Candidate Profile
Tim Temple

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Endorsements

Others

2
Louisiana Loggers Association and PAC, Louisiana Motor Transport Association

Reported by Candidate

2
La Motor Transport Association, La Loggers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Do Right Bayou (2018), Garret Graves (2018), John Neely Kennedy (2016), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Mary Landrieu (2014), Ron Wyden (2015)

Summary

50%

LIBERAL

50%

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?

I can't think of any instance where adoration would be appropriate.


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.

Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce government burden on individuals and businesses which will spur economic growth and create new jobs.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reduce taxation and regulations with the objective to allow free market to work and bring allow businesses to grow and expand.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

I would advocate to eliminate the artificial lines drawn by state and create regional markets. A strong, business friendly marketplace is important. I believe health coverage is most affordable when provided by employers. If people are self employed, they may look at options like Association Health Plans, faith based programs and state based reinsurance programs. As Commissioner I believe that promoting businesses working together with the insurance industry as well as the healthcare industry on policies is the best way to meet the needs of our citizens.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Disagree

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

Original sin endemic to mankind from creation caused our founders to limit powers to individuals and separate branches of government. I believe this was one of the most important decisions our founders made.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the God in the bible and the salvation plan outlined in the old and new testaments.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

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.

I have been in the insurance industry for over 20 years and believe in the free market philosophy. Further, my public donation records show that I have supported many consertative leaders in both state and federal office over the past 20+ years.

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

My experience started within the insurance industry and is both broad and comprehensive. Born into an insurance family in DeRidder, La., I spent my formative years working in the family businesses, including Gulf Universal Holdings, which consisted of Amerisafe Insurance Company (workers’ comp) and Morris, Temple & Co., a Louisiana-based managing general agency which also provided loss prevention and third party administrative services. Over my 20+ years in the industry I have worked as an insurance agent,reinsurance intermediary, and executive management of a large commercial trucking MGA, CEO of a claims company and Exec. VP of one of the largest catastrophe claims companies in the US. I've been CEO of a company with over 250 employees and have managed multi-state offices responsible for underwriting, claims, marketing and product development. I believe this experience has prepared me to head a state department with approximately 230 employees and a budget of $30 million

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

tim@templeforlouisiana.com

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

I believe that we can change our insurance marketplace by focusing on competition and the issues that need to be addressed to get new companies to start writing business in Louisiana. Legislative and regulatory requirements forcing companies to lower rates are not consistent with the principal of free market and are temporary at best.


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.

Disagree

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

Agree

Background

Education

  • SMU, Dallas, BS, 1993

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • C100, Co-Chairman
  • LA Governors Mansion Foundation, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • CCA, Member
  • AOPA, Member
  • Veterans Airlift Command, Volunteer Pilot

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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