Candidate Profile
Franklin Foil

Republican , Louisiana


Panel Rating

Leans Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  70%, 74% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  75%, 53% (cum.)





Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC)

Reported by Candidate

Senator Dan Claitor, Louisiana Medical Political Action Committee

Selected Contributions


Cameron Henry (2017)
Bayou Leadership PAC (2019)







Other Information


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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?

Abortion should be allowed when the life and health of the mother are at risk.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.


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?

Provide sufficient government support for a quality education system and job training opportunities for all of our citizens.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should have a limited role in boosting the economy by keeping taxes low, and by limiting the regulations it places on businesses.

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.


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

Strongly Agree


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


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

Open the insurance market nationally which will give citizens more choices, and let the insurance companies compete for customers.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree


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

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


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



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.


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?

Mankind values freedom which requires a limited government with a separation of powers for checks and balances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior.


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.

I have consistently voted for smaller budgets and money saving matters while serving as Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee for the last four years. Specifically, I have voted for budgets and bills to limit spending to 98% of the recognized revenue in case there is a mid-year short fall. I have also supported bills to allow the Legislative auditor access to tax records of Medicaid recipients to confirm if they are eligible for benefits. I have also voted for education bills to expand choice and charter school opportunities for K-12 education.

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

I have been in the U.S. Navy for 28 years as a JAG Officer which has helped me to develop leadership and teamwork skills. I have also gained great experience by serving as the State Representative for District 70 for the past 12 years.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: (225) 342-6777

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

I have been married to my wife, Tanja, for 28 years, and I am the father of three grown children.

Judicial Philosophy

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

Strongly Disagree

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


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.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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



  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, BA, 1987
  • Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, JD, 1991
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy, Captain, Military Judge, serving in 28th year
  • First Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • ARC of Baton Rouge, Board Member
  • USS Kidd Memorial and Museum, Commissioner
  • LSU Cadets of the Ole War Skule, Vice President
  • Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, member
  • American Legion Post 58, member
  • Louisiana Boys State, Associate Director
  • Dunham School Mckay Academic Center, Avisory Board member
  • State Representative, Held 2008-current

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