Candidate Profile
Jonathan Goudeau

Republican , Louisiana


Jonathan Goudeau
State Rep., Dist 31

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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?

The killing of the unborn is always wrong.


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?

Unshackle business and allow wealth creators to build, innovate, and employ the masses. This also means not taxing employers to death.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Stand back and allow business to create wealth and the market to set the best price for the consumer.

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.

No Answer

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?

Untie the hands of Doctors and medical staff to allow them to make the best decisions for their patients by cutting outdated regulations. Bring tort reform to Louisiana to help bring the cost of healthcare down and help rid Doctors of frivolous lawsuits.

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.


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?

The idea of checks and balances to ensure no one branch of government became too powerful and therefore not beholden to the people or another branch.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus Christ came to earth, died for our sins, and rose again in accordance with the scriptures. All who believe in him will be saved.


I voted in these elections:

2012 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 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 website makes it very clear where I stand with the issues.

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

My 19 years in law enforcement and lifelong career of working/owning a small business in Lafayette, as well as being a father and grandfather I believe give me the wisdom and experience needed best serve my community. I have never ran for public office before, however it doesn't take a politician to correct the mess in Baton Rouge and move our state forward. I believe being an outsider makes me the perfect candidate to reform and shake up the status quo of business as usual at the state capitol.

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

Im Jonathan Goudeau, a small business owner and 19 year former law enforcement officer who is now a candidate for State Representative. Look my plan for Louisiana is simple, promote our state as a business friendly hub by lowering and simplifying taxes, erasing job killing regulations, and getting our oil and gas industry back to work. Preserve our Louisiana values by supporting pro life, pro family and pro second amendment legislation. And finally protect our citizens by funding vital infrastructure and drainage projects and make sure our law enforcement, fire fighters, and first responders are equipped with the best technology and personnel to save lives and keep us safe. I'm not a politician but it doesn't take a genius to shake up Baton Rouge and get our state on the right track. Im Jonathan Goudeau and I would be honored to have your support October 12th.

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.


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.



  • Lafayette High School, Lafayette, 1982
  • Police Academy, Lafayette
Work & Military
  • Lafayette Sheriff Office, Staff Sargent, 19
  • Member of the Bayou Church
  • Member of NRA
  • Member of CCA
  • Member of Ducks Unlimited
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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