Candidate Profile
Jo Rae Perkins

Republican , Oregon


Jo Rae Perkins
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4

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Constitutional Freedom Party

Reported by Candidate

Cliff Wooten (former Linn County Commissioner), State Representative Mike Nearman


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.


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.


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.


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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in the most rarest of circumstances when the life of the mother is absolutely without a doubt in jeopardy and the pre-born cannot survive outside the womb. However, I believe that every effort should be made to save the lives of the mother and the pre-born baby.

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

They felt that mankind was not perfect and prone to sin and a lust for power given the opportunity. Therefore they developed a system of checks and balances to keep the country from tyranny.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, He is the Son of God. I believe that we have free will to choose to serve God or not. I choose to serve God. It is in that willingness to serve God that He has placed a call on my heart and life to enter the political arena. I am staunchly pro-life and believe that marriage is defined by God as one man and one woman.

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.

I do not have a voting record if I did it would look like the following. 1. Is the question before the House Constitutional? Does it meet the test as outlined in the Constitution the job of the Congress? If it fails it is a no vote. The main role of the federal government is to provide for national security. I will vote in favor of a stronger military. To increase the economic standing of our citizens, we must immediately work towards decreasing the debt and deficit. This will lower taxes and relax regulations against businesses. Combined that will put more money into the hands of our citizens and in turn their economic standing will naturally improve. I will introduce legislation to immediately change the Dole v Bolton Supreme Court garding late term abortions. Which must be ended.

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

jorae@Perkins4Oregon - 541-979-5359

Additional comment from candidate:

I am confident that God has called me to serve in the U.S. Congress for 'such a time as this.' Our nation is in crisis and we need men and women who will pray for America and seek God's will. We need elected officials who are not ashamed of the Gospel. I am a Constitutional Conservative. We have a Rule of Law and it must be adhered to. I am a Patriot, an Oath Keeper and III%. I will work towards pushing back the size of and the overreach of the Federal Government.


  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, BS, 2013
  • University of Portland, Portland, Ex Cert, 2005
  • Linn Benton Comm Clg, Albany, AS, 1979
Work & Military
  • Oregon State University, Office Specialist 2, 1.5
  • Eagle Financial Planning & Investments LLC, Financial Advisor (CFP), 3
  • Key Investment Services & US Bancorp Investments, 2 firms Sr. Financial Advisor, 7
  • Tripp & Tripp, Town & Country, Re/Max 2000, Realtor, 4
  • Jesus Pursuit Church, Prayer Team
  • Christian Chamber NW, Member
  • Living Water Church, Prayer Team Leader
  • N.W. Art & Air Festival, Volunteer Crew Coordinator
  • Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, Greeter and Ambassador
  • Love in the Name of Christ, Volunteer
  • Concerned Women for America, Member
  • Albany Visitors Association, Pres; VP; Sec; Bd member
  • Precinct Committee Person, Held 7
  • Mayor Albany Oregon, Sought 2010
  • US Senate, Sought 2014

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