Candidate Profile
Thomas Dee Wight

Democrat , Georgia

Biography

Name
Thomas Dee Wight
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

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.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Neutral

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Neutral

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.

Agree

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.

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 within the Constitution?

I believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the government, while protected in their inherent and inalienable rights by the law; and that sedition and rebellion are unbecoming every citizen thus protected, and should be punished accordingly

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

Health care. Labor and employment. Energy Independence.

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

Congress should clearly define life as beginning at birth.

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 Congress and the Supreme Court (equal branches of government) Voters

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that every man should be honored in his station, rulers and magistrates as such, being placed for the protection of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty; and that to the laws all men owe respect and deference, as without them peace and harmony would be supplanted by anarchy and terror; human laws being instituted for the express purpose of regulating our interests as individuals and nations, between man and man; and divine laws given of heaven, prescribing rules on spiritual concerns, for faith and worship, both to be answered by man to his Maker.


Background

Education
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, JD, 1989
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, BS, 1986
Work & Military
  • Thomas Wight, Attorney, 2010 - 2014
  • State of Georgia, Assistant District Attorney, 2002 - 2010
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Lilburn City Council, Held 2013 - 2014
 

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