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Russ Fagg

Republican , Montana


Russ Fagg
U.S. Senator

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Governor Marc Racicot, Governor Judy Martz, Governor Stan Stephens, Congressman Rick Hill, Congressman Denny Rehberg, Over 100 Republican officials statewide

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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.


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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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?

No circumstances justify an abortion.

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

Strong vetting of all immigrants to the US. Prosecute to the full extent of the law all terrorist crimes committed in the US, or against the US.

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

The original fall of man caused this constitutional limit.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Jesus. I believe all the law and all the prophets are summed up in the two greatest commandments: Love God with all your heart and Love your neighbor as yourself.

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.

Endorsements listed above. 100% rating from National Right to Life.

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

Choice and competition. Free market principles. Competition across state lines. HSA’s. Patient co pays and having skin in the game.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Governments job is not to create jobs, but to create an atmosphere for a economic prosperity thru limited government, Individual Responsibility, rule of law, respect for private property rights, and capitalism.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Flatten brackets and simplify it.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Economic prosperity.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Slowly raise the age when social security is available starting with workers entering the workforce.

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

State Judge for 22 years puts me in a unique position as I have handled 25,000 cases and have seen the best in humanity and the worst in humanity. I also do commercial real estate and have done well with that business. We also own oil royalty interests, which we purchased.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 406-855-0224

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

Based on my Judicial, legislative, and business experience, my endorsements from respected Montanans, and the fact I am a fourth generation Montanan, I am the Republican who can defeat the liberal and vulnerable Jon Tester. I would appreciate YOUR support. Thanks, and God Bless you. Russ Fagg


  • University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV, MJS, 1999
  • University of Montana, Missoula, MT, JD, 1986
  • Whitman College, Walla, Walla, WA, BS Economics, 1983
Work & Military
  • Russ Fagg and Associates, PLLC, Attorney, 2017-current
  • State District Court, Judge, 1995-2017
  • Deputy County Attorney, Attorney, 1993-1995
  • City Prosecutor, Attorney, 1991-1993
  • Word of Life church, Church Council
  • Billings Mayors Prayer Breakfast, Chairman
  • Regional Young Life, Board
  • LaVie crisis pregnancy center, Chairman
  • Walk to Emmaus, Chairman and Lay Director
  • State Districtt Court Judge, Held 1995-2017
  • State Legislator, Held 1991-1995

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