Candidate Profile
Les Farnum

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Les Farnum
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 33
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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?

None


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.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Boost the economy in ways that create new jobs with decent wages. This along with government cutting back on ways to take advantage of not working.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Purely from the aspect of infrastructure projects that put people to 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?

The healthcare industry has been manipulated and some of the smaller groups have been squeezed out which makes for less competition therefore making it less affordable.


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.

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.

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.

Strongly 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?

Greed and desire for power have always been what our forefathers were protecting against.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I firmly believe that God exists and as a christian I try to live my live in ways to make him happy. This goes for my personal and political life.


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 with the police jury and my website along with facebook substantiate these claims.

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

I have performed in the Engineering field for many years and this type of analytical skills combined with my 12 years of political experience qualify me to hold elected office.

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

lesfarnum.staterep33@yahoo.com 337-304-6446

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

I am a man of principal. There are lines in this world that I refuse to cross. It is extremely easy to do what is right in the eyes of God for my fellow brothers and sisters. I will always care more about doing what is right than getting re-elected.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Neutral

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.

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.

Neutral

Background

Education

  • Sulphur High School, Sulphur, Yes, 1975
  • Sowela Tech IBEW/JATC, Lake Charles, Yes, 1980

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Member
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Eucharistic Minister
  • Knights of Columbus, Member

Offices

  • Police Jury, Held 12
 

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