Candidate Profile
Kelly Standley

Libertarian , Kansas


Kelly Standley
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

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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.


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 Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

No abortion should be allowed! What there needs to be is a call on women to consider adoption if they do not want their child. There are many families willing to adopt a child, we need a registry with Planned Parenthood that gives names of people who are willing to adopt. The problem we have is that most women who are pregnant feel they have no other choices out there, when in reality there are many choices other than abortion.

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

Continue to fight the radical terrorist, not all Islams are violent and we as a country need to realize that. We need to work on training other countries and their soldiers on how to handle such violence and give support in whatever means are necessary to protect our borders from such violence.

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

So that one branch will not have more power than the other but today we don't really see this happening. The Justice Department should be under the Supreme Court Justices (judicial branch) not under the executive branch's power to fire. It takes the Senate to confirm an appointee so it should be the same to terminate an appointee.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have two ministry degrees, I believe in God, I believe our country has turned more away from religious values over the years and it is our own fault for not teaching our children what is right and what is wrong. Every school should have an elective Religious class so that if parents want their children to understand the Bible they can.

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?

Somewhat Conservative

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

There is no evidence only my word as my father use to say "your word should be good enough."

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

That is a book by itself but to sum it up in as few of words possible. I believe nobody should walk into a hospital, doctors office, eye clinic, dental office fearing they cannot pay the bill. We need to fund our States to support those who cannot provide their families with proper care. A requirement should be made that within 3 years they are given a review and if finances change then other steps to pay for healthcare should be considered. WE THE PEOPLE cannot show other countries that we do not care about our own people.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Every role possible, talking to other countries, building our infrastructure to promote building factories that employee thousands of people. They say our unemployment rate is low, but what they don't tell you is that after people go through their unemployment income they have no other means of income and they fall off the charts, so I'm saying to you that our people out of work is much higher than the lie the Federal Government tells us it is.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Changes need to exist on timing, we do need lower taxes on corporations but the timeframe is not worked correctly, the people need to have security in knowing that they will not carry the burdon of supporting this country on their own. That the wealthy will step forward building more businesses and if they don't then they should pay a larger tax than those corporation who do hire new employees every year and expand their businesses.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Create jobs, get people trained to do different types of work so they can bring home a financial security to their families.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I would present or co-sponsor a bill to prevent congress from taking money out of social security funds. Solutions are there the problem is getting Congress and Senate to agree on that one final solution that works well for the PEOPLE.

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

I have a vast education, life experience, building of 17 successful companies over my lifetime.

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

I'm a hard worker, I don't work hard for myself, but my family, friends and the people of this country. I'm always reaching out to those in need and have had many homeless people living in my shelters, I've given jobs to many homeless-jobless people over the years. Give me the chance to prove that as a Representative to the great state of Kansas I can take this hard work nationally and make a difference.


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Work & Military
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  • Saint Anne's, President
  • McDonald Standley FDN, Director
  • Mission Days, Board Member
  • United Methodist Church, Board Member
  • Saint Anne's Homeless Shelter, Board Member
  • Restorative Justice Advocates, Board Member
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