Candidate Profile
Ryan Martinez

Libertarian , New Jersey


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Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.


Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

No Answer

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.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

incest, rape, protect life of mother.

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

There is no one answer. Terrorism does not operate like a normal military. We need to be on guard constantly from all threats.

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

Our government is meant to be small and provide for citizens what they absolutely can not: court, police, military. Everything else should be met with hesitation.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

don't hurt anyone, don't take their stuff. Be a good husband, father and citizen. Do not be perfect, that's unattainable, but strive to be excellent.

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 not sure how to "validate that". Ask me any questions on any issue.

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

repeal Obamacare. Move to a direct payer system. Force doctors and hospitals to fight for your business. Divert tax dollars into Medicare to save it from its current state, but we need to find new ways to fund it or make it private.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Almost none. Just take off the handcuffs so that small businesses can flourish. No corporate welfare, no crony capitalism.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

move to a everyone pays into it. Its a consumption tax. The US will bring in more money in taxes than they do currently and there will be zero tax evasion because its built into the price of goods.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

stop burdening small businesses and individuals with useless regulations and over taxation.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

No one can guarantee SS benefits for future generations. Its on its last legs and the benefits are not good...its barely over the poverty line. We need to find new ways for future generations to fund their retirements.

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

I don't think any education or experience can qualify you to be a Congressional rep, Senator or President. I think you need to be able to identify a problem and come up with real solutions. Not what you think people want to hear and not things that just put band aids for now.

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

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

I am not arrogant enough to believe that I know better than you when it comes to running your life. I also do not want "power". I want to go to Congress to cut government spending, pay off national debt, solve immigration issues, reform Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security, reform welfare, end these horrible policies that keep so many people in this country in a cycle of poverty, etc. I will speak to ANYONE and I am always available to speak. I look forward to representing my district in Congress.


  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, BA Politics, 2000
  • George Mason Law School, Arlington, JD in Law, 2003
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