Candidate Profile
Stephen Dwight

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Stephen Dwight
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 35
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  80%
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  61%, 64% (cum.)

81%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Others

5
Louisiana Home Builders Association LHBA, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC), National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana PAC, WestPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

5
Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, National Federation of Independent Business, Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority, Louisiana Home Builders Association, Louisiana Hospital Assocation

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
National Rifle Association (2017)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
National Federation of Independent Business (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?

Abortions should not be allowed except to prevent the death of the mother. The physician should make every effort to preserve both the life of the mother and her child.


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?

Educated, trained and highly skilled work force. Allow small business the opportunity to succeed without government interference.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I favor a free market economy. Less regulation keeps government from stifling entrepreneurial innovation


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.

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?

Remove the fraud and abuse that exists in the current system. Focus more dollars of preventative care. Offer tax credits for wellness and preventive care. Require a co-pay for individuals who use emergency rooms for non emergency visits. Require all individuals including those residing illegally to pay for a portion of their medical care


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.

Neutral


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.

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.

Disagree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Our founding fathers carefully drafted the Constitution to put safeguards in place to limit government. We should follow the Constitution as written by our nation’s founders without imposing personal ideological or policy references.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Conservative Christian. Lifelong Methodist


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.

Louisiana Family Forum Family Advocate Award 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 100% Voting Record with Louisiana Right to Life

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

I've held the current office for four years. I've built relationships with other members in the House of Representatives to be in a position of leadership next term. I have remained accessible to my constituents and kept them informed of the issues facing District 35.

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

stephen@dwightlaw.com 337-439-3138

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

I thoroughly enjoy representing District 35 in Baton Rouge and I humbly ask for your vote on October 12.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

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.

Neutral

Background

Education

  • Sam Houston High School, Moss Bluff, 1995
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Accounting, 1999
  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Juris Doctor, 2002

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Moss Bluff United Methodist Church, Member
  • Calcasieu Women's Shelter, Vice President
  • Young Men's Business Club, President
  • National Wild Turkey Federation, President
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk, Chairman
  • Crime Stoppers, President
  • McNeese Quarterback Club, Member
  • Chamber Southwest Louisiana, Member

Offices

  • Representative District 35, Held 4

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