Candidate Profile
James R. "Jim" Fannin

Republican , Louisiana


James R. "Jim" Fannin
State Senator, Dist. 35

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  100%, 87% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  47%, 59% (cum.)





Louisiana Home Builders Association LHBA, Louisiana Loggers Association and PAC, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), NorthPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

La Assn of Business & Industry, LA Chemical Assn, LA Oil & Gas Assn, LA Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Assn, Associated Builders & Contractors of LA, LA Forestry Assn

Selected Contributions


Neil Riser (2017), Rodney Alexander (2010), State Republican Party Organizations (2019), William "Bill" Cassidy (2014)
Republican State Leadership Committee (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (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?

To protect the life of the mother, rape, incest.


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?

Create more jobs Create an educated and skilled workforce Reduce high school dropouts.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Educate the workforce.

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


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?

Free market place

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.

Strongly Disagree


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?

The founding fathers found it necessary for equal protection and guarantee the right of individuals to have a voice, without any one branch of the government holding all power. The Electoral College allowed all states, no matter the size, to have a voice in government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God created the heaven and the earth. Virgin Birth. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior, for those who place their faith and trust in Him and his sacrifice on the cross. Believe that Christ rose from the grave on the 3rd day and will return for the church, His bride. Believe in the Trinity and that Jesus Christ is the ONLY WAY, the truth and the life.


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.

Voting Record in the Louisiana Legislature from 2003-2019. State Representative 2003-2015. State Senator 2016-2019. Examples the "Trigger Law" in 2006, Pro-Life vote 2019 Session, Passed bill that marriage is between one man and one woman, voted against egregious tax bills, voted against gambling in all forms and sports betting, CHECK MY VOTING RECORD

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

Higher Education Degree 30 years Licensed Building Contractor 30 years small retail businessman 40 years cattle farming 13 years of elected office on the local level 17 years Louisiana Legislature (Representative & Senator) LEADERSHIP - 8 Years as Chairman of Appropriation Committee-State Legislature

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 318.259.4535

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

Committed to listening to my constituents.

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.

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


  • La Tech University, Ruston, B.S., 1974
Work & Military
  • La National Guard, E5, 6 years
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church, Member and teacher
  • State Representative, Held 12 3/4 yrs.
  • State Senator, Held 4 years
  • Jackson Parish School Bd, Sought 8 years
  • Jackson Parish Police Jury, Sought 2 1/2 years

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