Candidate Profile
Kathy Edmonston

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Republican National Committee (2016), State Republican Party Organizations (2017), Ted Cruz (2016)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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?

none is my personal belief. I believe God is the creator of life.


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.

Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Regulations are dominant in small businesses. This does not foster a positive work environment. If the free market can be encouraged, our employment figures will undoubtedly go up!!!!! This is precisely the reason Pres. Trump is able to bring unemployment to record lows. Cutting back regulations will be one giant step forward. We have far too many regulations because of government involvement.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Smaller government always helps to boost the economy. Our government is involved in too much of the lives of the American people. I believe tax cuts and credits help to boost the economy, as is demonstrated since Pres. Trump took office.


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.

Disagree

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

It wont be by the government running our healthcare. Pharmaceutical companies must be regulated to bring medicine prices down! Private companies need less regulations, and the ability to do business across state lines. This will increase competition, and therefore lower prices for premiums and deductibles.


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.

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?

I believe this process our Founding Fathers embarked on was Spirit led and without the provision and sovereign power of God our country would not exist.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God the father, Jesus the son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe that man is created in God's image, but man is fallen because of the enemy of this world. I believe that Jesus took our penalty of sin on the cross. In order to spend eternity with the Lord, we must ask and receive Jesus as our Savior and Lord. I am a born again believer, filled with the Holy Spirit. I belong to and pay my tithe to a spirit filled non-denominational church, the Church in St. Amant.


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.

My campaign material, both BESE and House dist.88 materials. These can be found on social media, and in my campaign material.

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

I have served the children and families in Ascension parish schools for over 20 years. I have collaborated with outside agencies, school personnel, and parents to ensure that students were given every opportunity for success. I ran and won a 5 parish district for my election to BESE (district 6). The experience that I gleaned from my service has brought immeasurable knowledge that I will use as representative.

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

kathyoedmonston@gmail.com 225-328-5832 c

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

I have served people for 23+ years. I feel that God has opened the door for my service to the people to continue in the House of Representatives. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this survey.


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.

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

  • LSU, baton rouge,LA, BA, 1971
  • LaVerne College, san diego, CA, Adult ED. credential, 1976

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • RPEC Ascension, Committee member
  • RSC Committee, member
  • Ascension Mental Health board, member
  • FHFGBR, board member, vice chair
  • Ascension planning and zoning, board member
  • Down syndrome awareness grp., founder and board member
  • Special Ed. Advisory Panel, board member

Offices

  • BESE board member 6, Held 3 1/2
 

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