Candidate Profile
J. Christopher Johnson

Democrat , Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Liberal
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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.

Strongly 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.

Neutral   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Circumstances should not be considered when regulating abortion because the government should not have a say in it. Women are individuals and reserve the right to do what they choose to do with their bodies without governmental interjection.


Economy

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

Strongly Agree   

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?

I will support the Social Security 2100 Act sponsored by Congressman Larson of Connecticut.

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

The government needs to legislate a wealth tax and stop riding the backs of those who need assistance most. Recovering the economy seems to always be dependant on the lower and middle classes.

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

Funding is provided for public education for K-12. It is unfortunate, people are suffering from student loan debt and can't get a house because of it. I support the cancellation of all undergraduate student loan debt. In order for people to be better contributors to the economy, one must have access to funds. The job market is demanding advanced education and the government should assist in providing accessibility to a higher education.


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?

I do not support religious beliefs infringing on what is right, just, equal, and equitable. Discrimination is not acceptable under any circumstances.


Healthcare

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

Strongly 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?

I support Obamacare expansion and medicare for all. I do not wish to eliminate privatized insurance; however, I do want to provide a government option to healthcare.


National Security

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

Neutral   

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

There isn't great threat of Islamic terrorism as there is domestic terrorism. The travel security measures after 9/11 aided in prohibiting an attack being done by those who've entered the country after that date.


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 Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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 Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

America is a welcoming country and I support immigration for those who do not post a threat to everyday life. Our country guarantees asylum and we should honor that.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


Values

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

Neutral   

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

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I identify as Christian. My faith is knowing that there can always be better.


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 Liberal   

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

-Medicare for All -Reallocation of Police Funding -Monetary reparations for black people

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 am not bought and I am not for sale. I am here for Louisiana's 2nd!


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?

I support background checks for gun ownership as well as mandatory training and certification. Too many lives have been lost due to guns being in the hands of the wrong people.


Other Important Issues

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

Neutral   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

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

-COVID relief extended three months after the pandemic -Sanctuary developments for the unhoused community -Housing, employment, and public accommodations protections for trans people

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

Racism is the cancer that seems to keep growing in the United States and white supremacy is what's spreading it. There is domestic terror in the United States simply because other's wh


Background

Education
  • Dillard University, New Orleans, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2019
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Mobilizing Millennials, Founder & CEO
  • New Orleans Youth Alliance, Fellow
  • CK Life, Board Member
  • On Track to Career Success, Advisor
  • The Skin You're In Campaign, Advisory Board Member
  • nolaHYPE, Advisory Board Member
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