Candidate Profile
Paul Curtman

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Name
Paul Curtman
Party
Republican
Race
State Auditor
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Missouri Alliance for Freedom, 2016:  97%

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, 2013:  11%

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Missouri Republican Assembly, Missouri Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Bill Federer

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Rob Schaaf, Shane Schoeller, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Ann Wagner, Jason T. Smith, Jeanie Riddle, John J. Diehl, Jr, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Leara and 4 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

(Did not answer)

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

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

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

(Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

(Did not answer)

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

I support the death penalty.

(Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

(Did not answer)

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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I, like everyone else on this earth, was born a sinner and in need of grace and forgiveness. I got all that and more by accepting Christ and his love. I am a Christian.

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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Bring down the amount of unnecessary regulations that too often act as barriers of entry into the job market and also prohibit economic mobility.

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

Let insurance companies respond to the market, not be forced to respond to the political requirements of politicians and bureaucrats. Do this and you'll see insurance be available across state lines for starters. Then stand back and watch as prices come down and the quality of services go up.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Ensure justice. Protect people from fraud. Free up the markets and leave as much money in the hands of the taxpayers who earned it to help foster and grow a robust and prosperous economy rather than sending more money to the government.

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

I believe in the same principles of liberty that our founders did and I want to conserve them. I was a U.S. Marine and I worked in finance. I'm a Christian, husband, father. I have also been an elected member of the MO House of Representatives for four terms. Honestly, I don't like this question because I have lost so much faith in the so-called experts who keep telling us to elect them because of all the letters behind their name. Character and leadership is what matters.

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

paul@paulcurtman.com

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

Some of these questions require an answer beyond agree or disagree. Please feel free to reach out to me for clarification.


Background

Education
  • University of Missouri, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, B.A. Political Science, 2008
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, SGT (E-5), 1999-2009
Affiliations
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church, Assistant youth director
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2010-2018
  • State Auditor, Sought 2018
 

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