Candidate Profile
Gregory Duke

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Gregory Duke
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
21st Century Majority Fund

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

2014 NRA grade: AQ (https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/Georgia/)

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

Disagree

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

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.

Disagree

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

The heavy hand of Great Britain's government was restricting commerce thru taxes, so the founders designed a new system of government that would allow its citizens to pursue their interest with little government interference.

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

1 - healthcare: The Affordable Care Act may have been developed with good intent, however, the unintended consequences of it's hasty design and implementation have hurt the economy by tying up the discretionary income of individuals and businesses. It is important that we put healthcare back into the free market with reforms that can address the issues that the ACA attempted to address. 2 - immigration: Current immigration laws have served well when enforced. We naturalize more individuals seeking citizenship than the rest of the world combined. Protecting the border from illegal immigrants would assure a sense of security for all American citizens. 3 - constitutional law: The constitution was designed to protect the people by restricting the power of the presidency. Our president shows total disregard for our constitution in trying to make adjustments to laws without the authority to do so.

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

I have heard the stories of some great people who were the product of rape. What if their mother had decided to have an abortion? The only circumstance I could support is if the mother's life was in danger.

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,Industry,Congress,Supreme Court,Academia,Media

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The Bible is the inerrant word of God, designed to guide man through life's challenges.


Background

Education
  • Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, n/a, 1981
  • Darton College, Albany, GA, n/a, 1980
  • Dougherty High School, Albany, GA, HS Diploma, 1978
Work & Military
  • State of Georgia, Licensed Dispensing Optician, 1991-present
Affiliations
  • First Baptist Church of Albany, GA, SS Director, Properties & Budget Committees
  • Camp Hawkins, ministry team
  • iRONMAN Breakfast Bible Study, cook
  • Lee County Schools Booster Clubs, fundraiser: theatre, football, cheer, golf, soccer
  • Dixie Youth Baseball, former Board of Directors, tee-ball coach
  • Lee County Republican Party, delegate,County Chair
  • Opticians Association of Georgia, member
  • YMCA, member
Offices
  • Lee County Board of Education, Held 2001-2012
 

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