Sharon Hewitt on Government Reform



We need LESS government in our lives, not more

The amount of government red tape and bureaucracy is often overwhelming to citizens and a burden to businesses. We need LESS government in our lives, not more. Government should work FOR the people, not the other way around. I will eliminate many of the licensing requirements that are a barrier to entrepreneurs and do not improve safety. I will stand up and defend your personal freedoms, pushing back against federal overreach, and giving you every opportunity to pursue the American dream.
Source: 2023 Louisiana Governor campaign website SharonHewitt.com , Oct 3, 2023

Led discriminatory Congressional redistricting effort

Hewitt led the redistricting effort to redraw a congressional map in Louisiana to continue having only one majority-Black district out of six, despite the fact Black residents account for about one-third of the state's population. That map has been caught up in litigation for more than a year. Many believe the map will be found unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court found Alabama's map unconstitutional in a similar case. But Hewitt believes the two cases are different.
Source: WWNO 89.9 FM on 2023 Louisiana Gubernatorial race , Aug 7, 2023

Favored sweeping tort reform making it harder to sue

HB57: Creates the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020 which:Analysis by the Baton Rouge Advocate (Jun 30, 2020): Business and insurance interests and their mostly Republican supporters supported sweeping changes to evidence laws that would reduce the number of court cases and limit the awards of people who seek compensation for injuries caused by someone else. Lawyers, healthcare providers and their mostly Democratic allies who opposed sweeping tort reform counter that the changes would make court cases so difficult that injured people will be more likely to accept insurance companies' offers.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 78-22-4 on 6/15/20; Passed Senate 29-9-1 on 6/22; State Sen. Sharon Hewitt voted YES; Signed by Governor 7/13.

Source: The Advocate on Louisiana legislative voting records HB57 , Jun 22, 2020

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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