Mandie Landry

Running for Louisiana House of Representatives, District 91

Summary

Mandie Landry is a Democratic candidate running for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 91. If elected, her top priorities will be expanding access to affordable healthcare, investing in teachers and schools, protecting women’s right to choose, reforming the criminal justice system, and ensuring a livable wage throughout the city. She states that she supports bail reform and the legalization of marijuana.

Visit Mandie Landry's Website: https://landry2019.com

Experience

Education:

  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1996-2000)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2002-2005)

Experience:

  • Association of Women Attorneys (Boardmember)
  • Amnesty International (Policy Assistant)
  • Climana Neighborhood Association (Vice President)

Community Scorecards:

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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

  • 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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

  • 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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

  • 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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

  • 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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

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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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

  • 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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

  • 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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

  • 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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

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

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    Agree

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

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    Agree

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

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

  • 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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

  • 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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

  • 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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

>

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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

  • 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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

  • 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.

  • Robert McKnight

    -

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Mandie Landry

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Carling Dinkler

    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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

  • 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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

  • 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.

  • Pepper Bowen Roussel

    -

>

Where Mandie Landry 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

People should not face continuous punishment after serving their sentence. Our goal should be to reintegrate the formerly incarcerated as quickly as possible. Everyone benefits. Continued CJR initiatives, including ban the box and expanding voting rights for the FI, should be legislative priorities.

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

Reallocating funding from incarceration to mental health would be a smart investment for the state. We’d spend less on incarceration and see benefits in the general mental and physical health of our population.

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 am hopefully that the hard work done by with #unleashlocal last year will continue into next session. Allowing localities to raise their minimum wage would put more money in peoples pockets, and could also serve as a blueprint to localities changing workplace laws and policies that the state probably wouldn’t address.

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

The criminal justice system is fraught with political influences that have nothing to do with the best interest of children. To start: keep cops out of schools! Schools are the opposite of 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.
Agree

I agree with implementing a law/policy to address this. As a criminal defense attorney, I strongly believe that everyone accused deserve fair and good representation, which includes advice on the information noted above. Sentencing reform needs to happen as well, including decriminalizing marijuana and expunging/releasing offenders with those convictions.

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 would support and push a law reforming sentencing as noted above. There is no practical or moral reason to keep most offenders incarcerated for so long.

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

In addition to supporting the policies noted above, I would support paying incarcerated people at least a minimum wage so that they could help their families while incarcerated and have a savings when released.

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 feel very strongly about the right to vote, and have volunteered as a poll watcher in numerous elections. People who have served their sentences should be able to vote immediately and frankly incarcerated individuals should be able to as well. Losing a civil right should not be part of their sentence.

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

It would be great if we could pass laws addressing the above statewide. In the meantime I think that continued work on #unleashlocal could lead to localities passing such laws.

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

Community monitoring boards would be a great start. The ethical for lawyers and judges should also be pressured to monitor and reprimanded their members as well - and publicly.

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