Russell “Rusty” Autry

Running for Louisiana House of Representatives, District 84

Summary

Russell Autry is a Republican candidate running for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 84. If elected, his top priorities will include fighting for a statewide minimum wage increase, lowering insurance rates, protecting the Louisiana coastline, and attracting jobs and industry to Louisiana.

Visit Russell “Rusty” Autry's Website: https://www.rustyforrep.com

Experience

Experience:

  • The Olive Branch Cafe (Owner)

How They Compare

We will continue to update this chart as we receive candidate's responses.

On Public Safety & Community Investment Issues

  • I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live here, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will fight to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana.

    I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live here, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will fight to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

    I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications.

  • Don Carmardelle

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Don Carmardelle

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live here, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will fight to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana.

  • Don Carmardelle

    Disagree

    I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live here, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will fight to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

    I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live here, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will fight to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
>

On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.
  • I support all people having a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their case for release to the parole board, who will review the totality of someone’s rehabilitation rather than re-sentence someone for the crime; and to have the “20/45” law apply to all Lifers, so people over 45 years old, with 20 years in prison, are eligible to see the parole board.
  • I support keeping people healthy through proper medical care, and keeping families connected through a fundamental right to human contact, elimination of price-gouging Louisiana’s families, and termination of predatory contracts.

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

  • I support all people having a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their case for release to the parole board, who will review the totality of someone’s rehabilitation rather than re-sentence someone for the crime; and to have the “20/45” law apply to all Lifers, so people over 45 years old, with 20 years in prison, are eligible to see the parole board.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

  • I support keeping people healthy through proper medical care, and keeping families connected through a fundamental right to human contact, elimination of price-gouging Louisiana’s families, and termination of predatory contracts.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Don Carmardelle

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.

  • Don Carmardelle

    Disagree
  • I support all people having a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their case for release to the parole board, who will review the totality of someone’s rehabilitation rather than re-sentence someone for the crime; and to have the “20/45” law apply to all Lifers, so people over 45 years old, with 20 years in prison, are eligible to see the parole board.

  • Don Carmardelle

    Disagree
  • I support keeping people healthy through proper medical care, and keeping families connected through a fundamental right to human contact, elimination of price-gouging Louisiana’s families, and termination of predatory contracts.

  • Don Carmardelle

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

  • I support all people having a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their case for release to the parole board, who will review the totality of someone’s rehabilitation rather than re-sentence someone for the crime; and to have the “20/45” law apply to all Lifers, so people over 45 years old, with 20 years in prison, are eligible to see the parole board.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

  • I support keeping people healthy through proper medical care, and keeping families connected through a fundamental right to human contact, elimination of price-gouging Louisiana’s families, and termination of predatory contracts.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
  • I support all people having a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their case for release to the parole board, who will review the totality of someone’s rehabilitation rather than re-sentence someone for the crime; and to have the “20/45” law apply to all Lifers, so people over 45 years old, with 20 years in prison, are eligible to see the parole board.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
  • I support keeping people healthy through proper medical care, and keeping families connected through a fundamental right to human contact, elimination of price-gouging Louisiana’s families, and termination of predatory contracts.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
>

On Equal Participation

  • I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting, a clear and consistent voter registration process for all citizens, and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.
  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions.

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting, a clear and consistent voter registration process for all citizens, and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions.

  • Timothy Kerner

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting, a clear and consistent voter registration process for all citizens, and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Don Carmardelle

    Disagree
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.

  • Don Carmardelle

    Agree
  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions.

  • Don Carmardelle

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting, a clear and consistent voter registration process for all citizens, and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions.

  • Chris Breaux

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting, a clear and consistent voter registration process for all citizens, and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions.

  • Russell “Rusty” Autry

    Agree
>

Where Russell “Rusty” Autry Stands

I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications.
Agree

I support funding for trade schools within high schools to give teens a trade before graduation - so earning a living wage upon graduation becomes more likely.

I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.
Agree

I support more funding for ALL mental health treatment clinics and a state law requiring AA or Celebrate Recovery to become available in every jail and detention center. I support increasing funding for Social Workers in schools.

I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live here, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will fight to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana.
Agree

I support development of mixed income housing and tax breaks to achieve affordable housing.

I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.
Agree

I support alternative schools that remove disruptive students and creates a place where problem students can receive job training and then job placement as soon as 17 years old.

I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.
Agree

I support unanimous juries and criminal justice reform.

I support all people having a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their case for release to the parole board, who will review the totality of someone’s rehabilitation rather than re-sentence someone for the crime; and to have the “20/45” law apply to all Lifers, so people over 45 years old, with 20 years in prison, are eligible to see the parole board.
Agree

I support parole boards that are rotated frequently so members are more compassionate and open minded.

I support keeping people healthy through proper medical care, and keeping families connected through a fundamental right to human contact, elimination of price-gouging Louisiana’s families, and termination of predatory contracts.
Agree

I support reasonable phone call expense and more access to video conferencing

I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting, a clear and consistent voter registration process for all citizens, and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.
Agree

I am in favor of granting voting privileges to convicts that complete civic training.

I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.
Agree

I support equal treatment of ALL people.

I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions.
Agree

I support citizen review boards.

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