Candidate Profile
Rodney Schamerhorn

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Others

1
NorthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

1
Louisiana Home Builders Assoc., Louisiana Forestry Assoc., Representative Larry Bagley

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?

My only Grandchild is adopted, this being said, the only circumstance would be for Saving the Mothers Life.(ONLY) My Brother-in-Law had Sever Downs, lived 50 years and was the love of everyone he was in contact with. My Daughter (35)has CF and is an inspiration to everyone.


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?

We need to address why Oil and Gas are locating elsewhere. The spin-off of this sector of business is tremendous. We need to look long and hard at why we, as a state charge such large taxes on every business and person that are trying their best barely survive.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Every Role!!!! I believe that an individual can best spend their money. We penalize the workers with the state income taxes. They would spend their money locally, this would create more in local and state sales taxes that would relieve some of the drain on our state budget for funding local streets and drainage project. We need to cut regulations to a bare minimum and encourage growth from within our own state.


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?

Healthcare is and will continue to be one of the largest drains on the state budget. We need to educate the people that insurance is cheaper by far, for individuals than as a group. We will need to address the fact, there is a shortage of Doctors and Nurses in our state. We will need to provide the training facilities and staff that will catch us up to what is needed. Medicare is not for all!!! but if you qualify, it should be as good as any private insurance policy that can be found. But, also, there is so much fraud in this industry that we need to make sure that we have enough investigators to insure that we are paying only for what is needed and not doing test that are just costing money.


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.

Strongly 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.

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?

The Founders where Brilliant!!!! They carefully wrote and stood-up for what they envisioned for our Nation to Survive. Checks and Balances where no one could make the decisions by themselves. They understood what had been ruled under by a king in charge. They believed, that you should serve in office for the good of Country, but then move on with you private life. This is why I signed the pledge, if elected to do all that is possible to have all of Congress have term limits.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in one GOD the almighty!! That JESUS is the Son of GOD !!! That JESUS Died for the Forgiveness of our SINS!!! On the 3rd day he arose and ascended into Heaven!!! The only way to Heaven is by public profession that JESUS is our Savior and by Baptism!!! I believe that we should all tithe and always forgive others as we are forgiving for our on sins. I Believe that all things are of GOD and we are the caretakers. I do know, that you will never out give GOD.


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.

We have to get Louisiana working again!! We need to address the business climate that has ran so many large and small businesses out of our state. We need to address our workforce training for all types of industry. We need to provide a living wage job/training for our people that are on the free programs that only drain our systems. Our desire is to give a temporary hands up approach and not a career or life of free support. Foreign policy and immigration can be best addressed by securing our borders.

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

Being raised by Grandparents, has giving me the ability to be more conservative that most people my age. I was taught at a very young age that if you desired something, you had to work for it. I've worked at being the best in whatever I attempted to pursue. Starting my own business was a desire that I followed through. In 1984 I started a Backhoe and Trucking Company that has continued to grow an prosper. We have had local, state and federal contracts over the years. With these contracts, we were always growing and giving back to the communities and our church. The main principle of our business is the same today as when I started, SERVICE. I built this business slow and steady, always learning the best management practices through careful planning and studying financial impacts. Today we have several businesses that are virtually Debt free. This is what I left my son as my legacy, conserve your way in business, provide the best Service.

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

rodney4rep@gmail.com 337-208-5234

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

I'm Retired, I have no agenda except yours. My open door policy will set examples, that no one has ever shown. I will show you how a public servant should treat you. I will be your FULL TIME STATE REPRESENTATIVE.


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

  • Hicks High School, Leesville, HS, 1973
  • Louisiana College, Pineville

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • SWANA, Safety Director for Louisiana
  • LSWA, Board member
  • East Leesville Baptist Church, Deacon
  • C.F. Foundation, Parent and fundraiser
  • 4-H/FFA, Sponsor 40+years
  • Louisiana Cattlemens Assoc., Past Local and State Officer
  • Beefmaster Breeders Assoc. National, Past State/National Officer and board member
  • Louisiana Jaycee, Past Local and State Officer

Offices

  • Police Jury, Held 83/87
  • Leesville City Marshall
  • Louisiana State Rep Dis 24, Sought 2015
 

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