Skip to comments.Kristian Magar, My Pick For the U.S. Third Congressional District Of Louisiana
Posted on 06/09/2010 8:34:33 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
As a long-time Freeper, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce someone to my fellow Freepers whom I consider to be the best candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives Third Congressional District of Louisiana. His name is Kristian Magar of New Iberia. Kristian is a normal, everyday, God-fearing, hard-working, law abiding, intelligent person. He has never run for political office and has no desire for a long political career. He is simply fed up just like the rest of us over what has transpired in Washington D.C. and has decided to step forward on behalf of his children to do what is necessary to return our nation to one in which they have a future.
Kristian wants to return our government to its constitutional roots and is determined to overturn everything that doesnt belong under its umbrella, including all things Obama. He is pro-life, pro-business, pro-family values, and is energized for all of the right reasons to do what is needed to help restore our national dignity and purpose. In short, he is one of us, one like us, and one FOR us, the normal, productive, decent people of this nation. Kristian knows that our individual freedoms rest on the premise that there is a God and that no group of people sitting somewhere in a Washington D.C. conference room can ever take it away from us. Kristian knows that it is we the people who are in charge of our country and that the Constitution says so right from the start. It is we the people who are not being listened to in Washington D.C. It is we the people who are suffering the real world misery that those leftist career politician know-it-alls are shoving down our throats. It is We the people who are going to be faced with the task of paying for, cleaning up, and correcting the massive injustice that has been done to the future of our children and grandchildren. Its up to us, the little people, and that means it has got to start with one of us. First and foremost, Kristian Magar is one of us.
I support Kristian for many reasons, one of which is his honesty and straightforward manner. I have spoken to him at length about his views and what he intends to accomplish if elected. He is not a pretender but a genuine patriot like the ones our founders would have envisioned and been proud of. I believe him when he talks about his children being his prime motivation for running. He will not sit idly by as others engage in stealing their futures away from them. His is a motivation of love and concern for those who must live after he is long gone. I trust that Kristian will do what is honorable and proper in addressing this nations semi-addiction to the unconstitutional nanny state. We need Kristian and as many like him as we can find to bring our grassroots efforts to restore our constitutional government to full fruition.
Heres my take on the other candidates in this Republican primary.
Jeff Landry of New Iberia
Before meeting Kristian, Jeff Landry, because he is from my hometown of New Iberia would have been one of the first candidates I might have considered offering my support to. For me, a candidate has to be real, themselves, and comfortable in who they are and what they are attempting to accomplish. Jeff might very well be all of these, but if he is, there would be no need to misrepresent anything about himself or spread disinformation about his opponents. I sense manipulation from his campaign and I am not comfortable with him because of this. We have enough long time manipulators already messing things up without increasing their numbers. I also have another problem with Jeff that Ill get to in a moment.
Hunt Downer of Houma
Hunt was a lifelong democrat until switching to Republican in 2000. He served as the speaker of the house until Mike Foster replaced him in the mid-nineties. Later, he served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, and then as legislative director in the Office of the Governor under democrat Kathleen Blanco. Lets see, he was a democrat, then a republican, then a democrat administration legislative director. Im a little confused. He was a speaker of the house, then wanted to be a governor, then was supposedly considering this years lieutenant governors position and now has finally announced that he wants to be a U.S. Rep. I have trouble believing that he really, truly is running for a position that he dreamed of all his life as opposed to possibly picking what he considers to be a slam dunk race. Hunt seems like an honorable person and in fact is a member of the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame. This means that name recognition alone makes him the favorite in this race and hes likely to make a runoff. Unfortunately, it also means that he carries the burden of being a career you know what.
Chris Leopold of Belle Chasse
I have not met Chris but he seems to be a civic-minded, responsible person who has participated in a variety of positive efforts on behalf of his community and faith. Kristian Magar has spoken highly to me of him in the brief time they have been running for this office. Chris is a businessman so this means he is more like us but His being from the same end of the district as Downer hurts his chances. Downers name recognition in the rest of the district will be too much to overcome.
Summing It All Up
In my opinion, Hunt Downer will win any runoff election versus either Jeff Landry or Chris Leopold. The eastern, more heavily populated side of the district has rejected Jeff Landrys previous attempts on behalf of Craig Romero and will reject him as well. He has a record that theyve heard already and its scratched as far as they are concerned. He has nothing of value with which contrast himself to Hunt Downer. They are both attorneys. In my opinion, this election cycle will be hard on attorney types whether they deserve it or not. Attorneys are vastly overrepresented in Congress in relationship to their true numbers out in the real world and many voters think there is a need to bring this back into a better balance between the real world in which we the people live and the legalistic world in which the attorneys operate. In addition, both Jeff and Hunt have been political players long enough to suffer from the tar of incumbency penalty that will be one of the burdens to overcome in winning what I feel is a grassroots seat.
