Candidate Profile
Rhonda Sivarajah

Republican , Minnesota

Biography

Name
Rhonda Sivarajah
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Voices of Conservative Women PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
VOICESPAC (Voices of Conservative Women) Republican Women Alliance
 

Other Information

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life 2014 candidate survey at http://mccl.org/document.doc?id=658 (page 5); NRA - AQ grade: http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2014/minnesota.aspx

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Disagree

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

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. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

George Washington spoke of the "love of power and proneness to abuse it which predominates in the human heart" and warned of the "necessity of reciprocal checks of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories and constituting each the guardian ... against invasions by the others." Of such checks and balances through the separation of powers be concluded, "To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them."

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

The protection of life and traditional family values. I believe that life begins at conception and that every life is precious. We must defend the rights of the most vulnerable in our society, including the unborn. Protection of our Constitutional Rights such as Religious Freedom and our 2nd Amendment Rights. Our country was founded on these principles and these rights are guaranteed to us in the Constitution, but unfortunately we see them being infringed upon and eroded. Spending and debt control. Our national debt is now over $17 trillion. In 2013, the Federal Government spent nearly $3.5 trillion, while taking in about $2.8 trillion in revenue. This is not sustainable. Spending and borrowing must be reined in. This is one of the greatest threats to our national security.

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

Yes,only in order to save the life of the mother.

18. 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, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

There is one living, sovereign God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Jesus was sent by the Father to live on earth; he was fully God and fully human, yet had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life and after three days, rose from the grave. With this action, Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world’s debt of sin. God created people in his image, and every person is special to Him. All people are sinners and need God’s forgiveness. Those who confess and turn from their sin, trusting in Jesus Christ and asking him to be their Savior, will be saved by grace and become children of God, with the promise of eternal life. The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a constant helper, Teacher and guide.


Background

Education
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, BA, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Metro North Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Quad Area Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Greater MSP, Board of Directors
  • MN Commissioner Serving Deaf, Deaf Blind & HH, appointed
  • Governors Workforce Development Council, appointed by Governor
  • Eagle Brook Church, fmr volunteer greeter
  • Northern Voices-Oral School for Deaf/HHearing, fmr Chair/fmr member
  • Free2B, fmr Board Member
Offices
  • County Commissioner, Held 12
  • Lt. Governor
 

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