Candidate Profile
Jameel Shaheer

Democrat, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Liberal

Questionnaire

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

in any situation that the carrier of that baby decides, in conjunction with the father, if applicable


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.

Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Neutral

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

the availability of more jobs, jobs where people can sustain real life

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

it should foster boosting the economy, be a catalyst, but is not the solution


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.

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.

Neutral

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Neutral


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Agree

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

i dont understand the question aas written


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 Disagree

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Disagree

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.

Disagree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Disagree

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 Agree

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.

Neutral

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

free will and thought which is the greatest gift is also the greatest curse, man's free will is why we have the separate and limited powers

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

i believe in a supreme being, i believe that you should live the best life you can and be of service to others


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?

Moderate

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

www.jameelshaheer.com

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

i have a BA in accounting, a former educator, a former auditor, a small business owner, a landlord, a former firefighter

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

info@jameelshaheer.com 504-684-9965

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

no


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Disagree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Disagree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Agree


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.

Neutral

Background

Education

  • dillard university, new orleans, BA, 1995
  • delgado comm college, new orleans, AA, 2012

Work & Military

  • us air force, e3, 2

Affiliations

  • phi beta sigma, dir of BBB
  • dillard alumni assoc - nola, dir of membership

Offices

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