Candidate Profile
Jeff Chapman

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Jeff Chapman
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Georgia Right to Life

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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

The Founders feared how human nature, as shown by history, tends toward a hunger for power, with the result that leaders were able to infringe upon the rights of others. Those men witnessed first-hand the extreme fallibility and devastating consequences of one man armed with absolute power. From there, they chose to enshrine within the Constitution Godly, righteous, and necessary limitations on our government.

15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

End Deficit Spending. I believe we need to think big. It is not enough just to trim around the edges and expend political capital on small sequesters. Instead, we need to provide a vision for a small federal government. That is my central goal. Government Reform. Until we send the right people to Congress government reform just not gonna happen. We need leaders who will stand for the people not echo Washington’s party bosses. Many are elected with noble intentions and immediately succumb to the pressures of special interests. Truly Affordable Health Care. Before Obamacare, insurance companies had too much control over your health care. Now, government has complete control over your health care. Here's a novel idea: Instead of a top-down system largely run by bureaucrats, insurance companies, and politicians, how about we put consumers in charge of their health care decision-making and allow individuals to buy plans across state-lines best suited for themselves and their families?

16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Yes, only in the case that the life of the mother is at stake. I have been endorsed by Georgia Right to Life in all of my campaigns, and it is through those eyes that I would view any legislation.

17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have always viewed public service as a ministry and, for that reason, I believe public officials should held to a higher standard of accountability. I hope the Good Lord Himself would remove me from office if I ever did anything that did not honor Him or His people, whom he gave me the privilege to represent in a fair and just manner.


Background

Education
  • Glynn Academy, Brunswick, Diploma, 1977
Work & Military
  • Georgia Pacific, Operations Worker, 10
  • Georgia Air National Guard, Airman First Class, 6
  • Chapman Waste Disposal, Owner, 8
  • Waste Management, Division President, 6
Affiliations
  • Lakeside United Methodist Church
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • National Rifle Organization
  • Exchange Club
  • Georgia Right to Life
Offices
  • State Senate District 3, Held 6
  • State House District 167, Held 2
  • Governor of Georgia, Sought 1
 

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