Candidate Profile
Kevin Hagerty

Republican , West Virginia


Kevin Hagerty
State Rep., Dist. 54

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

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




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

Strongly Agree

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Individuals tend to serve their own best interest. Therefore, the founders set up the Constitution in such a way that no person or persons could hold the most power. This is a form of checks and balances to ensure that the United States of America would not become an authoritarian regime. The founders wrote the Constitution in a way that would provide debate and discussion before anything is enacted.

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.

Except professional sports, all of these things are addressed in the Constitution. Therefore, all of these items have authority and must be protected. In addition to this, I would change "voters" to "citizens" because all citizens have equal rights.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God above all. I believe that it is because of God's son, Jesus Christ, that all people have the opportunity to achieve life after death in the Kingdom of Heaven. All people should treat others with kindness and love, the way that Jesus did when he walked on this earth among us. I am a God-fearing man that believes in the power of prayer. I believe that through God anything is possible. God has blessed all of us with more than we need. It is because of God that life will go on and an eternity of peace is achievable after death. All men sin, however, God knows this and we may ask for his forgiveness and will be forgiven.


  • Petersburg High School, Petersburg, High School Diploma, 2010
  • South Branch Career and Technical Center, Petersburg, Cooperative Education, 2010
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, BS - Political Science (expected), 2014
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Shepherd University Republican's Club, Member/ Representative
  • Lambda Chi Alpha, Risk Management Officer
  • Relay for Life, Volunteer
  • Cumberland Valley Breast Cancer Alliance, Volunteer to assist in gaining contributions
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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