Politicians Contract With Constituents: What Rob Maness Contract Looks Like

Col. Rob Maness’ Contract with Louisiana

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Madisonville, LA – Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), the conservative, non-politician running for U.S. Senate to advance liberty, prosperity, and certainty, released his “Contract with Louisiana” with 12 pledges that will keep him accountable to his fellow Louisianans and not part of the political elite in Washington.

Maness announced the contract in Houma, LA during his first “Solutions for Us” Town Hall open to all Louisianans and media. This is the first of a 50 Town Hall series during his conservative campaign for the US Senate.

In his announcement Maness said:

Today I’m unveiling a “Contract with Louisiana.” We deserve to know what type of person our candidates will be in office, so, I’m laying it all out there. Now, I’m sure the media and many in Washington will mock some of these proposals.  But, if elected, my life won’t be nearly as cushy as some of the other Senators – but that’s okay.  As long as our troops are living in tents in the desert, as long as our kids can’t find jobs in this stagnant economy, and so long as our veterans are denied proper military care – the cushy life of a politician is the last thing I’ll seek. The Bible tells us: Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves (Philippians 2:3). So this contract is about us, for us – and something I want you to hold me accountable for!  If I don’t live up to it – fire me, or call me home.

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Col. Rob Maness’s Contract with Louisiana

As your U.S. senator, I will always remember that I work for you – the people.
This is my pledge to you:

1) I will follow the Constitution as my guide in all I do and in every vote I cast.

2) I will champion the message of liberty, prosperity, and certainty to grow our economy, protect our culture, and defend our homeland.

3) I will live in Louisiana, not Washington, D.C.

4) During my first hour in office I’ll pop the door off the hinges.  Too many crooked deals happen behind closed doors in Washington. I will maintain an open office – accessible to Louisianans over lobbyists.

5) Each year, I’ll visit all of our 64 parishes.

6) I will not become a career politician, limiting myself to two terms.

7) I’ll provide a weekly update on how I’m serving you and fighting for our values.  I will give you the unvarnished truth about what really goes on in the Capitol – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  We deserve honesty and accountability from our elected officials.

8) I will not spend more than 80 percent of the budget for my congressional office. I know it’s your money — not mine — and I know the economy is not booming like it should be.  So, I’ll make sure to save taxpayer money everywhere I can.

9) I won’t forget where I came from, and I’ll make sure other senators know who Louisianans really are.

10) I will live by the laws Congress passes for others.  Congress should not exempt themselves from the requirements they impose on the people.

11) I will be an independent conservative voice for Louisiana. I will not be beholden to any party machine, party leader, or special interests.

12) I’ll never ask you to put your faith in me. Faith should be reserved for the Almighty, not politicians. I will ask for your prayers, and together we can restore the principles of our Republic and get it back working for us.


Col. Rob Maness is the conservative candidate and only non-politician running for United States Senate in Louisiana in 2014.  Since announcing his campaign, Rob has visited all 64 parishes and put over 50,000 miles on his truck during his travels. He has also been endorsed by Sarah Palin.  His message is one of liberty, prosperity, and certainty — principles that career politicians have routinely betrayed and that only a citizen-legislator can be trusted to support.

Col. Maness served in the Air Force for 32 years and rose from the lowest enlisted rank at age 17 to his appointment as Wing Commander and promotion to full Colonel.  After his military career, he worked as a utility and energy executive. He resigned this position in 2013 to run for the U.S. Senate. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Naval War College, and the Air Command and Staff College.

Rob and Candy Maness have five children, two of whom are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and a third who recently enlisted in the Air Force.  Col. Maness is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and Air Medal, and served in numerous combat operations, including Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read more at RobManess.com

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This should be done by all politicians running for office:  a Contract With Their Constituents as Well as Term Limits.  The Contracts Will Be Legally Enforceable and the Term Limits a Given.  These Two Items Should Be Made Into Law:  Call 202-224-3121 and ask that would be politicians must make contracts with their constituents and there must be term limits implemented.

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