Candidate Profile
Andrew Harris

Republican , Maryland

Biography

Name
Andrew Harris
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2016:  100%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 93%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  88%, 90%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  88%
Club for Growth, 2015:  90%, 86%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  80%

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  10%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  0%, 6%
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%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Eagle Forum PAC, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
74
Adam Hasner, Alex Mooney, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin, Barbara Comstock, Barry Loudermilk, Bobby Schilling and 68 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
100
American Conservative Union, American Principles, American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bill Shuster and 94 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Jeff Gorell
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, Communication Workers of America, Jeffrey A. Legum, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Saltchuk Resources

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

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.

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.

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?

When the life of the mother is threatened, which, as a physician, I know is an exceedingly rare situtation.

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

Mankind's propensity to seek power when given the opportunity, whether justified or not.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Catholic. I believe that we live under God's rules and laws, and that natural law should be the basis for man-made law.

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 voting record in twelve years in the Maryland State Senate and my two and a half terms in the House of Representatives.

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

andy.harris@harris.house.gov, 202-225-5311

Additional comment from candidate:

America needs strong conservative representation in Congress to restore this country to greatness. As a veteran, a family man, and a physician I can continue to be a conservative leader in the House.


Background

Education
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, B.S., 1977
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, M.D., 1980
  • Johns Hopkins University conferred degree, Baltimore, MHS, 1995
Work & Military
  • Navy Reserve Medical Corps, Commander, 1988-2010
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • State Senator (Maryland), Held 1999-2011
  • Congressman, Held 2011-current
 

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