Candidate Profile
Bob Owen

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Moderate

Endorsements

Others

2
Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC), SouthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

2
Louisiana State Medical Society, Fmr State Senator A.G. Crowe (R), Fmr State Representative Tom Thornhill (R), State Representative Mark Wright, Swamp and Eco-Tourism Consortium of Slidell(SETCS), Fmr Sherriff Pat Canulette

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?

Only under the most extreme circumstances where the mother's life is in immediate danger or in cases of child rape or incest.


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?

Create jobs.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

At a State level, the government needs to remove barriers for entry and success in business which include reducing regulations, limiting corporate taxes, and removing barriers for small business. The State must also maintain public infrastructure including roads, waterways, and bridges. As well, K-12 education must be held to the highest standard if we are to attract high quality businesses and individuals.


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.

No Answer

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


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?

In order to create affordable healthcare coverage, you must first create transparency. Without transparency from the hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, and the pharmaceutical industry, the entire system is rigged against the patient. The problem is that the secrecy behind insurance billing has created a closed system that is so far from a free market model that the patient literally has no choice in much of his or her own care and financial decisions. Until transparency is addressed, healthcare costs will continue to climb.


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.

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.

No Answer

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 Founders were concerned greatly with tyranny. Specifically, tyrannical rulers from within our own government. Therefore, they wisely created our system of checks and balances within the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches. One of the issues we have in Louisiana is an imbalance in our branches, with a large portion of the influence and power resting in the Governor's office. Perhaps one day we may be able to reform our system in Louisiana.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised Catholic and attend both St. Luke's and Our Lady of Lourdes. However, we have never restricted ourselves to one church. My family & I have attended almost every type of Christian service from non-denominational, to Methodist, to Episcopal, to Pentecostal.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

No Answer

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 the Business Candidate--We have too many lawyers in Louisiana Politics Fiscally Conservative Pro-Second Amendment Pro-Life Will remedy the "Water Rights" issue Will hold the Legal Industry Liable for Insurance Rates Will hold the Insurance Industry Liable for Legal Rates I have the experience needed to drive down medial costs I am THE pro business conservative candidate for District 76. I need your vote, your contributions, and you're endorsements. Please feel free to reach out to me. Bob

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

I have always felt that experience was defined by merit and not the number of clubs or organizations that you pay to belong to. I feel that my background in politics, tourism, and in business provide the perfect skillset to take on the tasks required as a State Representative. I love Louisiana and hope to serve our State with pride.

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

robowen4321@gmail.com 985-768-0352

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

No Answer


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

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.

Agree

Background

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Manship School, Baton Rouge, B.A., 1999
  • Northshore High School, Slidell, Diploma, 1994

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Lower Pearl River Conservation District, Community Organizer-One Lake Project
  • River Oaks HOA, President: 2002-2004
  • River Oaks HOA - Santa on The Bayou, 40 years of SOTB-more than 100 homes.
  • Mississippi Obesity Commission, Adjunct member (Owen) 2002-2004
  • St. Luke's Catholic Church, Parish
  • Cindy Owen (Spouse), President, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) LOM
  • East St. Tammany Parish Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fmr Member

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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