Candidate Profile
Buddy Carter

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Buddy Carter
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 78%
Club for Growth, 2015:  76%, 76%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  73%, 73%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  50%

82%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  13%, 13%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Georgia Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Others

1
BIPAC - Business-Industry Political Action Committee

Reported by Candidate

1
Georgia Right to Life A Rating from NRA Defender of Liberty - 100% Rating from ACU Americans for Tax Reform Pledge Signer 15 of 17 Sheriffs in district

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
30
Austin Scott, Barbara Comstock, Barry Loudermilk, Bruce Poliquin, Carlos Curbelo, Cresent Hardy and 24 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
26
21st Century Majority Fund, Alan Nunnelee, Associated Builders and Contractors, CMR, Doug Collins, Eye of the Tiger PAC and 20 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Airline Pilots Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, United Mine Workers of America

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

CONSERVATIVE

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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 Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

The Founders carefully defined, separated, and limited the powers within the Constitution because the understood the importance of a non-centralized government. After experiencing the oppression of The Crown, the Founders knew that America could not be successful without the careful and thoughtful limitation to powers within the government.

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

1) The “Affordable Care Act,” which is neither affordable nor offers better care should immediately be dismantled, repealed and replaced. As a healthcare professional and small business owner, I know firsthand just how bad this law is. Our healthcare system should be a market based system that expands access and care. 2) We must operate this country on a balanced budget. I would push for a balanced budget amendment once in Congress because Americans have to balance their budgets at home and the federal government should have to live by the same standard. 3) The primary role of the federal government is to keep its citizens safe by way of a strong military. In Congress, I will support legislation that will keep our military strong and provide the necessary resources to our troops in harm's way.

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

No

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

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs and my relationship with God are more important to me than anything else. My beliefs were instilled in me as a child and I have worked everyday to grow closer to God and share his message. I have raised my children with these values and am proud to say that my three sons have grown up to be men of God as well. America is at a turning point when it comes to morality. With issues such as marijuana, abortion, and gay marriage constantly becoming more and more common in our country, we need conservatives who will stand up to protect the unborn, protect marriage as defined by God, and keep illegal drugs illegal.


Background

Education
  • Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, Board of Trustees
  • Young Harris College, Board of Trustees
  • National Community Pharmacists Association, Member
  • The Academy of Independent Pharmacists, Member
  • Pooler Georgia Rotarty Club, Member
  • Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Member
Offices
  • Georgia State Senate, Held 5
  • Georgia State House, Held 5
  • Mayor of Pooler, Sought 1994
 

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