In a runoff, Chris Leopold would provide more contrast than Landry but once again is at a geographical and political disadvantage to Hunt Downer. If it boils down to Kristian Magar versus Hunt Downer, we might have a race. Kristian can contrast himself from Downer as a grassroots, tea-party candidate versus and old school, career politician. As an engineer, he can offer himself as a legitimate option to those who feel as I do that another attorney in Washington D.C. is not needed. Attorneys have an honorable place in our society. Its mainly to protect us as individuals against the tyranny of the state, not to turn us all into cattle of the state by legislative fiat. Downer has been around a long time. I feel its time to give a regular guy a chance, someone like me for a change. If there has ever been a time to send a dose of everyday, regular, common sense to Washington D.C. this is it. If you think that Congress needs more of us and less of them, lets give one of our own that chance. I believe that Kristian Magar is the right man for the job. Please consider voting for him and/or offering him your support this August.
Here is a link to his website.
Kristian Magar For Congress
Too bad I’m not voting in Louisiana... Sounds like a decent candidate these days...(Hard to find)...
Hope your candidate has the best...
Best of luck. Downer is formidable.
I met him a few months ago at the Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Supper and was very impressed with his sincerity as well as knowledge of the issues. Keep an eye on his events calendar. Perhaps you’ll have an opportunity to meet him as well. Thanks, and spread the word!
Are you still living in the 3rd district?
If any of you have candidates you think your fellow Freepers might be interested in supporting, please list them!
When are we going to have our ping pong championship? Hope all is well with you two wonderful folks!:-)
Thanks I-COUNTER-MORTER-68! Are you familiar with Magar?
Our Louisiana affiliates agree with you. They’re getting ready to endorse him right now, in fact. And our leaders across the country who have had a chance to talk with Kristian were VERY impressed as well.
If Congress was filled with Kristian Magars this country would soon be a very different place. A much better place, with hope for our posterity’s freedom and prosperity.
I’ve never heard of him,,,
I’m in NW La. here,,,4th District,,,
Fleming is our go to guy...;0)
I know Kristian personally and he definitely is the ‘real deal’.
Thank you so much for the words of praise! Kristian is awesome and I feel is one of those candidates that CAN win his seat with enough support. I agree that we owe it to our kids to get candidates like him elected and the sooner the better for this great nation. Let us help this fine man in any manner we can!
The fact that Eternal Vigilance likes this guy is a strike against him in my book. I hope other things can make me think that he’s otherwise okay. I’d like to support someone who isn’t a lawyer. I’m not in that district, but that district splits my parish. I often end up involved in that race.
First off, you're in luck. Kristian is NOT a lawyer. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Technology, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Engineering and Technology Management. He has never run for political office and does not wish to be a career politician. Kristian is concerned for the future of his children and the type of country we are leaving to them. I've had several discussions with him and trust him and his motivations one hundred percent. Throughout my eleven plus years as a Freeper, I've defended the Constitution, My belief in God, and the wonderful place that I call home, Louisiana. I am not one to endorse lightly. Kristian Magar is EXACTLY the type of candidates we need to support if we want to regain control of our country. Of all those running in this district, he is the one most like us normal folks. I hope you check into him and try to see him next time he's in your area. I am positive that you will be impressed!
Thanks for the reply. A friend of mine in the half of the parish that is in the 3rd district met him recently, and she was impressed. She also likes one or two of the other candidates, so I get the impression that she’s still undecided. However, her good impression of him helps to sway me. If he comes back this way for another event, I’ll look forward to meeting him.
This man is what we want in Washington D.C.
PS: Thanks for letting me know about Kristian a month or so ago. Before then I had no idea who he was. Unfortunately a lot of folks in my area (Thibodaux/Houma) have no idea who he is.
Do what you can to spread the word about him. He’s a rare candidate, one that doesn’t come along often. One of us.
6 more days untill the primary!
Print a few of these out and walk the neighborhood.
I printed about 100 of them and going through the neighborhood tomorrow. Also a reminder to VOTE 8/28/10.
Email, link websites, talk to everyone you know. Kristian is running his campaign on a slim budget, so he doesn't have all the radio and TV commercials as the other two candidates.
Word of mouth. Now get going!