Candidate Profile
Clarence Goins Jr.

Republican , North Carolina


Clarence Goins Jr.
U.S. Rep., Dist 9

Panel Rating

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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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I have understanding for rape victims and incest, however I do believe that God knew us before we were born in the womb. The cases stated should be taking into consideration as they are against the will of the victim. Final Analysis, I am against abortion.

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

Abolish the Visa Lottery is a start. I do believe that we should identify those countries that tend to have Radical Islamic activity and investigate those that come from that country to the US. The US should strengthen how we handle those that are convicted of these terrorist activities and not give light sentences. Any Radical Islamic activity in the US should be investigated to the fullest extent. We as Americans are promised Domestic Tranquility in our homeland.

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

In order to have a perfect UNION. We are a Republic for the people, by the people and of the people. Not of the government. The American Founders put the American citizen first. Not the American government. In order for us to have life, liberty and to pursue happiness, our founders limited the government and created a checks and balance.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian that believes Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of GOD. Jesus was sacrificed for my sins so that I may have everlasting life. I believe that Jesus ascended to Heaven and will come back for us to be joined in heaven. John 3:16 gives me this promised. I believe that we are comforted and guided by the Holy Spirit as Jesus said would be with us. I am a Christian Conservative that believes our constitution and laws are drawn from Christian values. I believe in traditional marriage, I believe abortion is wrong and I believe that every person is loved by God. I do believe we can turn away from God, but God grace is always there for us to be forgiven.

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?

Very Conservative

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

In order for economic prosperity, the work ethics of the people in a free market is the key. Everyone has the opportunity to strive for success. If people have that drive, then the free market will be able to work for the good. Give a man a fish and he will always be hungry. Teach a man to fish and he will never hunger again. Social matters in this country has become out of hand. We no longer just disagree, but liberal activists become violent and influence the general public of such actions. We must adhere to the laws of the land and agree to be tolerant of all people and their choices. We must continue to fight for the rights that are endowed by our creator and our promise of Domestic Tranquility. Foreigners must come to our country legally. With the promise that they adhere to our laws and American values, they must be welcomed with open arms. However, illegal immigrants do not warrant such gratitude as they are not acknowledging our laws by coming here illegally.

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

Health care should not be managed by the government. We already have seen the failings of the government in this area. While there should be some form of regulations, the government should not be an insurance company. The power of the people will make healthcare affordable. There should be choices in the free market that the people are able to make. More choices than a high deductible or low deductible. We should be able to shop for health plans that accommodate our needs. Also, Medicaid should be inspected and revamped. There are to many services being paid by our tax dollars to cover those that rely on medicaid for non emergency procedures.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government, on all levels, should have an open communication line with various corporations and businesses to discuss the state of the business. Discussions that affect the business such as taxes, employee regulations, etc.. I believe that the free market creates jobs and drives the economy. I also believe that the government can influence the economy and that is why it is crucial for the government to have a willingness to regulate in favor of the people.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Permanent Individual cutbacks. This was a temporary item in the new tax code and I feel it should be permanent and the most important.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Educating the people and equipping them with skills that will be necessary for when companies are prospecting an area. Bringing more vocational training to our students, so that they are more equipped to live as adults and lessen the amount that become dependent on the government.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security is suppose to be guaranteed and in a Trust for those that pay into the Social Security system. I believe that this is being abused and afraid that our benefits have been depleted or is being paid on credit. There should be an oversight committee or an audit of the Social Security Administration, to insure that our benefits are protected. This will be the only way to hold those accountable if those funds are used for other benefits. Also, there should be an inspection as to how those funds are invested. I am for taxpayers to choose to invest their own money instead of having the government to do it for them.

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

I do have a college degree and certification in Trust Management. I have over 15yrs experience in the banking industry and own a business as well. However, this does not qualify me for running for office. What qualifies me is that I am an American Citizen, who pays taxes, owns property and I have a wife and 4 children. My experiences and associations with these is what qualifies me. Far to long we as Americans have forgotten that this government is of the people. Once we as a country embraces this, then we would have more qualified representation on all levels.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 910-850-6741

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

I am a passionate, Christian conservative. Coming from a family of agriculture and trade, I know what hard work is. My culture, Native American, has instilled in me to know the history of my country and state. I have an affinity for US history and for NC history and I look for opportunities to educate people who may not know or who chooses to bend the truth of history. That is why I am a Republican.


  • Campbell University, Buies Creek, BBA, 2001
Work & Military
  • First Citizens Bank, Bank Manager, 4
  • Bank of America, Bank Manager, 8
  • Capital Bank, Bank Manager, 3
  • Praise Fellowship Church of God, Member, Councilman, volunteer (heavily involved)
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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