Candidate Profile
Steve Foster

Republican , West Virginia

Biography

Name
Steve Foster
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 11
Incumbent
No
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Questionnaire

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.

Disagree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Neutral

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

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.

Agree

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

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Agree

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

Agree

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

Neutral

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.

Agree

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.

Agree

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

The tendency to consolidate powers under one ruler on one branch of government and thus no checks and balances. The tendency for a religion to become too involved with running of the government - a theocracy.

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.

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, Media, Industry,Professional Sports

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God and his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. That as a Christian it is our responsibility to help make God's kingdom here on earth a reality.


Background

Education
  • Tuck Exec. Progam, Hanover, NH, 1989
  • WV Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV, BA, 1970
Work & Military
  • Upshur Co.Dev Authority, Exec. Director, 2004-current
  • WV Wesleyan College, Sr. Advancement Dir., 2000-2004
  • Roquette America, Inc., VP Sales/Marketing/Logistics, 1993-2000
  • Union Carbide Corp., Pres. Amerchol Corp., 1970-1993
Affiliations
  • Chapel Hill UMC, Lay Leader, Trustee's Chair.
  • Buckhannon Rotary, Past President
  • WV Hardwood Alliance Zone, Past President
  • WV Economic Dev. Council, Past President
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Board of Directors
  • B/U Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • B/U CVB, Board Member
  • Central WV Aging Services, Past President of Board
Offices
  • none
  • none
 

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