Candidate Profile
Art Robinson

Republican , Oregon


Art Robinson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Oregon Right to Life

Selected Contributions


Republican National Committee, State Republican Party Organizations, Ted Cruz
Concerned Taxpayers of America, End Spending Action Fund, National Right to Life Committee, Republican Super PAC







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.


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.


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.

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?


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

Prevent with our laws and enforcement any such activity in the United States. Provide aid to nations and peoples to do this elsewhere in the world.

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

Governments tend to grow and control the life, liberty, and property of the citizens. This a negative tendency of people and government. The founder's goal was to preserve the God-given rights of Americans and to build a limited government that would preserve those rights.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a deeply committed Christian. I accept the King James Bible as the word of God. My six children and I completely share this view. My wife died when they were 12, 10, 8, 6, 6, and 2 years old. I brought them up in this absolute belief. I am a scientist, and see no conflict between sound science and this view.

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.

I have written a book entitled "Common Sense in 2012" for my congressional campaigns. It is widely available on-line and on my web sites and clearly sets out my views.

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


What role should government play in boosting the economy?

It should limit its activities that suppress the economy. Taxation and regulation have grown far too much and prevent productive free Americans from prospering and competing in the world.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Lower taxes - a lot.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce taxes and regulations.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Insist that the Social Security trust funds are held in real assets. Currently, Congress spends these funds and pays with US T-bonds, which are no more than IOUs from the U.S. Congress. Congress must tax the citizens a second time to repay these bonds and make this money available.

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

1. Worked 6 years with the Reagan Administration on national preparedness and defense during the Cold War 2. Worked in science and in gaining the signatures of 31,000 American scientists in opposition to the failed hypothesis of human-caused global warming 3. Wrote and published the newsletter Access to Energy on science as it affects national affairs for the past 25 years 4. Hold degrees in chemistry from Caltech and UCSD 5. Am widely known as a research leader in three fields. a. Molecular clocks in protein molecules. b. Diagnostic medicine c. Nutrition and cancer. 6. Founded and direct the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine - a world class research institute that has never solicited or accepted any tax funds or other government support during its 36 years of operation.

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

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

Please refer to my book "Common Sense in 2012." I have been strongly recommended by Martin Kamen Edward Teller Steve Forbes Frederick Seitz Scott Carpenter Harrison Schmidt Ron Paul And many others. I will renew endorsements after the primary. I have won four Republican primaries here in a row, but it would be presumptuous of me to ask for renewed endorsements before I win this one.


  • Lamar High School, Houston, TX, Gaduate, 1959
  • Caltech, Pasadena, CA, BS, 1963
  • Univ. California San Diego, LaJolla, CA, PhD, 1967
Work & Military
  • UCSD, Asst. Professor, 1967-1971
  • Stanford, Research Associate, 1969-1971
  • Linus Paulng Institute, President and Research Professor, 1973-1978
  • Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, President and Research Professor, 1981-Present
  • Linus Pauling Institute, President and Research Professor
  • Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, President and Research Professor
  • Also served as Chairman of the Oregon State
  • Republican Party 2014-2016
  • None
  • OR Congress District 4, Sought 2010, 2012, 2014, 20
  • Republican Nominee each time

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