Candidate Profile
Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 12
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Club for Growth, 2015:  71%, 71%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  71%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  60%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  4%, 4%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Concerned Women PAC, Georgia Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
State Sen. Tommie Williams Political Activist Pat Tippett State Rep. Barry Fleming Associated General Contractors Richmond County Commissioner Mary Davis Richmond County Commissioner Donnie Smith

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
23
Barbara Comstock, Bruce Poliquin, Carlos Curbelo, Cresent Hardy, Daniel Donovan, David Valadao and 17 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
68
21st Century Majority Fund, Acton PAC, American Conservative Union, American Principles, Andrew Harris, Associated Builders and Contractors and 62 more

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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 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 Founders secured our rights by establishing three branches of government, as the government itself is an entity from which the citizens need protecting. In the vein of checking government power, I want to enact term limits on those serving so that we can stop sending politicians that think they are above the law to Congress and replace them with ordinary people who have served their communities and want to go to Washington to secure every citizen's natural rights and make a difference.

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

1. Balance the Budget and Cut Reckless Spending- Washington is spending too much. Now more than ever, we need a Balanced Budget Amendment that will force Washington to tighten its belt and reign in wasteful spending. We can't afford to pass trillions in debt to our children and grandchildren. 2. Repeal Obamacare- Washington Democrats believe government is the answer to our nation's problems. We need to repeal Obamacare and push for market driven reforms rather than more big government solutions. 3. Enact Term Limits- The only way to stop the influence of the special interest groups, ruling elite, and the career politicians is to once and for all enact term limits on Members of Congress. We need to limit the time one person can serve in the United States Congress to four consecutive two year terms.

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

Only to save the life of the mother.

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, Family, Freedom are the tenants I live by.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I strive to trust in the Lord and His word and live my life according to the principles He set out in the Bible and look to the Apostles Creed. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell, The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead, I believe in the Holy Ghost. I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins, The resurrection of the body And the life everlasting. Amen.


Background

Education
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, BS- Building Construction, 1973
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Board of Directors, St. Joseph Hospital, Past Chairman
  • Exchange Club of Augusta, Past President
  • Augusta Easter Seal Society, Past Chairman
  • Leadership of Augusta, Supporter, Sponsor, and Active Alum
  • United Way, On the Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, YMCA of Augusta, Past Chairman
  • Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Past Chairman
  • Trinity-On-the-Hill Methodist Church, Past Chairman of Pastor-Parish Relations Committee
Offices
  • GA-12, Sought 2011-2012
 

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