Candidate Profile
Thomas "John" Nelson

Republican , Alaska


Thomas "John" Nelson
U.S. Rep., At Large

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

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

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Quit Funding Terrorism

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

Sinful human nature is the reasons our founding fathers created the separation of powers to protect against accumulation of power and a tyrannical government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe our Constitutional Republic was established to protect our Religious Liberties.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I established Liberty First Alaska to help educate individuals on the Constitution and work towards restoring Liberty in our nation.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Healthcare is a State Issue. The 10th Amendment defines this. Many individuals pay premiums but receive no benefits until their deductible is met. I propose that instead of paying an insurance company for "health Insurance" we should simply pay for health care.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The federal government should promote free trade through sound fiscal and monetary policy.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I promote reducing regulations and support a flat tax

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Provide a healthy economic environment for free enterprise.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Congress must act now to secure social security benefits for future generations. One way to accomplish this is to provide younger workers the option to voluntarily contribute to an independent retirement system outside of social security and stop the raid on the Social Security Trust Funds.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am licensed as a Financial Advisor. Financial planning is what I do. I can help Congress be fiscally responsible and pass a balanced budget.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: / 907-357-2381

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Ever since the 2008-2009 Financial crisis, I have been asking what can I do, how can I make a difference. I then started looking for a solution when I realized that the solution was right in front of us all the time. We must get back to The Constitution to restore law and order in our nation. I am honored to have your support.


  • Anchorage Community College, Anchorage, 1985
Work & Military
  • Industry Specific Training, Financial Advisor
  • APMA, Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor
  • FINRA, Securities Licenses 6,7,63,66
  • Liberty FIrst Alaska, President
  • Joe Miller Campaign, Treasurer
  • Rotary, Member
  • Amy Demboski Campaign, Volunteer
  • Chugiak High School Football Booster, Volunteer
  • Chugiak Youth Sports Association, Past President/Coach
  • Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Member
  • Civil Air Patrol, Cadet
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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