Candidate Profile
Foster L. Campbell Jr.

Democrat , Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
ActBlue (2016), Elizabeth Warren (2018), James E. "Jamie" Mayo (2018), Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2016), State Democratic Party Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
ActBlue (2016), Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (2016), Communication Workers of America (2016), International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (2007), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2016), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (2016) and 4 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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?

Under no circumstances should abortion be allowed.


Economy

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

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?

Stricter immigration policies and the focus on constructing a wall to defend our southern border will not only create jobs, but will restrict the jobs already available from being taken by illegal aliens.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should remain small and allow state and local legislatures to determine their own policies with regards to the economy. We must allow the free market is run its course with limited interference from the federal government.


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.

Disagree   

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.

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 ensure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree   

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

Rather than expanding Medicare, we must figure out a way to lower the cost of private insurance including prescription drug prices and rebates.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

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   


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.

Strongly Agree   

I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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?

The belief that man always seeks power; therefore there needs to be a system of checks and balances in order to ensure that democracy continues to function at its highest degree.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a man of deep spiritual belief. Religion and spiritual practice has always been a pillar in both my professional and political lives. I'm a strong proponent of Christian values and feel that all should live a life in accordance with the tenants of Christianity.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

During my time in politics, I've always been a strong opponent of liberal values, including limiting abortion rights, supporting more funding for immigration protection programs, and the protection of our first and second amendment rights.

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

I was a Member of the Louisiana Senate from the 36th district from December 1976-December 2002, and have been a Member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission for the 5th district since January 2003.

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

foster@fostercampbell.com; 318-746-2078

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

(Did not answer)


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.

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
  • Northwestern State University, Natchitoches
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • LA Cattleman's Association
  • Quail Unlimited
Offices
  • Member of the Louisiana Senate, 36th District, Held 1976-2002
  • Member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Held 2003-present
  • United States Senate, Democrat, Sought 2017
 

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