Candidate Profile
Laurie Schlegel

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

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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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Never


Economy

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   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Ensure good quality education (Parents have a choice, early education and diverse educational opportunities that include vocational schools) and Promote Economic Development (policies for high quality/paying jobs)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Getting out of the way... allowing the free market to operate and not having as many regulations.


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   

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   

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

Strongly Agree   


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

I think the most important step is to educate people on how to live healthier lives by promoting exercise and healthier diet. We should reward people for their effort to take care of their health and steps to prevent underlining disease states. I also think we should create policies to promote employers to provide quality healthcare options for their employees.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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.

Strongly Agree   

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   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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 Disagree   

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

Evil and the Fallen Nature of Man

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Christian. My faith in Jesus Christ is the guiding force in my life. It is one reason I went back to school to purse my Masters in counseling at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I believe we are called to use our God-given gifts and talents to serve Him and others. I have a heart for all people. This is why I am a counselor, and this is why I want to publicly serve others as a State Representative.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

2012 Primary, 2012 General Election, 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?

Conservative   

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

See my website

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

I was summa cum laude when I graduated Dominican High School. I graduated LSU magna cum laude,. And I graduated from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a 4.0 G.P.A with a Master of Arts- Marriage and Family Counseling. I have a unique skill set as a counselor. It is my job to listen to people, work through serious issues, and find ways to help them out of crisis. As a State Representative, I will always listen to people in my district and bring conservative solutions to the table. In addition, I have a business background with over 10 years as a Sales Executive with Marriott hotels and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

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

Schlegelstaterep@gmail.com; 504-500-8893

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

I have a passion to help others. I believe I have already lived out my life this way. And I look forward to publicly serving others as a State Representative.


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 Agree   

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

Disagree   


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Neutral   


Background

Education
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Master of Arts- Marriage and Family Counseling, 2016
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, B.S.- Psychology, 1999
  • Dominican High School, New Orleans, High School, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Fellowship Bible Church, Member
  • Republican Party, Member
  • New Orleans Mission, Volunteer
  • CASA Advocate, Volunteer
  • Women’s Bible Study, Leader
  • River Region Republican Women, Member and former Chaplain
  • Republican Women’s Club of Jefferson Parish, Associate Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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