Candidate Profile
Joyce McDonald

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Joyce McDonald
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 10
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Human Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Sec. of State Kym Wyman Fmr. AG Rob McKenna Fmr. Sec. of State Sam Reed Senator Bruce Dammeier Representative Hans Zeiger Representative Dick Muri

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
7
Drew MacEwen, Graham Hunt, Hans Zeiger, J.T Wilcox, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Melanie Stambaugh, Steve O'Ban
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Andrew Barkis, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Hans Zeiger, National Rifle Association, New Pioneers PAC, Republican Women's Organizations and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Police Associations, Larry Seaquist, Pat McCarthy

Summary

22%

LIBERAL

78%

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. 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 into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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.

Strongly 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 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 Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

14. The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

"All political power is inherent in the people." Limiting the powers of government was necessary to protect our government of the people. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, therefore checks and balances are needed to ensure that the government itself does not become a threat to people's rights.

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

Balance the federal budget and require that a plan be enacted to pay down the $17 trillion debt. We cannot continue to mortgage our children's future. Protect our nations borders, it is a matter of national security. Maintain a prepared military and keep the promises made to our veterans. Improve our tax system to make it fairer and more efficient. This is good for both business and families. Controlling government spending and allowing people to keep more of what they earn spurs economic growth.

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

To protect the life of the mother. I am an adoptive parent and am so thankful that my son was given the opportunity to live.

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; Constitution; Congress; Voters;

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe that the Bible is the word of God and the foundation for my values.


Background

Education
  • Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, BA, 2000
  • Pierce College, Puyallup, WA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, Board Member
  • South Sound 911, Chair and Board Member
  • Remann Hall Juvenile Court, Volunteer
  • Summit Youth Center, President, Board Member
  • Children's Home Society, Foster Parent
  • Parent Teacher Association, President
  • Flood Control Zone Board, Chair, Board Member
  • Summit Youth Center, Youth Sports Coach
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 1996-2008
  • Pierce county Council, Held 2009-2016
  • Congress, Sought 2014
 

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