Candidate Profile
Steve Knight

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Steve Knight
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 25
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  73%, 67%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  62%, 62%
Club for Growth, 2015:  56%, 56%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  53%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  33%

73%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  16%
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%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

18%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Reported by Candidate

0
George and Sharon Runner Retired State Senators Elton Gallegly Former Congressman Jean Fuller State Senator District 18 Scott Wilk State Assemblyman District 38 Cameron Smyth Retired State Assemblyman Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Howard "Buck" McKeon, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Republican Congressional Committee
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
72
Alamo PAC, Allen West Guardian Fund, Bob Latta, Brett Guthrie, Bringing Yellowhammer Republicans New Energy PAC, Buddy Carter and 66 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Airline Pilots Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

Disagree

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

Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Neutral

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed 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.

Neutral

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 in the Constitution?

Because so much power is centered in DC, our nation's Capitol is a hotbed of corruption. Too often our representatives seek their own interests over the interests of their constituents. It is therefore vital to maintain a distinct and clear separation of powers between the three branches of government. Government must be accountable and "of the people." This can only be accomplished with a system of checks and balances - a premise our nation's Founders recognized when drafting the Constitution.

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

There is not a single issue that Americans care about more than the state of our economy. We’ve come a long way since the recession first hit, but we must continue to advance policies that bolster economic development, cut regulatory red tape, and ensure that taxes don’t rob the middle class of their hard-earned savings. We must also address our growing national debt. The tax-and-spend brand of politics that has become commonplace for our government is unacceptable. We must instead work to ensure balanced budgets and responsible, accountable spending of tax revenue. In addition to strengthening private sector growth and capping our nation’s out-of-control spending, I will focus on addressing our country’s growing illegal immigration problem. America’s immigration policy must be addressed for its deficiencies and updated to reflect 21st Century realities. Addressing illegal immigration is critical because the drug war in Mexico must not be allowed to spill over to the United Stat

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

I am pro-life and believe that life begins at conception.

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, Supreme Court, Voters, Congress

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Bible-beliving Christian who rests his faith in Jesus Christ, and His ability to change lives through selfless sacrifice and undying love.

Background

Education

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Work & Military

  • United States Army, Soldier, 4
  • Los Angeles Police Department, Patrol Officer, 18

Affiliations

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Offices

  • U.S. Congress, Held 2
  • California State Senate, Held 2
  • California State Assembly, Sought 4
  • Palmdale City Council, Sought 3
 

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