Elected and Appointed Offices Held
- Member, Louisiana Music Commission
- Member, East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Executive Committee
- Delegate, Louisiana State Democratic Conventions
Club & Association Offices Held
- Vice President, Young Democrats
- President, AFSCME Local 1994
- Vice President, Louisiana Songwriters Association
- Assistant Organizer of LA Produces Meetup
- Assistant Organizer of The HURD Meetup
- Assistant Organizer of New Orleans Actors Meetup
- Founder and President of Baton Rouge Film Industry Meetup
- President of Louisiana Filmmakers Meetup
- Vice President Assistant Organizer of Baton Rouge Aspergers Meetup
School Offices Held
- Representative, Student Government Association, Sacred Heart High School, New Orleans
- JD Representative, Student Goverment Association, LSU Baton Rouge
Candidate Running for Office
- 1972 Ran for Delegate to Democratic National Convention, lost
- 1973 Ran for Constitutional Convention 1973, lost
- Ran twice for Delegate to State Democratic Convention, won
- 1975 Ran for East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Executive Committee, won.
Participation as Volunteer and Paid Worker in Various Political Campaigns
- 1965 Victor H. Schiro for Mayor of New Orleans
- 1969 Jimmy Fitzmorris for Mayor of New Orleans
- Every 2nd Year-Hale Boggs & Lindy Boggs for Congress
- 1970 Nat Knight for Public Service Commissioner
- 1971 1st Primary Jimmie H. Davis for Governor
- 1971 All Jimmie Davis Ticket
- 1971 Ethel Manning for Democratic Central Committee, Orleans
- 1971 John Dearing for Democratic Central Committee, Orleans
- 1971 Milton Lorning for Democratic Central Committee, Orleans
- 1969, 1971 Regular Democratic Organization Choctaw Club Tickets, Orleans
- 1971 Charles Bordes for LA House of Representatives, Orleans
- 1972 Allen Ellender for US Senator
- 1969 Woody Koppel for Council
- Tommy Giroir for Judge, Orleans
- 1972 Ran for Delegate for Democratic National Convention, lost.
- 1971-2, 1976, 1979 Edwin W. Edwards
- 1971-2, Jimmy Fitzmorris, Jr. for Lt. Governor
- 1977 Joe DiRosa for Mayor of New Orleans
- Gasper Schiro for Registrar of Conveyance, Orleans
- ? Comiskey for Assessor, Orleans
- 1979-80, Jimmy Fizmorris, Jr. for Governor
- Twice Ran for Delegate to State Democratic Convention, won
- Ran for East Baton Rouge Parish Executive Committee, won
- Al Amiss for Sheriff of East Baton Rouge
- Elmer Litchfield for Sheriff of East Baton Rouge
- Pete Heine for Mayor of Baton Rouge
- Woody Dumas for Mayor of Baton Rouge
- Jack Gremillion for Attorney General
- Pappy Triche for Attorney General
- Woody Jenkins for US Senate
- Tom Burbank for Treasurer
- George Bush for President
- Billy Guste for Attorney General
- Richard Iyoub for Attorney General
- Bobby Freeman for Lt. Governor
- Victor Schiro for Insurance Commissioner
- Don Williamson for Insurance Commissioner
- Jim Brown for Secretary of State
- Fox McKeithen for Secretary of State
- Dave Pearce for Agriculture Commissioner
- Bob Odom for Agriculture Commissioner
- 1980 Dave Treen for Governor
- Dave Treen for US Senator
- 1985 Melinda Schwegmann for Governor
- 1985-6, 1989/90 Mike Foster for Governor
- Suzie Haik Terrell for US Senate
- Bob Dole for President
- Mike Walker for Council
- Jimmy Hayes for Congress
- 2000 George W. Bush for President
- 2000 Rolfe McCollister for Mayor of Baton Rouge
- 2003 Randy Ewing for Governor
- 2000-til Steve Scalise for Congress
- 2000-til Bill Cassidy for Congress
- 2008-til Mike Huckabee for President
- 2014-til Bill Cassidy for US Senate
- 2014 Gary Landrieu for Congress-2nd District
- 2014 Paul Dietzel for Congress
- 2014 Garret Graves for Congress-6th District
- 2015 Paula Davis for State Representative-
- Many other local races
Lobby Louisiana State Legislature
- 1977 "You Are My Sunshine" to be State Song
- 1979 Creation of Louisiana Music Commission
- Against Equal Rights Amendment
- ProLife Against Abortion
- 2000 6 years for parochial office Registrar of Conveyance
- 2002 Tax Incentives for Film Industry
- 2005 Save the Louisiana Film Industry Tax Incentives
- 2009 Enhance the La. Film Industry Tax Incentives from 25% to 30% and remove the Sunsets
- 2013, 2015, Save Louisiana Film Industry Tax Credits-Support Local-NO CAPS
I always called myself a conservative-moderate. Democrat from 1972-2012. I was a Southern Democrat. I officially called my self an Independent Democrat.
