Candidate Profile
Mary Kay Bacallao

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Mary Kay Bacallao
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Unborn children need to be protected. Abortion should be allowed if the mother's life is at risk.

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

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, because people have a tendency to be selfish, self-seeking and sinful. To counteract this, America's founders, with knowledge of the Bible, set up a system of checks and balances with Congress having legislative authority, the president as the executive and the Supreme Court to ensure that laws passed would be according to the Constitution. Federal duties are few, the rest are left to the states or the people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in all the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as the divinely inspired Word of God. I believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God the Father and I believe when Jesus left, He gave us the infilling of the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. I believe that Jesus rose from the dead, that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I believe that God created people for his glory, and that the only purpose in life is to love God and love people. I believe that the only way to overcome sin and the difficulties of life is by God's power working in our lives. Anything I do that is selfish or sinful does not reflect the glory of God. Anything I do that is excellent or praiseworthy is because of God's working in my life by faith and it is for God's glory alone. I believe in the 10 Commandments and what Jesus did when summed them all up in 2, to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves. God gives all men and women free will.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

When serving on the Fayette County School Board, I was most often the only no vote (4-1) on many issues of freedom such as a vote against common core textbooks, a vote against no bid contracts, and a vote against the budget because it was an all-or-nothing vote that decreased the percent of the budget that was spent on actual instruction. I also studied the state and federal education legislation and proposed legislative priorities based on putting parents and local citizens back in charge of what was being taught. The information on these initiatives can be found at our Educational Freedom Coalition website: www.EducationalFreedomCoalition.com Details about my voting record can be found on my personal website: MaryKayBacallao.com

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

MaryKayBacallao@hotmail.com 678-923-0597 or 678-817-4885

Additional comment from candidate:

Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao will challenge a longtime incumbent U.S. Senator in the Georgia Republican primary on May 24th. Are you are looking for a legislator who will read the bills and vote in light of the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions? Mary Kay Bacallao has read the bills as a citizen activist and a local school board member. If you are all too familiar with the effects of legislation passed at the federal level in recent years and are looking for a watchdog legislator, you should consider voting for Mary Kay Bacallao. She realized unjust legislation at the federal level was being used to take authority over education from parents, teachers, students and locally elected school officials. She tried to stop the passage of the new federal education bill, but was unsuccessful. She warned the incumbent that if he voted for the bill, she would run against him. She is keeping her promise.


Background

Education
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl., Ed.D., 1996
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl., Masters, 1991
  • Miami Christian College, Miami, Fl, BA, 1988
Work & Military
  • Mercer University, Professor, 2003-present
  • St. Thomas University, Associate Professor, 1998-2003
  • Elementary School Teacher, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, 1988-1997
  • Florida Atlantic University, Visiting Professor, 1997-1998
Affiliations
  • Educational Freedom Coalition, Founder
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Conference Presenter
  • National Science Teachers Association, Conference Presenter
Offices
  • Fayette County School Board, Held 2013
  • State School Superintendent, Sought 2014
 

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