Candidate Profile
Lance Harris

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

Name
Lance Harris
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  100%, 91% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2019:  82%, 67% (cum.)

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez, Louisiana House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, 100% Louisiana Right to Life Score 2019, 100% LABI Score 2019, 100% Louisiana Family Forum Score 2019, A+ Rating by the NRA

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
13
Brett Geymann (2016), GOPAC (2019), Jay Morris (2014), John Neely Kennedy (2018), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), Mike "Pete" Huval (2019) and 7 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Garret Graves (2019), GOPAC (2017)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only when the life of the mother is at risk.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We must stop out-of-control spending on needless programs and seek to end the waste, fraud and abuse found throughout the federal government. We also need to broaden our tax base, which will allow us to lower rates and still protect programs like Social Security.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

All of it. The government should not spend more money than it takes in.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

None.


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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

That the United States does not have an national religion.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Allow insurance companies to sell across state lines, which would create a more competitive market and better pricing for consumers. Expanding Health Savings Accounts and thereby making more earnings tax free will achieve the goal of giving consumers more control over their health care spending. While I support giving states greater flexibility to control costs and address the specific healthcare needs of their citizens, I worry that states will continue to leverage this per-capita system to grow spending. A system that bases grant money on enrollment will likely incentivize states to increase enrollment when the real goal should be growing job opportunities to decrease enrollment on government-funded healthcare.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Maintain strong national defense, empower federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations, and work with our regional allies, especially non-radical Muslim countries, to identify and neutralize extremists with intent on causing harm to America, its citizens, or its allies.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

I support immigration for anyone willing to follow the legal process, pass a background check, assimilate to our culture and become a taxpayer.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My parents were Southern Baptist medical missionaries who were arrested in communist China simply for their Christian beliefs. I was taught at an early age the importance of faith and the importance of standing firm in that faith even in adverse situations. To say my faith is important to me would be an understatement. I lost my mother and father in a car crash during my college years. It was a very dark time in my life, but I was able to make it through that time and make something of my life because of my strong Christian faith instilled in me by my parents at a young age and the lessons they taught me. My faith is still at the center of my life and guides the decisions I make every day.


Qualifications

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 9-year voting record in the Louisiana House of Representatives or my 93% lifetime score from Louisiana Family Forum.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

None for law abiding citizens.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1- Federal spending reduction 2- Education reform 3- Limiting federal instrustion in states rights

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

I believe discrimination of any kind, from any group, is a threat to a productive society. I also believe in the freedom of speech and expression.


Background

Education
  • Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, N/A
  • Louisiana College, Pineville, N/A
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Louisiana House Republican Delegation, Chairman
  • Alexandria Junior Chamber of Commerce, President and Chairman of the Board
  • North Louisiana Volunteers Of America, Board Member
  • Republican State Central Committee, Member
  • England Economic, Industrial Development District, Chairman, Member
Offices
  • Louisiana State Representative, District 25, Held 9
 

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