Candidate Profile
Daryl Deshotel

Republican , Louisiana


Daryl Deshotel
State Rep., Dist 28

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Associated Builders and Contractors, Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority


Louisiana Home Builders Association LHBA, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC), NorthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

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Mary Landrieu (2014)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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?

I am pro-life and believe this should only be considered under the most rare of circumstances, such as when the life of the mother is in jeapardy or a rape victim seeking options immediately following the attack.


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?

We have too many barriers to jobs and opportunity thanks to our overburdensome state government. We must look to comprehensively reform many of our key systems, including the tax and budget structures we operate under, if we want to expand access to jobs and opportunity for all Louisianans.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I don’t think the government should ever be in the business of economic development aside from removing needless burdens and hurdles that make it more difficult to do business.

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


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

Strongly Disagree

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

First, we must implement legal reforms to curb frivolous lawsuits, and then we must open arbitrary barriers, particularly those across state lines, to let the free market work.

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


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


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?

Personal freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness all informed the founders and framers of the Constitution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a life-long Christian and am an extremely active member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. I serve as an usher, Eucharistic Minister and lector in my church, and I carry my Christian faith with me in every decision I make for myself and my family.


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?


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

If you ask anyone in my church or do any searching online, you will find many instances of me serving faithfully.

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

My career as an innovative business owner and job creator has well-prepared me to be the problem-solver we need at the Capitol. I am a solutions-oriented leader, and I know we need more results-minded individuals like myself crafting our laws.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:; (318) 447-2000

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

There is no one else in this race that has the economic development experience and conservative credentials than me. I am ready to bring solutions to the Capitol and get our state back on track.

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


  • LSU, Baton Rouge, Bachelor's, 1997
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Usher, Eucharistic Minister and Lector
  • Hessmer Knights of Columbus, Member
  • Marksville, Simmesport, Mansura & Bunkie Chambers, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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