Candidate Profile
Phil Shepard

Republican , North Carolina


Phil Shepard
U. S. Rep. District 3

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  100%
Civitas Action NC, 2019:  100%
NC Values Coalition, 2017:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business NC, 2018:  90%



Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union NC (ACLU-NC), 2017-2018:  40%
League of Conservation Voters NC, 2013:  6% (cum.)



Selected Contributions


Chris Millis, Committee to Elect Republican Women, John Chadwick Barefoot, Jonathan Jordan, Michael Stone, Nathan Ramsey and 3 more
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations


North Carolina Advocates for Justice







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.


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.

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 Agree

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 taxpayer funds or grants 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?

The life or death of the mother.

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

The US should use whatever military means necessary to destroy threat before it reaches our soil. Such the use of drones, covert operations or as a last resort boots on the ground.

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

The nature of greed and power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian that believes the Bible as Gods word and the infallible inherent truth! I believe that God requires me to love all people. I believe all I am because of the Grace of God. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.

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.

I am a Constitution Conservative, Social & Fiscal Conservative. I support President Trump. As a legislator I received a 100% rating this year from the American Conservative Union.

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

I support lowering the cost health care premiums alone. One way that can be achieved is by allowing individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines, allowing for associated health care plans or by giving tax credits to employers.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Removing burdensome regulations and the tax burden on small business.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

To further reduce the cooperate rate and individual rates.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Getting government out the way small businesses so they can invest in their employees and reducing the tax burden so create jobs.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

By not allowing politicians to raid the social security fund.

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

I worked almost 36 years as a civilian with the US Marine Corps. I was the local chairman of the county Republican Party. I have been a bi vocational Pastor for 22 years. I have served as North Carolina state Legislator for eight years and I am in my 5th term. I know what it is to be a servant of God and the people through the ministry and as a legislator.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 910-389-6392

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

I was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. It would be an honor to serve the people if the 3rd District and your values in Washington, DC.


  • Jacksonville Senior High, Jacksonville, NC, 73
Work & Military
  • Transportation Office, GS9, 36
  • Lighthouse Baptist Church, Pastor
  • Onslow County Parks and Recreatiion Advisory Board, Member
  • Southwest High School Athletic Booters, Member and Past President
  • Little League Baseball, Coach
  • Onslow County Farmers Market Advisory Board, Committee Member
  • UNC Education Foundation, Member
  • Onslow County Republican Party, Past Chairman
  • NRA, Member
  • NC House, Held 8

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