Candidate Profile
Sandra "Candy" Christophe

Democrat , Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Liberal
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Endorsements

Liberals

1
Democratic Party Executive Committee of Ouachita Parish

Reported by Candidate

6
La State Democratic Party, Democrats of America, National Associations of Social Workers, United Rural Democrats, La. State Rep. Pat Moore, La. State Rep. Edward Larvadain

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Joe Biden (2019), State Democratic Party Organizations (2019)

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.

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life/ Death situation for either parent or fetus. Rape and incest.


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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I would initiate and/ or support a bill that would protect the spending of tax dollars generated from social security taxes. Social Security is an earned benefit and I would restrict its usage to only its intended purpose. I would propose that money utilized by other departments be repaid over a period o time to the social security administration and used for its intended purpose to ensure future generations are guaranteed social security benefits.

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

I would support the reduction of spending tax dollars on luxury items and trips, including vacations, that are not essential or considered in the direct interest of the American people.

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

Hardship cases should be looked at individually by a neutral panel. Excessive borrowing should not be relieved at tax payers expense


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.

Agree   

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

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?

The government can not control the church: * theology * self expression * religious activities * expressions of faith except when harm to others or oppression results.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Healthcare coverage would be affordable including the working poor. They would be able to keep their private doctors. Medication for our seniors would be free.


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?

* Utilize all available intelligence to keep Americans safety. * Keep active terrorist watch list at our ports & borders to prevent entry. * Work with our allies to enhance our safety efforts.


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?

*Dreamers *Flight from abuse & terror * Family members connecting/reunification * Work & educational purposes. Pathway to citizenship should be available.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus is the son of God, was crucified, died and rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will return to judge the living and the dead.


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

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

Please, see web site: WWW.CandyChristophe4Congress.Com

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 a small business owner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Addiction Counselor, and grandmother who is deeply rooted in my faith. I believe that we can not assume that our democracy is guaranteed; rather it requires continued protection with our vote. I am concerned about our district stagnation. Simply put we can do better. I possess the needed insight, academic training and on the ground experience to unify our district, work across party lines and bring resolve to many issues in our district. I understand the world of small business, government, our educational systems, correctional systems and our non profit world. My clinical skills of complex problem solving and working with and through difficult circumstances are just what we need to bring needed resources district 5. I consider it an high honor and a privilege to serve others and I welcome the challenge.


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?

No access to guns if potential owner has: * Mental health diagnosis * Domestic Violence Report * Previous report of endangerment behavior * Felony conviction resulting in rape, murder, kidnapping, terror, etc. * No automatic or military weapons or gadgets to make guns automatic


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Neutral   

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?

I would initiate and/or support a bill that would: 1. Develop and implement a National COVID-19 response plan to save lives and steer our country back toward normalcy. 2. Develop and implement a national plan to ensure Health coverage for all inclusive of those with pre-existing conditions including COVID-19. 3. Develop and implement manufacturing plants within Dist. 5 for construction of modular homes that are hurricane proof, energy efficient, single family, attractive dwellings that would help to rid our area of our housing shortage, provide jobs/ careers and help to stimulate our local economy.

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

Absolutely. The riots at the capitol are an example of the harm to our democracy, unity of our nation, and our economy. We all are God's children and he loves us all equally regardless of the color of our skin or location of birth.


Background

Education
  • Louisiana College, Pineville, La, BA, 1990
  • Louisiana College, Pineville, La, BS, 1990
  • Grambling State University, Grambling, La, MSW, 1993
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Reentry Solutions for Louisiana, Founder and Vol. Exec. Director
  • Central La. Head Start, Past Board President
  • Re Entry Alliance for Louisiana, Secretary
  • Pentecostals of Alexandria, Messiah performing Arts
  • Bob Ross- CRI, Artist Instructor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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