involved in all facets of their lives from education to all extra curricular activities living in the district I represent my entire life

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

mcmahenw@legis.la.gov 318-371=3092

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

I have lived, worked and served the people of my district as a veterinarian for over 38 years and am honored to serve as your state representative.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Agree

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

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.

Disagree

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

Agree

Background

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1980

Work & Military

  • McMahen Veterinary Hospital, DVM/Owner, 38

Affiliations

  • Central Baptist Church, member/deacon
  • Masonic Lodge #348, member/past master
  • Louisiana Cattlemen's Association, Member/District vice president
  • Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, member
  • Louisiana Republican Delegation, member

Offices

  • State Representative, Held 1

Details

 

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