Candidate Profile
Walter Lawrence "Lawrence" Gaughan

Democrat , Virginia

Biography

Name
Walter Lawrence "Lawrence" Gaughan
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. House, Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

67%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

1
AFL-CIO

Reported by Candidate

1
VA Governor Terry McCauliffe VA Senator Mark Warner VA AFL-CIO PDA Charlottesville Mayor Huja

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Democratic Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
LGBT Democrats of Virginia, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

2014 NRA grade: D (https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/Virginia/) USA Numbers candidate position on immigration: https://www.numbersusa.com/content/elections/races/congressional/house-election/2014-virginia-05th-congressional-district.html

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.

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Disagree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

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.

Neutral

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

Agree

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

Basic to human nature (especially among males) are FEAR and GREED and the desire to fight and kill other people, animals, and one's self. THE CONSTITUTION is designed to protect us against these basic human instincts and allow us to function as a free society.

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

1.) We need to END corporate welfare and crony capitalism, because it is leading us toward becoming a fascist oligarchy. We need to stop this business of letting American companies move their operations over-seas and hire non-American workers. The CONSTITUTION was intended to protect us from the tyranny of oligarchy. 2.) We need to remove the power to declare war from the executive branch. We have gotten away from the CONSTITUTION on this issue. 3.) We need to follow the example of the rest of the modern industrialized world and provide health care and a living wage to our working families and citizens.

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

We should NOT take away or restrict the freedoms and rights of women to decide for themselves what is done to their bodies. We do not need MEN in legislative bodies telling women what they can or can't do to their personal bodies. It is wrong and UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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.

1.) We The PEOPLE (voters AND non-voters), 2.) The U.S. House, 3.) The U.S. Senate, 4.) The Supreme Court, 5.) The states, 6.) The President and executive branch.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Personal.


Background

Education
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, MA, 2013
  • University of Montana, Missoula, MT, BFA, 1994
Work & Military
  • GOV360, Founder/Exec.Dir., 5
  • Entertainment Industry, Actor/Director/Producer, 20
Affiliations
  • GOV360, Founder/Exec.Dir.
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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