Candidate Profile
Claston Bernard

Republican , Louisiana


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Louisiana Republican Party (GOP)

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WinRed (2020)







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.

Strongly Agree   

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.


iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate strongly agrees.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life is the greatest gift given to humanity. The next is salvation.Life is precious and should be protected at inception. I believe we do not get to play God as to who should live or who should die. Slavery was a horrible institution, a human depravity, some women were raped and yet still they brought forth the life of those children. Had they not done that, we would have lost many great persons and whole bloodlines would have been wiped out. Many people would not be here today.


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

Strongly 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?

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "Continue to have more children. Privatize social security."

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "Most agencies need their budgets reduced and we need to remove redundant agencies in the federal government."

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "None."

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.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, " Government doesn't get to interfere with our religion whether at work or in the public arena."


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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From Candidate, "Public-Private partnerships with $2,000 deductible funding for certain individuals so they can but lower premium insurance. The deductible is transferable, grows with yearly interest, and other family members have access to it. Hospitals need to list the price for all procedures."

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

By highlighting the Christian principles that made this country a beacon of hope. We should always show strength, and do not compromise with those who seek to harm us.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree   

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


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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "Incentivize foreign college students who want to stay. Encourage skill-based immigration. Offer migrant workers a pathway to residency after 20 years."


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Christ (Christian) Who believes that Christ is he Son of God, who died to save us from eternal damnation. His victory over death is faith I stand on knowing he is the object of my faith.


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 Conservative   

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "Family is the most important institution created by God. Government exists to serve we the family. It doesn't get to define our life, liberty and property."

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "No."

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, " I am a 2-time Olympian, LSU NCAA champion, and Commonwealth Games Gold medalist. I have written three books: one each on conservatism, God, and my athletic career."

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "None. We have the right to peacefully protect our property and a right to use lethal force to protect life. And also to protect against government tyranny."

Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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


The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "(1) Education - more school choice, education money follows the child, abolish US Dept. of education. (2) Repeal the Johnson Amendment. (3) Address Roe v. Wade legislatively to protect life."

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate, "Bigotry is real. The greatest threat to American domestic security is socialism using Critical Race Theory to cause racial friction."


  • LSU, Baton Rouge, BS, 2002
Work & Military
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