Candidate Profile
Michael Guest

Republican , Mississippi


Michael Guest
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

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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.


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.


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, 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?

Only in cases of rape, incest, and when the health of the mother is jeapordized.

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

Radical Islam is a great threat to our national security and we must do everything we can to stop the terror caused by these group. We should uproot the strongholds of known Islamic terrorist groups and create institutions that will prevent the reestablishment of these terrorist groups. We should also work to educate our citizens on the dangers of Islamic terrorism and work to ensure that radical Islam never gains a foothold in America.

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

Governments throughout history have had the tendency to consolodate power under smaller and smaller groups of rulers, which places power in the hands of a few-the foundation of tyranny. The consolodation of power under single rulers is dangerous as it leads to manipulations of civil, natural, and economic orders that our Creator designed. The founding fathers sought to prevent this by seperating the powers of government and limiting the scope under which the government operates.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised in a Christian home and my life has been shaped by my belief in God and his son Jesus Christ. I have based my beliefs on the Bible which I beleive to be God's holy word and I have attempted to instill these same beliefs in my two sons.

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 am a lifelong conservative with a strong Christian faith. I believe in limited government, traditional values, free market economic principles of lower taxes and fewer regulations, protecting the right to life of the unborn, a strong national defense with full support of our men and women in the military, and keeping our 2nd Amendment gun rights and the other individual rights and liberties guaranteed to us by our Constitution.

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

I would support efforts to create a free market solution to healthcare where individuals can pick and choose the type of coverage that best suits their individual lives. Removing the Individual Mandate of Obamacare was a good start, but the American people should be free to choose the type of healthcare that best suits their individual lives without interference from the government.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should support capaitalism first and foremost in any effort to grow the economy.The government should work to reduce regulations in place so that private organizations can work freely. If elected, I will work to to reduce the size and scope of government and to shrink the government's involvement in the pricate sector in order to allow the same free-market principles that have made our country prosperous to continue.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I will work to continue to simplify the tax code and to ensure that the tax cuts are made permanent.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

We must make sure we have trained workers who can fill skilled jobs. If elected, I will work to need to improve our workforce development training in order to ensure our future generations can be gainfully employed and successful. I will also work to reduce burdensome taxes on our businesses, reduce government handouts, and support economic principles that will bring jobs from overseas back to American workers.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The benefits for people who have paid into Social Security should be protected. We must stop borrowing money from the fund and we must look at ways for people who have higher earnings to have the ability to save more of their paycheck for retirement while also increasing Social Security funding.

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

As a prosecutor, I have often taken on complex cases with many moving parts. This has given me an understanding of a wide variety of issues. It has taught me to always be prepared, the importance of standing on my principles, and how to work with others to accomplish what is right. Other prosecutors, such as Trey Gowdy and Trent Kelly, have used the skills they developed as prosecutors to promote righteous values in Congress.

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

I believe in traditional family values, limited government, lower taxes, reduced regulations, a strong national defense, honoring the promises that we have made our veterans and seniors, protecting the rights of the unborn, and fighting to preserve our Second Amendment rights. I pledge that if I am sent to Congress, I will work every day to make the men and women I represent proud. I will work to ensure that we leave a better country for our children and grandchildren and that we will forever remain one nation under God.


  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Accounting, 1992
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, J.D., 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Rankin County Educational Foundation, President
  • Mississippi Prosecutor's Association, President-Elect
  • Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers, Board Member
  • Law Enforcement Standards and Training, Board Member
  • Brandon Baptist Church, Deacon
  • Mississippi Gov's Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, Advisor
  • Rankin County Republican Executive Committee, Previously affiliated
  • District Attorney, Held 10

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