Candidate Profile
James (Jim) Fischer

Republican , New York


James (Jim) Fischer
U.S. Rep., Dist. 20

Panel Rating

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New York State Conservative Party

Reported by Candidate


Selected Contributions


Conservative Party of New York State, National Federation of Independent Business, National Right to Life Committee, State Republican Party Organizations







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.


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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.


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.


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 Disagree

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


14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.


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

While mankind has an egalitarian bent,the framers of our constitution understood that at its core mankind is selfish and prone to abuse of power, if that power is left unchecked.

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

1) Creating a strong economy that provides adequate opportunities for people to pursue the American Dream, and not become dependent upon government. A strong economy provides real hope to people that they can improve their circumstances and have the dignity that comes with providing for themselves and their families. 2) Fixing our immigration system, including securing the borders. Our national sovereignty is guaranteed only if we can control who is able to enter our country, and if our immigration laws are followed. As a nation of immigrants, we owe it to those who are following our immigration laws, to ensure that there is a level playing field. We also owe it to the citizens of the US to protect them from potentially dangerous individuals crossing our border illegally and protect taxpayers from abuse of our system by illegal immigrants. 3) National Security. Protecting our citizens and homeland is the most important role of our government.

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

Yes, certainly when the life of the mother is at stake.

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.

Constitution. Based on the documents you reference, all civil authority is spelled out in the Constitution.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs can be summed up in The Apostles Creed. My values are informed by my belief in God, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, who saved me when I called upon his name. I am called to love God, love my fellow man, and serve. This is my motivation for running for Congress.


  • SUNY College at Cortland, Cortland, NY, BA, 1983
Work & Military
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  • East Glenville Community Church, Elder
  • Spa Christian School, Board Member
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