Ravi Sangisetty

Running for Louisiana House of Representatives, District 98

Summary

Ravi Sangisetty is a Democratic candidate running for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 98. If elected, his top priorities will be improving the sewage and water board, stabilizing the state budget, investing in jobs and pay equity, and continuing criminal justice reform that enhances public safety.

Visit Ravi Sangisetty's Website: https://www.sangisetty.com/

Experience

Education:

  • Princeton University (B.A.)
  • Louisiana State University (J.D.)

Experience:

  • New Orleans Federal Court (Law clerk for Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr.)
  • Sangisetty Law Firm (Founder)

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 hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Max Chiz

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Max Chiz

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Max Chiz

    -

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
>

On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices in schools that resemble prisons.
  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

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

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree
  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree
  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree

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

  • Kea Sherman

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

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

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree
  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree
  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree

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

  • Max Chiz

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Max Chiz

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Max Chiz

    -

  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Max Chiz

    -

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

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

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

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

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

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
>

On Equal Participation

  • I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.
  • 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 a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    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.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree
  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Carlos Zervigon

    Agree

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

  • 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.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Kea Sherman

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    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.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree
  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Ravi Sangisetty

    Agree

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Max Chiz

    -

  • 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.

  • Max Chiz

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Max Chiz

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

  • 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.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Marion “Penny” Freistadt

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

  • 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.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Evan Bergeron

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    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.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Aimee Adatto Freedman

    Agree
>

Where Ravi Sangisetty Stands

I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.
Agree

I would meet with FIPs to ask how I can best serve them. I would support ban the box laws, reentry programs which include substance abuse treatment, educational, and vocational training. I would explore a temporary basic income on release, eliminating criminal background checks on vocational licenses, automatic expungement, and eliminating employment restrictions on parolees.

I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.
Agree

I would ensure our prisons don’t require a co-pay for incarcerated people, fund HIV prevention programs, call for a study on police departments and prisons which lack adequate health providers and crisis management professionals. And I would meet with FIPs to find other solutions.

I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.
Agree

Half of my legal practice is dedicated to civil rights / anti-discrimination cases. I would work to make FIPs a protected class, listen to their needs, and support policies which create more affordable housing units and incentivize landlords to maintain stable rent.

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

I would focus on policies which help heal trauma in minors who are acting out, prevent stop and frisk, and fund in school counselors. I would look to juveniles whose choices have been narrowed to educate me on solutions.

I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.
Agree

I would work toward eliminating cash bail.

I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.
Agree

I would call for eliminating automated pre-trial assessment tools to determine sentencing, roll back laws which require a minimum sentence, and look to FIPs for solutions.

I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.
Agree

I would also take action to prevent prisons in Louisiana from increasing capacity to house asylum seekers and immigrants and shut down existing ICE detention centers here while ensuring they have access to legal aid and can be housed near family. I would work with former immigrant detainees to find compassionate solutions.

Agree
I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publicaly available voter registration process for all Louisianans.
Agree

Everyone over the age of 18 should be able to vote and easily register online. I will also explore allowing incarcerated people to have access to register online if they will be out of prison by an expected election date. I will make sure the government is making every effort to inform FIPs of their rights.

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 will support laws which expand state tools needed to enforce anti discrimination laws against municipal authorities which are discriminating. I would also add pregnancy discrimination to this list and look to the community for existing problems which we can address with legislation.

I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.
Agree

I would support a council on criminal justice which includes spots for FIPs.

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