Candidate Profile
Barry D. Loudermilk

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Barry D. Loudermilk
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2016:  92%
Club for Growth, 2015:  90%, 90%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  84%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  67%

89%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

13%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Freedom Works PAC

Reported by Candidate

3
National Rifle Association, Freedom Works, Citizens Against Government Waste

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
16
Alex Mooney, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin, Barbara Comstock, Club for Growth, Concerned Women for America, Evan H. Jenkins and 10 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
59
21st Century Majority Fund, Allen West Guardian Fund, American Conservative Union, Andrew Harris, Associated Builders and Contractors, Austin Scott and 53 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Airline Pilots Association

Summary

2%

LIBERAL

98%

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.

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.

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.

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 (The People), Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only when necessary to prevent the death of the mother. That decision should only be made by the mother and father of the child, in consultation with the doctor.

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

Hamilton, Adams and Washington all referenced the 'depravity of man" as cited in Jeremiah 17:9 as the predominate need for separating the powers of government. "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9. The Federalist Papers reference Montesquieu when discussing the powers of government. Montesquieu; however, derived the three branches from Isaiah 33:22, "The Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King, the Lord is our Judge..."

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that upon creation, God has given every individual rights, and the authority to protect and defend those rights. However, those rights and liberties are not without limitation. Understanding the nature of the human heart, God also established "Natural Laws" that constrain those liberties to protect the rights of others. Sir William Blackstone, who Jefferson cites in the Declaration of Independence, stated that the "Laws of Nature" is God's will as defined by nature and "The Laws of Nature's God" is God's will as defined by scripture. While we are to uphold the laws of God, as defined in the scriptures, as humans we will ultimately fail. However, God has given us forgiveness through the sacrifice of Jesus, which provides forgiveness and eternal life to all who believe. We must live according to his inerrant Word, and how we live our lives is the true testimony of the Gospel.

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.

My fight for conservative principles is too numerous to list here, but my public service in the Georgia state legislature and in my first year in Congress is a public testimony to being a conservative leader. Freedom Works, in their endorsement, stated "Barry Loudermilk is of the best of the next generation freedom fighters." The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste rated me as the most effective member of Congress in fighting against wasteful government spending. I have also received the "Sanctity of Life Award" for my years of fighting to protect the unborn. As a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, I am continuously fighting for conservative causes, and restoring the nation to what the Founders intended and envisioned. I have recently introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to force Congress to balance the budget and address the runaway debt.

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

barryloudermilk@standwithbarry.com,

Additional comment from candidate:

During my first year in Congress, I have fought to change the culture in Washington DC, bring in new leadership, reduce the size and scope of government, protect life, and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a nation that is free, safe and full of opportunity. I will continue in that fight.


Background

Education
  • Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, BS, 1992
  • Community College of the Air Force, Colorado Springs, Associates, 1987
Work & Military
  • USAF, SSGT, 8
  • Civil Air Patrol, LtCol, 11
Affiliations
  • Firm Reliance, Inc, President
  • Barley Loaf Ministries, Board Member
  • Tiger Flight, Board Member
Offices
  • Georgia State Representative, Held 6
  • Georgia State Senator, Held 3
 

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