Candidate Profile
Jose Padilla

Republican , Nevada


Jose Padilla
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

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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. 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.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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


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.


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


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

The fact that power corrupts the intentions of even the best person.

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

Economy - Under the current administration, we have suffered a stagnation as long, if not longer, than after the Great Depression. This has been due to policies that hurt business and entrepreneurship. Healthcare - The Affordable Care Act was health insurance reform designed to help insurance companies when we need real health care reform to address the consistently rising costs of actual health care. Education - Federal top-down approaches have not worked at a time when young people are increasingly seeing the American Dream harder to reach. As a first-generation American who has the first to finish high school, education changed my life.

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

Yes, when endangers life of mother, rape and incest.

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 Constitution Voters Congress Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Catholic Christian


  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, A.B., 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, J.D., 2000
Work & Military
  • Aristocrat Technologies, Assistant General Counsel, 2
  • Golden Living, Assistant General Counsel, 2
  • Proskauer Rose LLP, Senior Associate, 6
  • Epstein, Becker & Green PC, Associate, 2
  • Knights of Columbus, member
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