Candidate Profile
Neil Riser Jr.

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Neil Riser Jr.
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 20
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  100%, 96% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  55%, 60% (cum.)

85%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Others

7
Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), Louisiana Home Builders Association LHBA, Louisiana Loggers Association and PAC, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC), National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana PAC, NorthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Republican Women's Organizations (2017), Rodney Alexander (2010)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Barrow Peacock (2017), Bayou Leadership PAC (2017), Craig "Bob" Hensgens (2019), Leadership for LA (2017), Magnolia PAC (2019), Ralph Abraham (2017)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (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.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life begins at conception. I was the Co-Author of the Heartbeat Bill this past legislative session.


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?

lowering taxes and give the money to business and individuals who best knows how to invest in our future.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

lowering taxes


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?

To modify the interstate commerce clause so like groups and can group benefits


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.

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.

Strongly 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.

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.

Strongly Agree

I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Strongly 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?

checks and balances

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God, family, country


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?

Very Conservative

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

Legislative voting record from 2012-2019

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

Self-employed for 34 years and current State Senator

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

318-649-0977,risern@legis.la.gov

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

Received the Defender of Freedom Award from the NRA. I believe in our right to vote and men and women have given their life for that right and I encourage everyone that is eligible and of legal voting age to exercise that right.


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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

Background

Education

  • ULM, Monroe, Business Mgmt, 1984

Work & Military

  • Funeral Director, 34

Affiliations

  • NRA, Member
  • First Methodist Church of Columbia, Member

Offices

  • State Senator, Held 12
  • State Representative, Sought 2019

Details

 

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