Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I am personally , morally and spiritually opposed to abortion except to save the life of the mother. I believe that there is a privacy right under the constitution that prohibits government interference in a woman’s right to choose during a brief period early in pregnancy.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Better education in areas needed in the economy.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Establish mimimum living wage
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.
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
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.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
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.
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.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
God’s desire that we all live in a spirit of respect and love for each other.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Christian. “ Love thy neighbor as thyself “ is the most important tenet of my spiritual philosophy.
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.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have been an attorney for 38 years representing people in all walks of life. I have learned much about people through my career. I have lived a life of service to others as a deacon, Sunday School teacher , Little League coach and Cub Scout leader. Over the past ten years I have advocated extensively for the rights of injured workers in the Louisiana Legislature. I have raised three children who are very happy and successful and have five grandsons and I care for my elderly mother. I have learned much from these life experiences. I have learned to be a good negotiator and to find common ground to move things forward.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am running for one term only as I have no intention of becoming a career politician. I believe that brief, independent service in government is what our Founding Fathers intended.
I support the death penalty.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.