Candidate Profile
Jim Dore

Republican , Louisiana


Jim Dore
State Rep., Dist 31

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



WestPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

Terry Landry District 95 State Representative

Selected Contributions


State Republican Party Organizations (2019)







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?

My short answer is: in the event of rape and incest. However, I have come to learn that this happens less than one percent of the times.


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


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 can bring down unemployment in this way: 1. create more jobs. 2. to create more jobs we must have a well educated workforce both in skills and university training. 3. Education & Workforce development must be synonymous. 4. train to what employers need 5. a solid workforce will become attractive to new business investment in Louisiana. 5. greater investment in new companies creates a better tax income. 6 Tax income from employees and business can help our economy, which helps create a more consistent and balanced budget.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government can assist our economy by doing a number of things. 1. Make it easier to do businesses in La. by addressing judicial reform. 2. Eliminate the inventory tax. 3. Consider a flatter tax for individuals and business. 4. Revamp the ITEP program to make it simple not harder for companies to invest in La. Look hard at corporate income tax reform. Evaluate / repeal the Jobs Incentive Programs that do not add value.

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.


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.


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



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


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

Not being an expert, we must have healthcare reform that includes consumer - driven options. Increase wellness incentives. Increase access to home based health care for the seriously ill. I also believe we need to have a better program of identifying those on Medicaid actually qualify for the program. We have to address medicaid expansion.

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.


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 Disagree


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.


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.


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


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?

It is the very nature of man to want to invoke their religious beliefs into decisions they make. Our founders did not want to have a conflict between what our individual religious beliefs are and what the law provides in order to be fair and equitable. Therefore, the separation of church and state.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in GOD and the 10 commandments. Further, if we simply lived our lives by those simple rules of life we could find great peace in the world today. I believe the unborn have the right to life and it that right begins at conception.


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.

I believe my association with the various volunteer and church organizations speaks for itself. I have toured the Desormeaux Foundation to create a deeper understanding of the issue at hand. I have completed numerous silent retreats at Manresa. I have attended J.H Ranch with my two daughters on a father daughter retreat.

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

Masters in Business Administration - University of Louisiana Lafayette Leadership Program - JMW Strategic Marketing Management Program - Harvard Business School The Management Program - Rice University Certified Coach Practitioner - Certified Coaches Federation John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer & Coach

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

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

I am a father of 3 and have 4 grandchildren and I am married for 37 years. I have never run for office nor was it a plan. It is the concern I have for my grandchildren that drives me an by extension, your grandchildren. My career in oil and gas spanned nearly 40 years. My experience includes leading several divisions of Global Industries Ltd. including the eastern hemisphere, where I was able to hone the art of negotiating. Having squared off with the Saudi's, Egyptian's, Chinese, Mexican's and many other country run oil companies has prepared me for the toughest of negotiations and how to work through cultural understanding. I am prepared and ready to enter the fray of Baton Rouge politics.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


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.


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

Strongly Agree


  • UL Lafayette, Lafayette LA, MBA, 2015
  • Harvard Management Program, Boston, MA, Certificate, 1994
  • Rice University Management Program, Houston, TX, Certificate, 1997
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma, Leadership committee
  • Lafayette International Center Foundation, Board Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, volunteer
  • Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition LAGCOE, Board Member / Volunteer
  • Knights of Columbus, Volunteer
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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