Candidate Profile
Ivy Graham

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Moderate

Questionnaire

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

no answer


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?

reduce taxes and regulations to allow businesses to grow and expand; thus, hiring more people

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

taxes, economic development, and regulations are things under government control that effect the economy


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.

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.

Neutral

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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?

no answer


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.

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.

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.

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.

Disagree

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

our federal system of government was designed with checks and balances to ensure one branch of government or one leader could not exert tyranny upon the other branches or the people

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a cradle catholic, parishioner of Immaculate Conception in Denham Springs, Louisiana


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.

www.voteivygraham.com

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

Undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University Law Center I have served as president for multiple organizations, rebuilt the local rotary club, and have owned my own business for the last 10 years. As an attorney, I represent people and advocate for their needs; not my own. I do believe that my legal knowledge, servant's heart, and ability to place other's needs above my own qualifies me for the position of State Representative.

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

ivy@ivygrahamlaw.com 225-663-8959

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

my priorities in life are God, family, Livingston Parish, Louisiana.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Agree

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

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.

Disagree

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

Disagree

Background

Education

  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, juris doctorate, 2008
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, bachelor of arts, 2005

Work & Military

  • Law Office of Ivy L. Graham, Attorney/Owner, 10

Affiliations

  • Rotary Club of Livingston Parish, past president/current member
  • Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, former board member/current member
  • TARC, current board member
  • ARC of Louisiana, former board member
  • Rotary District 6200, past assistant dist. governor/past dist. secretary
  • LSBA House of Delegates, current delegate
  • Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys, current board member
  • 21st JDC Bar Association, past president/past committee chair

Offices

  • Livingston Parish Library Board, Held 3
 

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