Candidate Profile
Billy Burkette

Independent , Louisiana


Billy Burkette
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

NAACP, American Leigon, NRA

Other Information

Candidate arrested after qualifying to get on ballot - Source: KPEL News July 23, 2018


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

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

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.

Strongly Agree

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


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


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

No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

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


Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.


I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

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


I voted in these elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When there is no chance the fetus is alive & health risk survival of the mother

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

Provide the best protection within our boarders & educate the rest of the world

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

Free Will

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior.

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.

Common Sense

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

Go to a flat fee for services, no matter where the service is provided, the charge should be the same for a broken arm no matter where or who puts it in a cast. I also feel that the cost should be proportionate with the service that is being provided across the board so there is less price gouging from special services.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Provide a solid & fundamental environment that is attractive to entrepreneurs to bring new businesses here as well as work with existing businesses to keep them profiting and have a solid foundation for growth. Look for new technologies.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Too Many to list but the main one is a Flat Tax

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

A working economy

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Stop Stealing from it, To fix other problems.

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

A lifetime of hard work ethics & experience, Common Sense, Chairman of the Tribe, Law Enforcement Officer, Husband, Father, and Friend to All. Most of all I would say it is my ability to communicate with people coupled with the fact that I care about all people and their well being that's what pushes me to communicate with them to see what challenges they are having so I know how to address the challenges at hand.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 318-503-4833

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

The reason I changed from Republican to an Independent is because


  • LSU, Baton Rouge, N-A, 1990
  • SLU, Hammond, N/A, 1989
  • Baton Rouge VoTec, Baton Rouge, EMT, 1987
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Homless Shelter, Voulenteer
  • Constable, Held 2008
  • Chairman of the Tribe
  • Congress 5th District, Sought 2016

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