Right to Life LA (LARTL)Louisiana Right to Life (LARTL), established in 1970, works through education, legislation, activism, and service to restore the right to life in Louisiana by opposing abortion, euthanasia, and other life destroying actions.
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF)Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) believes elected officials should support policies and programs that protect and promote families and traditional values in Louisiana. To accomplish this goal, LFF educates voters about specific legislation and voting records. LFF records voting records: 100% Outstanding Family Advocate; 80-99% Family Advocate; 60-79% Average; 50-59% Needs Improvement; 0-39% Unfavorable.
American Conservative Union LAThe ACU tracks a wide range of issues before Congress to determine which issues and votes serve as a dividing line to help separate those members of the U.S. House and Senate who protect liberty as conservatives and those who are truly liberal.
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Life of mother only--and we should safeguard against any type of loopholes that would allow life of mother to be used as a false claim.
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.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
By continuing to create jobs--this comes by lowering taxes and cutting regulations and overbearing licensing which makes it possible to do business in Louisiana and in the United States.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Similar to the answer about bringing down unemployment, my overall philosophy is to get government out of the way. Lower taxes, less regulation which allows businesses to open up in our state and country and current employers to expand. This allows employers to give people better jobs with better wages. Employees will be able to have more money to put back into the economy.
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?
Healthcare options need to be expanded across state lines. There needs to be more competition in the market, and we need to move away from more government funded healthcare and put it back into the free market.
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.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
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.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
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.
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.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
I believe that the strong Christian values of our Founders made them realize that only God is all powerful. No one man should have too much power because man is fallen and susceptible to sinful desires and impulses.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe in the one, true God and that Jesus is the son of God and the Holy Spirit is God living within His followers. God the Father created man. Man fell and was in need of a Savior. Jesus the Son became flesh on this earth and was the sacrifice for the sins of all men. The Bible tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but it also tells us that all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Salvation is free to those who have faith in Christ. While faith saves you, it's the daily walk with Christ and striving to be like him that helps us grow in our faith. My favorite verse is Philippians 3:7 "But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ." In the following few verses it continues to explain how we are to walk in our faith, growing closer to the Lord and forgetting the gains of the world.
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.
American Conservative Union rating: highest rated legislator in Louisiana LA Right to Life: 100% voting record NRA: A rated for the term LA Association of Business and Industry: 99% voting record for the term
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I'm a small business owner and also have an MBA. Both of these have led to a greater understanding of how difficult it is to have a small business and keep it going. I've been in business over 8 years now and keeping payroll going can get really tough at times. Taxes are literally always due...payroll taxes, state taxes, federal taxes...always something. I've also served in this office for 4 years now, and I feel that I have been the legislator I said I would be when I ran the first time. I hope my consistency and willingness to meet with anyone who calls me will help keep the voters' confidence in me.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Serving in public office is an honor and a privilege. I've had that great honor of serving over 44,000 people in the Louisiana House for the last 4 years. In those 4 years, we've brought the strong conservative family values of District 39 to Baton Rouge. The chair I sit in on the House floor is not mine, but it belongs to the people I represent. I never take that lightly or this responsibility for granted. I humbly ask for your vote and support once more.
I support the death penalty.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.