Candidate Profile
Anthony Tomkins

Constitution , Idaho

Biography

Name
Anthony Tomkins
Party
Constitution
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Neutral

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neutral

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Neutral

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court, Media, Academia, Industry, Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe that abortion should only be considered in a medical emergency and must be considered thoughtfully and prayerfully.

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

America's Founders knew that people were not perfect. They stated this in the preamble to the Constitution, "in order to form a more perfect Union," showing they didn't even believe they were perfect. They limited the powers of government to protect the people from the imperfections of those who would represent them.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in Christ. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I believe that God inspired our Founding Fathers to fight for liberty and draft the Constitution. I believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all people.

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 have not served in public office, so I do not have a track record to prove my stance on issues. People will have to take me at my word.

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

anthony@anthonytomkins.com

Additional comment from candidate:

Anthony Tomkins is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Any job titles or ranks do not imply endorsement from the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.


Background

Education
  • Buhl High School, Buhl, ID, Diploma, 2006
Work & Military
  • Valley Office Systems, Copier Technician, 2
  • Jerome Cheese Company, Mechanic, 2
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Sergeant, 10
Affiliations
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary, Hawaii Honolulu Mission, 2008-2010
  • Boy Scouts of America, Webelos Den Leader, 2012-Current
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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