Candidate Profile
Paula Overby

Green , Minnesota


Paula Overby
U.S. Senator

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Minnesota Green Party


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.

Strongly Disagree

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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree

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."


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the interests of the mother demand it.

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

First identify the nature and scope of that threat.

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

Those who covet wealth and power are corrupted by it's influnence.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Matthew 25:35-40 English Standard Version (ESV) 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’ Footnotes:

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?

No Answer

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

I don't subscribe to binary model defined by the liberal conservative scale but here is a link to one source of opinion

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

Create price transparency through robust audits. Shift funding to localized healthcare community model and and restore competitive markets for pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Maintain the infrastructure and prioritize long term investment strategies.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I support a taxation model that encourages long term capital investment and reduces financial market speculation, higher taxes on short term financial gains and a wealth based model of taxation.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Unemployment is already low. Shift government spending toward cooperatives, employee owned business and local communities where sustainability and job growth has a much larger potential.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Restore the money borrowed from the trust fund. It's a pay as you go plan. We hve mortgaged the future of an entire generation. Eliminate the student debt and create the economic stimulus they need to sustain the plan. Raise the income limits.

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

I'm a mother. I've done my own taxes for 40 years. I have experience in Mental health services and I've had a long career as a quality process engineer.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 651-214-1603

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

In general I support a major shift in spending priorities from war spending to social infrastructure investment. I support an embargo on weapons exports. Where there is no answer I find the quest to ambiguous to merit a valid rating


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, BA, 1978
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Twin Cities Men's Center, Board Member
  • Opening the Door, Reasearch assistant
  • MN AIDS Project, Community educator
  • Minnesotans United for All Families, Faith Outreach
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Sought 2014
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Sought 2016

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