Candidate Profile
Richard McGinnis

Republican , West Virginia


Richard McGinnis
State Rep., Dist. 35

Panel Rating

Leans Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Citizens Defense League WV (WVCDL), 2013:  D-




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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.


2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.


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.


12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.


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

The United States of America was founded by men and women who witnessed oppression by the sovereignty of Great Britain. Because of this tyranny, they believed the power of the government must be limited and divided to prevent an oligarchy from taking control.

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 Agree

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 Congress Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I have been saved from eternal damnation because I confessed my sins and I believe Jesus Christ shed his blood for my sin more than two thousand years ago and I will have eternal life after my death. I attempt to always treat others as I want to be treated and if I can not say something good about someone not say anything at all.


  • West Virginia State University, Institute, BS, 1974
  • Marshall University, Huntington, MS, 1984
Work & Military
  • U. S. Navy, Third Class Petty Officer, 4
  • WV Association of Diabetes Educators, Treasurer
  • West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, President
  • None
  • None

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