Candidate Profile
Candius Stearns

Republican , Michigan


Candius Stearns
U.S. Rep., Dist. 9

Panel Rating

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Citizens for Traditional Values-Michigan, Michigan Right to Life

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Congressional Member Paul Mitchell, RTL of MIchigan, SBA List, Candice Miller, L. Brooks Patterson, View PAC

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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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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?

Abortion for the sake of the mother's health.

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

The U.S. needs to use diplomatic measures to ensure countries and people who wish to harm us and our allies are not successful. When sanctions do not work, we must be prepared to use our military assets when our nation, and our citizens are threatened. We also must continue efforts to ensure terrorist are not allowed into our country.

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

Our founding fathers understood a person with power and ill nature can corrupt an entire nation. Our government was uniquely crafted to limit and separate power in order to ensure liberty and freedom for all citizens of our great country.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an Orthodox Christian and believe strong family values help build and strengthen our homes and communities. I believe in teaching our children to have personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and to value others. This is how we continue to succeed as a nation.

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.

see my website or endorsements

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

To lower the cost of medical and prescription coverage we need to change the way the providers' bill and how the insurance companies approve for payment of medical cost. Currently, our systems do not encourage a free market system with the transparency of cost for procedures.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

In Congress I will work to create an environment which will create jobs by eliminating regulatory red tape and burdensome tax. I believe cutting business taxes and repatriating corporate earnings that are held offshore will revitalize the economy, and will bolster private sector employment. I will work diligently to remove added tax in healthcare and remove unnecessary reporting for small business offering healthcare.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Our nation’s tax code has been a disaster for years, and we are now beginning to see the transformation with the recent changes adopted by Congress last December. We need to continue that forward momentum toward smaller government; simpler, fairer taxation; and a system that leaves more money in the hands of the people that work so hard to earn and support themselves and their communities on a daily basis.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

As individual Americans, we are told there are two ways to ensure you are never unemployed. The first is to do what you love and the money will follow. If that doesn't work, the 2nd is to look at the work that is available and train in the industry where there is a lack of employees to do the work. American's need to return to the idea of personal responsibility. The government needs to get out of the way and reduce the red tape and tax for businesses and continue to spur the entrepreneurial spirit.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

If Congress refuses to act to guarantee Social Security benefits there will be no benefit for future generations. Many ideas have been suggested from slowing the growth of initial benefits for higher earners, adjust the retirement age for growing life expectancy, adopting a more accurate measure of inflation for cost-of-living adjustments, raising the payroll tax rate, or increasing the amount of income subject to the payroll tax. Both sides must come together to fix the issue of potential insolvency. Our Congress must act now. Kicking the can down the road is not the answer.

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

I have been a small business owner and job creator my whole adult life. The experience I have gained through working with business owners and their workers has prepared me to educate and negotiate for a stronger economy. I have also been a job creator in my own business helping employ people over the years and serve our community. Our legislators need to legislate and help move the ball forward in passing laws or removing legislation which is outdated or no longer serving Americans. I'm going to put Southeast Michigan residents first and represent "US" in Washington D.C.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 586-648-0672

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

I am honored to be a serving my community and look forward to being the voice of the Congressional MI 9th District.


  • Macomb Community College, Warren,MI, Associates of Arts, 1992
  • The American College, Bryn Mawr,PA, Register Health Underwriter, 1997
Work & Military
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  • Promise Village Home for Childres, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Mission 22, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Compassion International, Contributor/Volunteer
  • 9th District GOP, Treasurer
  • Macomb County GOP, Executive Committee Member
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