Candidate Profile
Stephen Fincher

Republican , Tennessee

Biography

Name
Stephen Fincher
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  96%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  80%, 83%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 81%
Club for Growth, 2015:  78%, 76%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  86%, 76%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  71%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  74%, 71%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  67%

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  30%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  18%, 8%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
House Conservatives Fund, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
33
Bruce Westerman, Carlos Curbelo, Charles Boustany Jr. M.D., Chuck Fleischmann, Club for Growth, Concerned Women for America and 27 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
93
Acton PAC, American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform, Associated Builders and Contractors, Better Leadership - Better America and 87 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, International Association of Firefighters, James E. Hall, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

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.

Strongly 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.

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.

Strongly 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. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

The sinful nature of man and the corrupting nature of power gave our Founders good reason to pause and separate the executive, legislative, and judiciary powers of government into three different branches rather than keep them all together. Simply put, power must be checked in order to not be abused.

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

1. Repealing Obamacare: Obamacare is a massive overreach of government that is threatening not only our freedoms, but our quality of healthcare. 2. My top priority to get the economy back on track so more Americans can find and keep good-paying jobs to provide for themselves and their families. 3. As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, I believe 2nd Amendment must be upheld. I pledge to fight for your constitutional right to keep and bear arms from being infringed upon.

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

No. Life begins at conception and we must do everything we can to protect the sanctity of life.

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. Voters. Congress. Supreme Court.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe that God is the creator of the universe and Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. My faith in Christ is the single most important aspect of my life and it is a personal source of strength. In all that I do, I try to walk according to Biblical principles and values and conduct my life in accordance with them.


Background

Education
  • Crockett County High School, Alamo, 1990
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Archer's Chapel United Methodist Church, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Lifetime Member
  • Ducks Unlimited, Member
  • Fincher Southern Gospel Ministry, Singer
  • United Methodist Men, Former President
  • Archer's Chapel United Methodist Church, PPR Commi, Former Chair
  • Crockett County Dixie Youth Baseball, Former President
  • Gideons International, Member
Offices
  • United States Congressman, TN-08, Held 2011-present
 

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