Candidate Profile
Herman L. Vidrine

Republican , Louisiana


Herman L. Vidrine
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

None & I don't want any


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

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

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.


I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God,Constitution,Voters,Congress,Media,Supreme Court,Industry,Academia,Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances

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

History shows mankind has dominated and enslaved others. People's love of money and power needs to be controlled so they do not dominate others.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God, who has 3 separate entities, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He teaches us to love Him above all and to love our fellow man as ourselves.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

(not applicable)

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. , Home Phone: 337-984-1870

Additional comment from candidate:

I have had a good Christian upbringing and grew up poor on a small farm, where I worked with horses and mules. I grew up working hard and worked my way through college and didn't build up huge college debt that so many students are doing today to the point that they may not be able to pay it off. I've worked hard all my life. Hard work builds character. I was inspired to enter politics from reading about Abraham Lincoln, my favorite president, who set a great example for us. I have many years experience in serving the public as a state civil servant and was considered one of the most conscientious and efficient workers. I am skilled at public speaking and have the drive and determination to accomplish great things as a congressman. I love my country and my fellow man. I am a Roman Catholic.


  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette, BA, 1962
Work & Military
  • LA Army Nat'l Guard, SP5, 8
  • Elks Club, Past Member
  • Knights of Columbus 3rd 4th D, Advocate. Lecturer, Trustee
  • American Legion, Member
  • None
  • State Senator, Sought 2003

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