U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
11-06-18 General Election
 

Jody Ball (R)

 

Jim Cooper (D)

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Jody Ball (R)
Jim Cooper (D)

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0 Conserv.    0 Liberal    0 Other

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0 Conserv.    3 Liberal    0 Other

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  Info from Other Sources
  Stands on Issues

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Ball:   Neutral
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Ball:   Strongly Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Ball:   Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Ball:   Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Ball:   Strongly Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Ball:   Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Ball:   Strongly Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Ball:   Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Ball:   Strongly Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Ball:   Neutral
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Ball:   Strongly Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Ball:   Strongly Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Ball:   Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Ball:   Disagree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Ball:   Strongly Agree
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Ball:   No Answer
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Ball:   No
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Ball:   Keep up to date Homeland Security and Secure our Boarders!
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Ball:   No one branch of government has to much power.
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Ball:   No
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Ball:   Somewhat Conservative
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Ball:   No
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Ball:   Get America back to work, provide HSA accounts, let folks be responsible for choices made. Let the open market define prices.
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Ball:   Less Regulation.
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Ball:   Going to take a lot of work to make it fair to all.
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Ball:   Lower Corporate Taxes
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Ball:   Do not allow Congress to take funds out for other purposes.
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Ball:   Criminal Justice, Insurance Law, Healthcare Law Adjunct Professor.
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Ball:   JodyBallforCongress.com
Cooper:   (Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Ball:  
Cooper:  
  Background
Jody Ball (R)
Jim Cooper (D)

Education

  • Southwestern University, San Marco, BS, 1982
  • University of TX at Austin, Austin, Adjunct Professor, 1988
  • University of Houston - Downtown, Houston, Adjunct Professor, 1990

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Instructor, 1987
  • Austin Community College, Instructor, 1988

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • Wendy's Wonderful Kids, Leader, Volunteer, and Contributor
  • Goodwill, Contributor
  • Spencer Education Fund, Contributor
  • St Judes Hospital, Volunteer and Contributor
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, Volunteer and Contributor
  • Catholic Charities, Contributor
  • United Way, Volunteer and Contributor
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Contributor

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Nashville City Council, 2015
  • Presidential Republican Delegate, 2016

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)