Candidate Profile
Phillipp Bedwell

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority, St. Tammany Parish Republicans

Others

2
GNOR PAC, SouthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

2
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations (2018)

Summary

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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?

Abortion should only be allowed if the life of the mother is in danger.


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?

We need an environment where businesses can prosper and afford to hire new employees. Louisiana has a terrible legal environment that hinders private sector growth. We need to lower our jury trial threshold from $50,000 to $5,000 so everyone can have a fair trial if they are sued. We also need to lower taxes and decrease regulations.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The only role the government should play in boosting the economy is incentivizing businesses to come to in our state. This can be done through economic development programs such as ITEP.


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.

Strongly 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?

The first thing we must do is get rid of Obamacare. As a State Representative, I will not directly be able to repeal this law but I will work with our Congressional delegation to find a solution to replace Obamacare. We also need to allow individuals and businesses to purchase health insurance across state lines. There is not enough competition to create healthy competition among health insurance companies that would lead to lower rates.


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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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

The Founding Fathers and others that helped form our government had numerous examples of governments gone bad. Their words say it best: Thomas Paine in Common Sense –“…government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one…”

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe there is one God manifested in three forms: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is one way to salvation and that is through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ.


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.

https://www.phillippbedwell.com/about

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

B.S., Law Enforcement, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1978. 7 years as a Lieutenant and Captain in the US Air Force Security Police. 26 year career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Correctional Officer and Human Resources professional. 25+ years managerial and supervisory experience. I was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Washington Parish Council from November 2017 to December 2018.

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

phillipp@phillippbedwell.com and 985-750-3995

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

The people of District 75 have the opportunity to establish a new and better way for our area - one that returns the power to the individual and reestablishes the independence that this country was founded on. If we do things right, we will get the government out of our lives except when absolutely necessary.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

Background

Education

  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, BS, 1978

Work & Military

  • US Air Force Security Police, Captain, 7
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons, Human Resources Specialist/Manager, 23

Affiliations

  • American Legion, Member

Offices

  • Washington Republican Parish Executive Committee, Held 2016 - current
  • Louisiana Republican State Central Committee, Held 2016 - current
 

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