Candidate Profile
Jean-Paul Coussan

Republican , Louisiana


Jean-Paul Coussan
State Rep., Dist 45

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  80%, 83% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  83%, 77% (cum.)





Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority


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

LHBA, Louisiana Realtors, MC-PAC, LOGPAC, NFIB PAC, Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Selected Contributions


Billy Nungesser (2017), Charles Boustany Jr. M.D. (2015), Club for Growth (2008), State Republican Party Organizations (2019), William "Bill" Cassidy (2014)
State Republican Party Organizations (2019)


The August Group (2017)







Other Information


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?



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?

The best way to bring down unemployment is by expanding the economy using free market principals, reducing barriers to entry, improved education attainment and workforce development.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should provide fiscal policies that promote growth, encourage competition, reduce barriers to entry and limit job killing regulations. Government should not play winners and losers.

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.

No Answer

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?

I would promote healthcare coverage as such by increasing competition in the health insurance market, expanding access to care with new and innovative health care delivery options, and by supporting policies that help grow businesses and increase employment opportunities at companies that include benefits.

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.


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?

Fallible Human Nature

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Judeo-Christian Roman Catholic values


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.

Louisiana Legislative Voting Record 2016-2019

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

I have been a dedicated public servant, a father, a husband, and tireless advocate for my constituents. Having served served a record number of days and sessions in my first term, navigating through difficult budget issues, I am now more than ever dedicated to strengthening our company to ensure that our kids and grand kids stay in Louisiana.

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

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

Serving District 45 in Lafayette has been an honor and a privilege and I look forward to serving four more years.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


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.



  • LSU Law, Baton Rouge, JD/BCL, 2004
  • LSU, Baton Rouge, BS Finance, 2004
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Parishioner
  • Republican Party of Louisiana, Member
  • Realtor Association of Acadiana, Member
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Member
  • Acadian Home Builders Associatoion, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Boy Scouts of Acadiana, Committee Member
  • Cajundome Commission, Member
  • Louisiana State Representative District 45, Held 4

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