Candidate Profile
Theresa "Terry" Waxman

Republican , West Virginia


Theresa "Terry" Waxman
State Rep., Dist. 48

Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Citizens Defense League WV (WVCDL), 2013:  C+




Reported by Candidate

(None listed.)

Selected Contributions


America's Foundation PAC, David B. McKinley, Evan H. Jenkins, John Barrasso, Shelley Moore Capito, State Republican Party Organizations, Tom Price







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. 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.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.


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

Mankind gravitates toward strong central government to promote fairness among the people and security. A strong central government leads to tyranny. Our founders worked to keep government under the control of the people so that there was enough government to provide security but not too much government that would abuse the people. A divided government of checks and balances was established to protect the people from leaders corrupted by absolute power.

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 Constitution Congress and the Supreme Court equally with the consent of the voters.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God and that and his guidance in our individual lives leads to a happy and content life. I agree with our founders who believed that religion, virtue, and morality of the people are required for our form of government to succeed. There has been much effort to remove God from government. We need to understand it is with Gods help and guidance that we remain a free and prosperous nation. The separation of Church and State only means that the government shall not establish the Church and that we are free to practice our faith in the Church we desire. It does not mean that religious symbols should be removed from the public square.


  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, B.S., 1980
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Harrison County Medical Society Alliance, Treasurer
  • Harrison County School Volunteer
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