Candidate Profile
Jenica Martin

Libertarian , Maryland


Jenica Martin
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating

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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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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.


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.


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.


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."


I support sanctuary cities.


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.


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


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?

Abortion should not be a Federal, State or Local government issue. Nor should Federal, State, or Local funds be applied to assist individuals who chose to terminate a pregnancy. The matter should remain solely between the patient and doctor, including the cost and payment.

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

The chances of an American citizen being killed by a terrorist is about 1 in 4 million per year. At the federal level, we must weigh whether the safety of the nation requires counter-terrorism policies that are not backed up by the sound analytic procedures, and increase federal efforts to implement full transparency of performed analyses.

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

Immorality. Mankind's inclination to incorporate decisions based on an immoral and selfish character. America's founders sought to preserve the inalienable rights and liberties of all citizens governed under the Constitution. It is with morality that an adherence to natural law and God's ultimate authority aids the abilities of America's statesmen.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My beliefs encompass the true Biblical model of statesmanship and government. The principles which I hold will not be compromised for personal or political gain. I believe in God's truth and the unconditional duty to uphold the foundations and laws encompassed within our Constitution: justice, inalienable rights, covenant/federalism, resisting tyranny, and the separation of Church and State.

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.

Libertarian Party affiliation. I believe in individual sovereignty and limited government.

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

Direct Care programs currently being tested throughout the nation. Doctors and patients decide the affordability. Government intervention is not necessary and, expensive federal programs should be terminated.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Encourage pro-growth reforms with support across the political isle so common interest is not a casualty of partisan polarization. Adopt a spending cap to shrink the burden of federal spending. Promote a free market economy by ending control based regulations. Lower GDP spending below 18%.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Create universal savings accounts for families to build wealth without double taxation. Replace income tax with a consumption-based flat tax. This would simplify taxation and increase savings and investment.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

End laws and policies that discourage participation in the labor force, frustrate accumulation of human capital, deter productive investment, and inhibit innovation throughout the economy. In other words... deregulate and decentralize.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Restore Social Security to long-term sustainable solvency, and allow younger workers to privately invest a portion of their Social Security payroll taxes into individual accounts.

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

I hold experience in drafting federal legislative policy proposals for our aging population, as well as, engaging with congressional members on a nonpartisan basis to achieve legislative goals. I have fought against corporate greed for the rights of laborers while, speaking with the legislative body at the State level regarding protection of those rights. I hold an M.A. degree in Public Policy and, I currently am pursuing a PhD in Economic Policy. I have advocated for the betterment of our disabled population, and our abused and neglected children in foster care.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 410-417-9373

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

I am an individual determined to empower citizens with a life of liberty in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives. And, where no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.


  • Montclair State Univeristy, Montclair, B.A., 2014
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, M.A., 2016
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, PhD, 2020
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • CASA of Cecil County, Volunteer
  • United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, Member
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Relations, Member
  • Toastmasters International, Member
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