Candidate Profile
Jacob "Jake" Shaheen

Republican , Louisiana


Jacob "Jake" Shaheen
Senate District 27

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

My mom, My dad, My sister, My brubber, My wife, My kids

Other Information


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.


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


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Women should be making those decisions. That has to be the most difficult decision a woman may make, but it’s their responsibility to bring people into this world. Only women should have the right to create/enforce laws and regulations around pregnancy. As a man I’ll say we are very grateful you ladies allow us to be part of the process. It’s a beautiful thing. Personally the argument that the unborn are voiceless and powerless is so compelling and shakes me to my core. But my mother, who brought me into this world, my big sister, my role model and who has raised me and looked out for me my entire life and who has overcome so much to have her opportunity to have a child, and my wife, the mother of my children, are all pro choice. These are strong, intelligent, leaders in my life who I could not face if I came out “pro-life”. I can imagine a world where women aren’t raped, where child rearing isn’t an economic death sentence, where our foster programs are robust and children cared


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


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

By allowing the proletariat rise up and seize the means of production from the bourgeoisie…. Or lowering taxes on billionaires, can’t really tell which.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Break up the big banks, break up the large oligopolies, actually enforce the regulations that protect workers/consumers, and quit accepting bribes from corporations. Corporate campaign donation + independent expenditures = bribe.

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.


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.


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



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


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

So I just gotta tell y’all, limiting me to 1000 words means you just want a sound bite…. Tax the rich.

National Security

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



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.


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.



Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree   

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.


The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.

Strongly Disagree   

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


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.

Strongly Agree   

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Separation of powers provides checks and balances on power

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I’m catholic.


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?


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


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

Christian Leadership Institue. CLI. We learned to be leaders by modeling Christ.

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


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

A majority of Americans want Marijuana to be legalized. The reason it is not is because our politicians don’t represent us, they represent their donors. Private Prison Industries, invested in keeping our citizens incarcerated to improve their bottom lines. Pharmaceutical companies, which are invested in seeing our citizens addicted to their poison and are worried the free market would devalue their assets and improve our lives. We don’t have free market capitalism in this country, we have Crony Capitalism. Corporations write laws in their favor, then bribe our politicians with giant campaign donations, independent expenditures, and lucrative jobs for politicians who prove loyal. These corporations aren’t giving away money out of the goodness of their hearts. A corporation has a fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders to maximize profits. These campaign donations are an investment, and time and time again these investments have proven very safe and profitable. A donation of m

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 Disagree   

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


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree   

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.



  • A.M. Barbe HS, Lake Charles, HSD, 2008
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Bach GBST, 2014
  • iteach LA, Hackberry, Teacher Certification, 2020
Work & Military
  • Christian Leadership Instiitute, Workshop Leader, 2002-2008
  • The Streets, Student
  • Father, Held 12
  • Dog catcher, Sought 2036

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