Candidate Profile
Beau R. McCoy

Republican, Nebraska

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2013-14:  90%
Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, 2012:  64%

77%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Nebraska Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

0
Nebraska State Home Builders Association Nebraska Right to Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Romney Victory Inc., State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Black Hills Corporation, Citizens for a Better Nebraska, For Our Republic's Traditions Fund, Jon Bruning, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
National Education Association

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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 Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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

Our founders understood human nature and correctly believed that there must be checks and balances to protect all citizens of our great nation.

17. 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

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,voters, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Congress & U.S. Supreme Court. The remainder only have authority if we give it to them.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and I have a personal relationship with Him. I feel a strong need to live my life as best as I can to honor and glorify Him.

Background

Education

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Work & Military

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Affiliations

  • The Council of State Governments, Nominated to be 2016 National Chair
  • The Council of State Governments, Midwestern Legislative Conference Chair, 2014
  • Toll Fellow, The Council of State Governments, Henry Toll Fellowship Program, 2011
  • Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership, BILLD Fellow
  • Westside Church, Omaha, Member
  • Southern Baptist Church Nat'l Disaster Relief Team, Member

Offices

  • State Senator - Legislative District 39, Held 2007 - Present
 

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