Candidate Profile
John Bailey MD

Republican , Missouri


John Bailey MD
State Representative, Dist. 3

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Missouri Club for Growth

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Club For Growth

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Brad Lager, Nate Walker, Romney Victory Inc.


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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. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. 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 Agree

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

The Founders knew that man tends to act selfishly for if he did not, there would be no need for government. The purpose behind the separation of powers and the limitations of those powers was to ensure that the monarchies and dictatorships that the Founders were familiar with in their time would not take root in this country.

19. 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, Supreme Court, Congress, Industry

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

The only occasion as a physician that I can possibly envision would be where there truly is a real threat to the mother. AS a physician, I cannot do harm to a patient under the Hippocratic Oath.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that there is one God. I believe that he will judge the good and the bad and dole out punishment accordingly. I believe that he has a son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. I believe that he is the light and the way and it is only through him that I can receive everlasting life.


  • Kirksville Sr. High School, Kirksville, MO, diploma, 1979
  • Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, MO, degree, 1986
  • A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, D.O., 1990
Work & Military
  • Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians, second vice president, 2014-15
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Major, 22 years
  • boy scouts, eagle scout
  • 4-H, project leader
  • n/a
  • none

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