Candidate Profile
Sherman Mack

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Sherman Mack
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 95
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  100%, 95% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  57%, 64% (cum.)

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Others

3
EastPAC/Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Garret Graves (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Clay Schexnayder (2017)

Summary

0%

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?

Never


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?

Education, developing a stronger system for skilled labor and instituting values and strong work ethic in homes.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

By promoting benefits and advantages to industry while also creating a more expanded intellectual and skilled labor work force.


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?

By promoting and allowing competition within the health care and pharmaceutical industries. This would provide for lower costs and more choice for those in need of coverage.


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.

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?

Every man or woman's right to religious freedom without government intrusion and the opportunity to rise on his or her own merit.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian Southern Baptist


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 voting record in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2011 to present.

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

My voting record as a State Representative, my work ethic developed as a welder in my young adulthood, my education, my experience as a business owner in the petro chemical industry, my role and dedication as a christian and my role as a husband a father to my wife and children.

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

Macks@legis.la.gov (225)567-3677

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

My love and passion for the great state of Louisiana.


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

  • Holden High School, Holden Louisiana, high School Dipolma, 1990
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond Louisiana, Bachelor Of Arts History and Government, 1995
  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Law Degree/Juris Doctorate, 1999

Work & Military

  • Mack-3 Construction, Owner, 1995-1999
  • 21st Judicial District Court, Law Clerk, 1999-2000
  • Mack Law Firm, Owner, 2000-present

Affiliations

  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, member
  • National Rifle Association, member/contributor
  • Republican Party, member

Offices

  • State Representative, Held 2011-present

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