Candidate Profile
Doug Collins

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Doug Collins
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 9
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2016:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  96%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  90%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 87%
Club for Growth, 2015:  82%, 87%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  84%, 86%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  80%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  79%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  59%

88%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  9%, 13%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2013-14:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

3
National Rifle Association, American Conservative Union, Rep. Trent Franks

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
20
Barbara Comstock, Barry Loudermilk, Buddy Carter, Darlene Senger, David Jolly, David Rouzer and 14 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
55
13th Colony Leadership Committee, 21st Century Majority Fund, 60 Plus Association, Acton PAC, Allen West Guardian Fund, American Conservative Union and 49 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
American Association for Justice, American Maritime Officers, International Association of Firefighters, Sheet Metal Workers International Association

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml

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.

Strongly 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 Agree

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, Industry, Academia, Media

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in cases of life of the mother.

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

The separation of powers exist as checks and balances on all branches of government. Right now, we have a President who is abusing his executive power and it is the job of the Congress to rein him in.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was a former pastor at the Chicopee Baptist Church and currently serve as an Air Force Reserve chaplain. My family is actively involved at the Lakewood Baptist Church.

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.

You can view my voting record at https://dougcollins.house.gov/voting-record/.

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

doug@collinsleads.com; (678) 936-8499

Additional comment from candidate:

No answer.


Background

Education
  • North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Bachelors, 1988
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Ministry, Masters, 1996
  • John Marshall University, Gainseville, JD, 2007
Work & Military
  • Air Force Reserve, Chaplain, 14
  • Collins & Csider LLC, Partner
  • Chicopee Baptist Church, Pastor
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 6
  • U.S. Representative, Held 4
  • State Representative, Sought 2007
 

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