Candidate Profile
Kelli Ward

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Kelli Ward
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business AZ (NFIB-AZ), 2013-14:  100%

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Planned Parenthood Advocates of AZ, 2015:  0%

0%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Americans for Legal Immigration, Conservative Freedom Fighters, Government is Not God PAC, Gun Owners of America, Mark Levin, National Association of Gun Rights PAC

Reported by Candidate

6
Gun Owners of America, Mark Levin, Phyllis Schlafly, Ron Paul, Christ McDaniel, Tom Tancredo

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Club for Growth, Jon Kyl, Patriots for Economic Freedom, Paul Gosar, State Republican Party Organizations, William "Bill" Cassidy
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Club for Growth, Free Agents PAC, Government Is Not God PAC, Louis Pate, Patriots for Economic Freedom, USA First

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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.

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.

Disagree

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

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?

There are no medical circumstances in which an abortion would be the only way to save the life of the mother except with ectopic/tubal pregnancies, in which it is impossible to save the child with current medical technologies. Otherwise, absolutely no exceptions. I have a 100% Pro-Life Voting Record in the AZ State Senate according to Cathi Herrod with Center for Arizona Policy.

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

America's Founders were heavily influenced by the protestant understand of Original Sin known as "Total Depravity," the theological notion that all aspects of our being are tainted by sin, which is our relational rebellion against God. Sin is what supposedly would make life in a state of nature "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." In order to make a republic work, we must "divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other."

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

From my church's website: The Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God that tells us what to believe and how to live. There is one God, revealed in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ came in the flesh born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay for our sins, was raised from the dead, ascended into Heaven and will come again to judge the living and the dead. All people are sinners and need the grace of God. Salvation is only through faith in Jesus

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.

In the Arizona State Senate, I established a rock solid record as an effective conservative legislator, with 19 bills signed into law in 2015 alone. My priorities were framed by an "AZ, Not DC" approach, which motivated my Second Amendment Protection Act and my Fourth Amendment Protection Act, nullifying any federal infringements on The Bill of Rights. If it is not among the enumerated powers in Article I, Section 8, according to the 10th Amendment, it should not be done.

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

drkelliward@gmail.com

Additional comment from candidate:

Q #17...I'd prefer that the government had never gotten involved in marriage....it is an institution ordained by God in Genesis, so it should not involve bureaucrats. Q #21...Especially with such an expansive welfare state "safety net" Constitutional Isn't Optional.


Background

Education
  • A.T. Still School of Health Management, MPH
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Mediciine, D.O.
  • Duke University, B.S.
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Rotary International
  • Flying Doctors of Mercy
Offices
  • Arizona State Senate, Held 2013-2015
 

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