Candidate Profile
Steve Harrison

Republican , West Virginia


Steve Harrison
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

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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.


2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


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

The checks and balances in our system help control against the abuses of absolute power and dangers of mob mentality.

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

-Reduce the Tax Burden: We must control government spending, balance the budget and reduce the national debt. The current tax burden is harmful to our citizens and our economy. I have a proven pro-taxpayer record from my time in the legislature and would work to reduce the tax burden as a member of Congress. -Ensure the Right to Life: We must ensure the right to life for the unborn, the elderly and everyone in between. I have a proven pro-life record from my time in the legislature and would fight for the right to life as a member of Congress. -Ensure Religious Liberty: We must ensure our right to religious liberty. As a legislator, I fought for five legislative sessions to help pass West Virginia's Defense of Marriage Act. I will stand up for traditional marriage and fight against efforts to force religious values out of the public square.

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

An abortion should only be allowed if it is necessary to save the life of the mother.

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.

I am a Christian who accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 7 in 1974. I aim to honor and serve God in all areas of my life.


  • Brown University, Providence, RI, AB, 1990
  • Sissonville High School, Charleston, WV, HS, 1985
Work & Military
  • Poca Valley Bank, Vice President & CCO, 1996-Present
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Assistant Track & Field Coach (P-T), 2009
  • Charleston National Bank/Bank One, Correspondent Banking Officer, 1990-1996
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Western WV Board Member (2013-present)
  • Bush-Cheney '04, WV Social Conservative Coalition Chairman
  • Charleston Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Church Board Member (1991-92)
  • Legislative Prayer Breakfast Committee (WV), Chairman (1997-2006)
  • West Virginia State Senate, Held 2003-2006
  • West Virginia House of Delegates, Held 1993-2002

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