Candidate Profile
Amanda Lynn Hinson

Republican , Minnesota


Amanda Lynn Hinson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7

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Danette Colin, Daniel Goeden, Diane Schermerhorn, Judy Johnson, Kristin Poortvliet, Roger Johnson


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.


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.


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.


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?

Under no circumstance should abortion be a pursuit of the public.

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

The Founding Fathers knew that despite our attempts at being good and perfect, we as humans fail. When the nation was founded, they wanted to protect us from the tyrannical leadership they had encountered including a king who made his own interpretations of Scripture or treated people harshly if they did not believe like him. They set up checks and balances in order for government to have accountability and limited power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. No man comes to the Father except through Christ. I depend on God for daily wisdom and hope to glorify God in all I say, think and do. My highest value is the truth-- even if it means admitting a mistake. I believe kindness goes a long way, and our leaders can model to others how we ought to treat one another. I am a lover of justice, and I will continue to fight for those who are oppressed or mistreated in this world. I believe women need to be valued, no matter what their role is in today's society. I am for liberty, faith, and family.

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've fought for the religious freedoms of people around the world, pointed out the shortcomings of a liberal agenda to leaders in our foreign consulates as well as to followers and friends, acted fiscally responsible, while poor and destitute did not take on government assistance, refuse to use subsidized insurance, speak out for our conservative principles in speeches and through writing. I've been a member of the Republican party since I was 18.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

We can make a difference. Our Republic is up to us. Let's make a real difference this year in who we send to Washington so that we can have relevant, informed decision-makers in Congress who will fight for our families, our nation, and our freedom. I ask for your vote. God bless you!


  • Hamline University, St. Paul, TEFL Certificate, 2013
  • Far East State Transport University, Khabarovsk, Russia, 2011
  • North Central University, Minneapolis, Mass Communications, 2001
Work & Military
  • Assemblies of God World Missions, Missionary, Communications Specialist, 2008-2016
  • Wide Open Curtains, Author, 2012
  • Memory Videos by Amanda Lynn Hinson, Owner/Video Producer, 2002-2008
  • Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, TV Producer, 2002
  • Buffalo Community Assembly of God, Children/Youth/Music Pastor
  • Wadena Assembly of God Church, Youth/Music Leader
  • Living Waters Pelican Rapids Church, Youth/Music Leader
  • Manchester English School, Khabarovsk, English Teacher
  • Nasha Shkola, Russian and ESL Substitute Teacher, Volunteer
  • Long Prairie Public Schools, Parent Advisory Committee
  • Bluffton Christian School, Music Teacher
  • 7th Congressional District of Minnesota GOP, Vice Chair, Deputy Chair
  • Buffalo City Council, Sought 2008

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