Candidate Profile
John Briscoe

Republican , California


John Briscoe
U.S. Rep., Dist. 47

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



California Pro Life Council, California ProLife Council PAC

Reported by Candidate

Dana Rohrabacher, John Moorlach, Tyler Diep, Van Tran

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations







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.

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.

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?

Mother's life & death ascertained and affirmed under penalty of perjury by medical doctor; likewise rape and incest.

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

The United States should immediately stop funding countries that promote their radical Wahabi and other extreme religious practices beyond their own borders. There must be a concerted effort to stamp out domestic US based funding and manpower support of radical Islamic war efforts abroad. It is now and should remain illegal for US residents to wage war in other countries; foreign policy is the job of the President.

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

GOD grants each and every living breathing human being on our earth the right to life, liberty, and property. This is a God given and God granted set of rights; humans are not chattel cattle property belonging to the king or the state. All people enslaved and deprived of their right to life, liberty and property should make every effort to secure their rights to themselves and their output. It is inimical in this model of society for one free person to steal/take from another without consent.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

GOD is great, good and here with me every day of every week of my life. Thank God. He has granted me the gifts and skills to support my family and serve my community. I chose my parents well...….NOT. I am blessed to be surrounded by the best wife & son possible. The parents and siblings I chose so well are likewise truly wonderful. I wake up every day and say, "Thank God!"

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.

My campaign literature clearly elucidates my position in support of Trump border control including (a) sending back home convicted alien criminals, (b) 100% border control (including walls, drones, moats, buzzing attack bees, whatever it takes), (c) no release of criminal aliens from prisons, (d) cessation of "catch & release" border practices, (e) swift & speedy adjudication within 30 days of all illegal border crossing persons, (f) retention of ICE as the primary immigration and border control agency. Literature can be attached or provided if desired.

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

Personal lifestyle decisions have a direct and immediate impact on the total healthcare risk pool. Healthcare starts with the individual and the decisions they make regarding diet, weight, exercise, and substance use/abuse. Increased personal responsibility/accountability for personal lifestyle choices (see above) will reduce the total cost/expense risk pool thereby driving down insurance healthcare costs that are shared through insurance pools and government third-party-payer programs. Additionally, rigorous competition between insurance companies across state lines will further reduce consumer pricing. It is all about price. Reduced prices make for increased accessibility thereby delivering more persons covered by their own insurance payments versus government minimums.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

None. No government choosing winners & losers. No government 'targeted' subsidies. No special tax programs for special people/companies. No Nothing. Let people make their own individual decisions n personal and corporate roles for what is best.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Flat Tax. Change/replace income tax amendment with a new scheme. Reduce spending. Reduce taxes. Two must go together hand-in-hand.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Rigorous, robust, and growing economy always brings down unemployment as we have seen with the Trump Tax Cuts and Regulation Reductions.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Today's 65 is yesterday's 55...…….. The qualifying retirement age will have to be moved up dramatically in order to save Social Security. This simple move will simply save the program. At time of inception the average man died at age 65. Today he/she lives to mid-eighties. The retirement age must be increased to reflect these changed demographics for new enrollees.

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

I have a lifetime of active political engagement from high school through the present. I am a thrice elected and reelected public school trustee for twelve years of service. I am an active member of community service organizations (Rotary Club, Optimist Club, Century Club, Boy Scouts of America, Toastmasters) with decades of organizational leadership.

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

Vote early, vote every time, vote for me!


  • Claremont Graduate University,Peter Drucker School, Claremont, CA, MBA, 1989
  • CSULB, CA State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, MPA, 1979
  • CSULB, CA State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, BA, 1975
Work & Military
  • Kraft/General Foods, Senior Territory Manager, 7
  • Kellogg/Keebler, National Sales Manager, 3
  • Mars, Inc., National Sales & Marketing, 13
  • Hain Celestial Group, National Sales Manager, 3
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • NESA National Eagle Scout Association, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
  • Toastmasters International, Competent Communiator
  • Rotary International, LA5, El Rodeo
  • Optimist Club, Surf City Optimists
  • Century Club, Long Beach School Athletics Boosters
  • Trustee, OVSD School Board, Held 12

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