Candidate Profile
Tiffany L. Bond

Non-Partisan , Maine

Biography

Name
Tiffany L. Bond
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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 Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

No Answer

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

No Answer

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

No Answer

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

No Answer

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

No Answer

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Neutral

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

No Answer

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

No Answer

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Medical decisions and religious decisions should not be governmental decisions. Abortion is a medical decision, and for many a religious decision. Suggesting the government should be making decisions in the private sphere is a massive overreach. Permitting such intrusions is green-lighting governmental interventions in a range of spiritual and medical choices that are inherently personal, and private.

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

This is not a question that can be answered effectively in this format. It requires a range of options and is generally a reflection of the executive branch.

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

This is an unclear question that is an odd choice to ask a political candidate. Regardless of our background and faith, I believe the vast majority wish to have a fair, balanced, and thoughtful government that preserves our freedoms and limits intervention into our private matters. Separation of and limits to powers can both ensure our ability to determine out own fate, and to also provide checks and balances necessary to ensure professional ethics remain in realms of power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My faith is a private matter.

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?

Moderate

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

Follow social media.

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

This is not a question that can be answered effectively in this format. It is a complex answer that is a mix of federal policy (which Congress helps set, though does not set in entirety as there are agency and executive branch components), and state law (which Congress does not have authority over in many areas). As a general theory, opening up Medicaid to private buy-in may be an interim step towards access and stability in the overall market, and provide healthy competition. This would be a choice-based option permitting those who wish to use the government for their healthcare the ability to do so while also broadening risk pools and redirecting what may otherwise be profit to premium/deductible reduction, provider reimbursement, and service delivery.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

This is not a question that can be answered effectively in this format. It is a complex answer that is a mix of federal policy (which Congress helps set, though does not set in entirety as there are agency and executive branch components), and state law (which Congress does not have authority over in many areas).

What changes should be made to the tax code?

This is not a question that can be answered effectively in this format. Tax code is lengthy and would require hundreds of pages to answer.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

This is not a question that can be answered effectively in this format. It is a complex answer that is a mix of federal policy (which Congress helps set, though does not set in entirety as there are agency and executive branch components), and state law (which Congress does not have authority over in many areas).

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security is an insurance program, and we have been borrowing against it for a very long time. It is the responsibility of Congress to be fiscally prudent and adjust spending accordingly to shore up this fund.

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

I have 4 degrees (AA, BA, MBA, JD), and am a practicing family law attorney. In addition, I am a professional mediator, often dealing with complex situations from drastically different perspectives. I have consistently engaged in a variety of areas of civic engagement. More simply put, my day job is getting people who hate each other to function together for extended periods of time. Equal or more important than the above, I am fluent in understanding both federal law, and the likely impacts of federal law. This is an undervalued and drastically needed skill in Congress.

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

Contact form available on website.

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

I am unable to answer most of your questions asked because they are poorly worded and the answers are far more nuanced and complex than this form permits. For example, "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" is impossible to answer because the border itself is impossible to secure in its entirety due to overall cost, natural landscape, efficacy, and return on investment - and the bigger problem is underlying immigration policy, which may make this question moot. The way you have asked questions makes it is clear you are looking for people to reinforce your own beliefs. That is the wrong lens with which to approach Congress. Instead, send reasonable, balanced people who will protect all freedoms and understand balance. Anyone who can answer the questions as presented without pause is probably not qualified for Congress.


Background

Education
  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, PA, JD, 2012
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, MBA, 2010
  • University of Washington, Bothell, WA, BA, 2008
Work & Military
  • BondLaw, Attorney (2013) and Mediator (2012), 2012-present
  • BrandBond, Principal, 2004-present
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Various
Offices
  • Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Woodinville, WA, Held 2000-2008
 

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