Quinta Thompson

Running for Louisiana House of Representatives, District 31

Summary

Quinta Thompson is a Democratic candidate running for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 31. If elected, her top three priorities would be to increase safety measures to decrease crime, increase funding for schools so that teachers and support staff can earn living wages, and find ways to improve infrastructure, particularly draining to appeal to businesses and decrease insurance costs.

Visit Quinta Thompson's Website: https://quintathompson.com/

Experience

Experience:

  • University of Phoenix, Lafayette Campus (Enrollment Advisor)

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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    Agree

    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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

    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.

  • Jim Dore

    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.

  • Jim Dore

    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.

  • Jim Dore

    Agree

    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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

  • 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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

  • 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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

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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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    Agree

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

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

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

  • Jim Dore

    Disagree
  • 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.

  • Jim Dore

    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.

  • Jim Dore

    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.

  • Jim Dore

    -

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

  • Gus Rantz

    -

  • 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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

  • 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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

  • 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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

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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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    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.

  • Quinta Thompson

    Agree

    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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Goudeau

    -

    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.

  • Jim Dore

    -

  • 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.

  • Jim Dore

    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.

  • Jim Dore

    -

    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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

  • 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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

  • 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.

  • Gus Rantz

    -

>

Where Quinta Thompson 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 believe that asking someone to pay for their crimes and then stigmatizing them for it is double punishment. Of course we are not asking to put someone in a position to commit a crime but by allowing them a fair chance to earn a living they won't revert to criminal behavior. Allow those with criminal past to partake in the social welfare programs to allow them to reestablish [sic] their lives is important.

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

Police officers should be trained to recognize potential risk due to mental illness or substance abuse but they should then pass the baton to someone full [sic] equipped to handle that type of situation to bring about the best outcome.

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

Our affordable housing should be a norm in our society. Affordable housing is a logical next step to transition people from subsidized housing. Affordable housing needs to be safe and clean environments that is acceptable to all ages, races, genders, and family units.

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

The preschool to prison pipeline needs to end. Proper education is the solution to preempt cycles of career criminal [sic].

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

It is important that we work to inform and fairly try all citizens not just those able to afford the best defense. We need to thin out the case loads [sic] of public defenders so that they are not so eager just to encourage plea deals.

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

The dumping of human beings like trash because they become a cost liability needs to stop. If you want them to contribute and not become burdens then they should be given a dignified prospect. Paroling individuals who have atoned and have a chance to reform should be a priority. Those individuals should be given a path to release so that once paroled they can be successful outside.

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

Family bonds are important, many incarcerated individuals are relying on non-wealthy families to help support them. Cost gouging on basics and phone calls only create a wedge of resentment in an already difficult situation. Allowing prisoners to earn money to make up for basic needs and privileges like phone calls will also give them a sense of pride that comes from a good work ethic.

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

Those who have completed their sentence should have an opportunity to fix the system under which they live. Losing the right to vote is a punishment but should not be a life sentence. If we hold our politicians to a higher standard then why would an additional vote for them be anything bad.

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

Remove the labels and call it what it is discrimination. Our community is all inclusive [sic] so our laws should be written the same way.

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

Again education is essential. We are putting people with very little communication training and conflict resolution training in a position of life and death authority. The law is the law and it should be independent of personal beliefs if your chosen profession is in the justice system.

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