Candidate Profile
Tommy Dewey

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Others

1
Louisiana Law Enforcement Association LLEA

Reported by Candidate

1
Baton Rouge Union of Police, Chief Pat Englade B.R.P.D. (Retired), Chief Jeff Leduff B.R.P.D.(Retired)

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, except to prevent the death of the mother.


Economy

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?

Lower the taxes and regulations on businesses. Provide a sound education, to include vocational and other career opportunities.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way of business and quit over regulating and taxing out businesses.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

More reliance on free enterprise and less reliance on the government to provide these services.


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.

Disagree


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.

Strongly 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?

The history of all great nations started with good intentions but power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Our founders had the foresight to know this and created the greatest document in the world other than the Bible! The 3 branches of government lay the basis for checks and balances to protect any one branch from becoming to powerful.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Catholic. I believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I believe we are placed on this earth to make it a better place than when we got here. Living is giving. When you live for a greater purpose other than yourself, that is true fulfillment.


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?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I am a Military Veteran who served under my commander in chief Ronald Reagan. I have served our community as a Baton Rouge City Police Officer. I worked diligently in narcotics, homicide/robbery, SWAT, and Uniform Patrol protecting the rights of citizens. I now serve people protecting their rights afforded them in the constitution.

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

I began my public service career in 1985 when I served in the U.S. Army. I had the opportunity to serve overseas and here in the U.S. I realized then that we lived in the greatest country in the world. I continued my public service with the Baton Rouge City Police Department, where I retired from at the rank of Sergeant in 2007. I was able to work with all the diverse citizens that Baton Rouge offers. I saw first hand the good and the bad during times of crisis. Working on the SWAT team after Katrina, I saw the best and worst of humanity. I saw what great things can be accomplished in our community when we work together. I am now a small business owner and see the challenges that our community still faces. I believe my lifetime of service and being a small business owner gives me an unique perspective to be an effective legislator for District 68.

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

tommy@deweybraudlaw.com 225-933-3210

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

I have entered this campaign to continue my lifetime of public service. I want to be in a position to further help and positively influence more people. I go door to door every evening to hear what the people say and to get my message out. I believe that is the best way to find out what the people want. I believe in hard work and it will pay off. I demonstrated this in the Military and through the Baton Rouge Police Department. I supported my family while working full time with the police and going to law school part time. This is the type of dedication and work ethic I will display as your Representative.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Disagree

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

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.

Strongly Agree

Background

Education

  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Juris Doctorate, 2007
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, General Studies/Criminal Justice, 1992
  • Jesuit High School, New Orleans, High School, 1984

Work & Military

  • U.S. Army, Corporal -E-4, 3

Affiliations

  • St. Jude Catholic Church, Member

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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