Candidate Profile
Linda Collins-Smith

Republican , Arkansas

Biography

Name
Linda Collins-Smith
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 19
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Arkansas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
AR Right to Life NFIB AR Carry 22 Legislators Senate: B Hester C Bledsoe B King A Clark G Stubblefield J Hendren J Cooper Elect S.Flippo &T Rice House: J Harris B Ballinger R Alexander Maj Ldr B Westerman J Barnett J Payton J Miller D Hobbs K Hopper J Farrer L Jean C Douglas Carnine

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Jason Rapert, Mike Huckabee, Missy Thomas Irvin, Republican National Committee, State Republican Party Organizations, Ted Cruz
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
20
Andrea Lea, Bryan King, Cecile Bledsoe, Charlie Collins, Citizens United, Duncan Baird and 14 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Democratic Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations, State Democratic Party Organizations

Summary

11%

LIBERAL

89%

CONSERVATIVE

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. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

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

By nature people are corrupted by power and the Founders spread power among the functions of government to keep power from being concentrated in the hands of a few.

17. 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.

Disagree

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.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God, Family then Country. I believe in the Almighty God. That I am saved by grace. Jesus lived bled and died to save me from my sins that I might have ever lasting life. I believe in hard work, equal pay for equal work, I believe in less government, less taxes and less regulation. Create the climate for business to create jobs and expand. A man/woman who can go to work and take care of their families have their pride. Give people a hand up...not a hand out. Give back if you are blessed and can. Right is right and wrong is wrong, do what's right and you sleep good at night. I am Pro-Life, Pro-Traditional Marriage, Pro-Sencond Amendment, Pro-Gun, Pro-Veternans and Military, Pro-Property Owners Rights. We must change our education system so we can compete nationally and internationally.


Background

Education
  • Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, AR, 1995
Work & Military
  • Real Estate Sales, Sales Management
  • Lodging Management/Ownership, 27 total years
Affiliations
  • AR Hospitality Assoc(AHA), Board Member & Contributor to PAC
  • Rotary, Member, Past Board Member
  • Sutton FW Baptist Church, Member, contributor
  • Friends of NRA, Board Member, Donations
  • NRA, NRA-PVF & NRA-ILA, Membership, Political Action
  • NFIB & Chamber, Member
  • Studio for the Arts, Board Pres, Donations
  • Republican Party of AR & others, Member & other
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2011-2012
 

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