Candidate Profile
Jim C. McDermott

Libertarian , Alaska


Jim C. McDermott
U.S. Rep., At Large

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal



Libertarian Party

Reported by Candidate

Alaska Libertarian Party


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


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.


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.


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.


Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.


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.


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.


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.


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


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

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


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, Free Press, Academia, Industry, Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I stand 100% with the unborn baby who needs an activist to help ensure their right to life.

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

Power corrupts and our America’s Founders system is to control, balance, and to limit power because absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of the greatest teacher ever "Jesus Christ".

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Somewhat Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I am financially very conservative and social issues I am often more liberal.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 907-978-2317

Additional comment from candidate:

Detail-oriented, forward thinking leader with a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and student success. Solid business management experience, personnel supervision, marketing, sales, budget management, and inventory control. Twenty-two years in the United States Air Force taught the importance of leadership and teamwork; developing clearly defined objectives and successfully executing them; skills which are transferable to the business sector. Over 13 years of successful experience in a college environment; academic advising, counseling, teaching, and mentoring.


  • University of La Verne, La Verne, M.S., 2001
  • Wayland Baptist University, Anchorage, B.S., 1999
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, MSgt., 22
  • SCORE, Small Business Counselor
  • Fairbanks Youth Advocates, Board member
  • UAF Academic Leadership Institute (2015-16), Leadership
  • College Entrepreneurial Organization, Faculty advisor 2013-2016
  • Associated Students of Business, Faculty advisor 2009-2012
  • • UAF Rural Alaska Honors Institute, Instructor (Summer 2016)
  • International Journal of Business Administration, Published: Vol. 7, No. 4; July 2016
  • Building Organizational Capacity, NCU Post graduate class 2016
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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