Candidate Profile
Chelsea Ardoin

Republican , Louisiana

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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.

Neutral   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Disagree   

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?

Rape, incest, life of the Mother, medical viability


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.

Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

1. Ensure that Social Security promises will be met for everyone currently in the system. 2. Revise retirement/life expectancy table matrix to address the real life facts

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

Any funding that does not include "public protection"

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

Bankruptcy


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.

Neutral   

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?

Our government will not establish a state-approved religion.


Healthcare

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

Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Price transparency laws for all healthcare coverage and services including competitive private plan options; Medicare/Medicaid options available for uninsurable and under-insurable citizens


National Security

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

Agree   

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

Stronger immigration laws and enforcement; Better cooperation and joint efforts by international partners


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.

Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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.

Disagree   

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

Agree   

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

Political persecution College students and professionals accepting job offers from US companies Those who apply for citizenship: > Felony free and pay for all government services > Back of the line after those who have legally applied for citizenship > Register, meet the above restrictions and go to the very back of the line > Non-registered face deportation after a reasonable amount of time to register (6-months)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Agree   

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

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

New Testament Christian - My foundation is found in John 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 13


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?

Moderate   

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

Please visit my website at ChelseaArdoin.com and Facebook at Facebook.com/ChelseaArdoinCampaign

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?

I guarantee that the citizens in our district want several of the same things that Republicans like me want, such as, a safe and secure country, state and neighborhood, a budget plan that will encourage growth and not burden future generations with the bill, a social justice system that will treat every American citizen with fairness and respect, a healthcare system that is accessible and affordable to all, a business climate where entrepreneurs are not strapped with undue regulation, taxes or expenses, a clean and healthy environment that helps grow our economy, term limits on elected officials so new ideas and new leaders emerge. The list can go on and on. ? I am a Christian and a lifelong proud Louisianian with degrees from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the University of New Orleans—Both critical institutions for the Second District. I have worked for small businesses, major corporations and have also worked in healthcare and the energy sectors.


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

Application, registration, and proper full background check


Other Important Issues

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

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Neutral   

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

1. Term limits for Congressional Officials (12 years House - six terms and 12 years Senate - two terms) 2. Fiscally responsible, balanced and transparent budget amendment 3. Eliminate Congressional Benefits not available to all US Citizens (Example: Healthcare)

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

Yes, anything that does not promote unity feeds disunity and threatens our domestic security.


Background

Education
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Master of Business Administration, 2018
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Bachelor of Science Kinesiology, minor Psychology, 2014
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Louisiana Repubilcan Party
  • Forum 35
  • Louisiana Association of Health Plans, Gil Dupre Scholar
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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