Candidate Profile
Elizabeth (Betsy) Phillips

Republican , Missouri


Elizabeth (Betsy) Phillips
State Representative, Dist. 47

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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.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


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?

James Madison played a special role. The Madisonian model of government focuses on dispersing power among several branches and establishing constitutional safeguards to prevent any single person or group of people from controlling the government. He outlined this philosophy in an essay now known as Federalist No. 10 (1787)

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 Voters Constitution

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


21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again, charismatic Christian. I base my life on the word of God and my relationship with God through Jesus Christ. I have been saved for almost forty years. I am conservative personally, politically, and believe in doing the right thing.


  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, BS-Chemistry, 1959
  • Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY
Work & Military
  • Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Chemist, 2 1/2
  • Baubles by Betsy, Own, present
  • Unicity, Associate, several years
  • Boone County Pachyderms, President
  • Boone County Republican Central Committee, Member
  • Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, Member
  • Aglow International, President
  • The Tabernacle, Elder and Member
  • Daughtters of the American Revolution, Chairman, American Heritage Committee
  • Mon Valley GASP, President
  • Tau Beta Sigma Honorary, Member
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