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|Louisiana House of Representatives District 8|
|Associate's||Louisiana State University - Eunice|
|Date of birth||April 29, 1970|
|Profession||Crawfish Farmer//Business Owner|
Lowrie owns and operates a crawfish farm and is co-owner of Acadiana Mortgage. He has previously been a Captain in the Bossier City Fire Department, firefighter with Willis Knighton's Air Rescue, and a paramedic with the Bossier Parish Sherriff's Office.
Lowrie ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 8. He lost to Jeff Thompson in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.
|Louisiana House of Representatives, District 8 Blanket Primary, 2011|
Lowrie outlines four main issues on his campaign website:
- Fighting Wasteful Government Spending - "We need more accountability of how tax-payer dollars are spent. Duke believes that government does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Duke will oppose any new taxes or fees, work to cut the waste in government, and build a more business friendly environment in Louisiana."
- Defending the Rights of our Families - "As a father of three, a husband, and a Christian, Duke believes in the values that make families stronger. Supporting the principle that marriage is between one man and one woman, Duke signed the Defense of Marriage Act Pledge. He believes that all unborn children should have the right to life. These are core issues to Duke and he will fight for them in Baton Rouge."
- Opposing Illegal Immigration - "Duke will support legislation to protect the citizens of Louisiana from the social, criminal and financial impacts of illegal immigration. He will also support legislation to challenge the counting of illegal immigrants in the 2010 Census which caused Louisiana to lose a Congressional seat in Washington, D.C.."
- Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights - "As a life member of the NRA, Duke will uphold the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States and applauds the Supreme Court’s decision in the District of Columbia vs. Heller case of 2008. Duke will oppose any attempts to limit the right to bear arms guaranteed in the Constitution."
Lowrie attended Bossier Parish Community College and earned his Associates in Fire and Emergency Services from Louisiana State University - Eunice. He is married and has three children - Sydni, Alexis and Alexander.
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