Candidate Profile
Mark Zaccaria

Republican, Rhode Island

Biography

Panel Rating

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

0
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Free and Strong America PAC, State Republican Party Organizations

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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?

The tendency of the strong to try to oppress and subjugate the weak.

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

Taxation: We take too much money away from those who productively earn it. Also, our tax code has become so complex that an entire industry has grown up to help us find our way through it. This is especially egregious for businesses which are thus forced to sustain unnecessary overhead to comply. The Solution? Flat Tax or Fair Tax rates and simplicity.

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

yes, only under immediate threat to 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, States, Congress

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I am a practicing member of the United Methodist church. I am a member of the leadership of my Congregation.

Background

Education

  • Colby College, Waterville, ME, BA, 1970

Work & Military

  • USAF / Air Training Command, Captain, 5

Affiliations

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Offices

  • Member, Town Council, Held 2.5
  • US House, RI'02, Sought 2008/10
 

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