Candidate Profile
Yvette Herrell

Republican , New Mexico


Yvette Herrell
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

Panel Rating




Abortion Free New Mexico, Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, House Freedom Fund, Maggie's List, Susan B. Anthony List

Reported by Candidate

National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Susan B. Anthony's List, Maggie's List, NFIB, Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico

Selected Contributions


Janice Arnold-Jones, State Republican Party Organizations, Steve Pearce
North Carolina Leadership Fund







Other Information

Key votes from Vote Smart


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.

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, 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 consideration of cases of incest, rape, and the life of the mother.

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

We need to have a well-funded and strong military that works hand-in-hand with an aggressive foreign policy that puts American interests first.

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

Our Founding Fathers experienced the dangers of an unchecked and out-of-control government that compromised the religious freedoms and future prosperity of the people. In order to address these concerns, our Founders placed their faith first in God and secondly in the American people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Growing up in a Christian family instilled in me from an early age the values that I hold dear and provided me with a moral compass that I use to guide my decision making.

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 recently was ranked the most conservative member of the State House of Representatives by the Rio Grande Foundation. I also have been endorsed by some of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives.

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

Healthcare is made affordable by providing people with options that are only available through a free-market system.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

It is not government's role to create jobs but rather it is their responsibility to create an safe and attractive environment with limited regulations and restrictions on job-creators. By doing this, more jobs will be created, the economy will continue to thrive, and the American people will continue to prosper.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was a very good first step in the reforms of our tax code. Yet, more needs to be done to make those reforms permanent. American families and American businesses should not spend more on their taxes than they do on their own futures.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

We must continue empowering job-creators to chase innovations in their respective fields while investing in the American workforce.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The federal government has broken the trust of the people by spending that trust fund for things outside of the scope of Social Security. It is imperative that we find a way to keep the government from overreaching and spending the fund down further . . . privatization is one way of doing that.

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

As a state representative, I have dealt with many issues facing New Mexicans first-hand. I have consistently been known as a loud and clear advocate for my constituents when it comes to ensuring that government takes into consideration their views, values, and voice. I will take that experience and that work ethic to Washington, D.C.

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

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

This election is about ensuring that our shared values are truly represented in Washington, D.C. As a lifelong New Mexican, I am uniquely qualified to represent our shared values and it would be an honor for me to serve as your Representative and the 2nd District's first female Member of Congress.


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