Conservative ideology. Turned Republican on January 12, 2012 and joined the Capitol City Republican Women in Baton Rouge.
- Prayer in Schools, games, and other public places allowed. Should be decided on that particular campus, association, or local entity. If you don't want to pray with others, be quiet and don't pray. Don't force anyone to pray. Don't force religion, but let others practice it in public, respect them; ignore them and don't get involved. Freedom, Toleration, and Respect of Religion, except in situations where it would injure their family members or community.
- Individualist-Absolutely NO One Size Fits All
Local Control of Education
- Full School Choice. Not much on forced neighborhood schools. Total Choice of Schools. Encourage schools geared to trades and vocation. For Home Schooling, for Voucher System in Schooling. Strong on Modern Education, Strong Advocate of High Technology in Education. Teachers need a drastic payraise, as well as other school employees. Encourage business to involve in education in order to win a good labor force. Local control will attract taxpayers and citizens will not mind paying high taxes for good schools for their children. Teach Production, Production, Production. Manufacture, Supply!
- I am basically pro-Labor, but not anti business. For small mom and pop businesses. Just as Jimmie Davis was as Governor. Here I decided to call myself a situationalist. Strong representative of working people, strong advocate of small mom & pop businesses. Not against the big business, however. There are big giants that do take care of their employees. I love Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and BellSouth, yet I love the AFL-CIO, if it would stay on labor issues and out of other non-related issues. Right to Work a very sensitive and challenging issue. I finally decided to handle it when I started as extra in movies. If I knock on their door, no union. If they knock on my door, then union. If I am in demand then join the union. It doesn't pay to join when I am searching for work. Right to Work opened up Louisiana to have films here, therefore got more jobs. I had always been against Right to Work in the past before that. I saw Century of Sunshine: Jimmie Davis Story by Bob Courtney and saw Kevin Fontenot, Tulane Professor of Louisiana History, mention Jimmie Davis' delimma regarding Right to Work, Unions, and Business. At that time I named myself a Localist, Situationalist. It depends on what goes on that day and where, who is affected that day and then decide how to deal with it then. What worked yesterday may not work today (hitching posts). What worked today, may not have worked yesterday (Sunshine Bridge). What works here may not work there. What works there may not work here. That's why I call myself a Localist, Situationalist.
- Strict Reform on Welfare. Welfare to needy, such as handicapped, elderly. Do not encourage having babies. You can't afford them don't have them. Take care of these that do now, but give a cut off date for a warning. Get welfare recipients and teach them and encourage them to get back to work and how to prosper. Educate, work, prosper, and then have babies and teach them the same.
- Pretty liberal on medicine open to socialized medicine only on Statewide level such as Big Charity of Louisiana, no national healthcare. Strong believe in the Charity system, treating the poor and working poor.
- As far as Gambling, it is a personal matter and should be ruled only locally. I will not fight building casinos or slot machines. I'm against state or city support of casinos. I hate gambling myself and will not ever gamble or support it. As for others gaming, that's their personal business, as long as it doesn't hurt others in their family or community.
- Not for affirmative action, but for enhancement and prosperity Blacks and minorities (woman, Blacks, Spanish, handicap, etc.) as well as White. Liberation and freedom of all regardless of characteristic. Encourage creativity and respect. Enhancement for all! If a Black or Woman is qualified and available, hire him/her. If not don't hire. There are many minorities who are qualified and if I had a company I should have no problem, as it would be well integrated, that there would be no worry for affirmative action. But not to be forced to hire anyone whether Black or White, Male or Female. I call myself a rustic individualist. If they can do it, hire them.
- As far as prisons, I think prisons should be cast and graded and segregated according to specific crimes. The lighter crimes I am for restoration if proven they can become better citizens. Strong pardon and parole system, but strict and careful consideration. Many jailed that don't need to be there. Many out that need to be jailed. Repetition intolerable.
- Strong, mighty strong military defense system. A central intelligence in DC, but a central intelligence in every local area. Nationally DC controlled. Strong supporter of all of the Police, especially Sheriffs
- Support for citizens to own arms. Criminals own them any way. Some arms control and licensing but not removal. Basically NRA.
- Strong local control and states rights in most issues, but nationally only on a strong military and defense system. Believe in national conventions, but not national government, to solve problems, issues, and trends, except for certain programs and defense.
- Very Pro Israel
- Strongly patriotic.
- Basically a Jeffersonian. Favorite Presidents and figures: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy (not Robert), Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Jimmie Davis, Senator Robert Byrd, Gov. Alexander, Gov. Ashcroft, Senator Strom Thurmond, Sen. Ted Cruz, Rolfe McCollister, Jimmy Fitzmorris, Jr., Randy Ewing. Favorite stars: John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Steve Scalise, Bill Cassidy, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Jim Reeves, Shirley Temple Black, Merle Haggard, and Roy Acuff.