Candidate Profile
Gary Ceres

Republican , North Carolina


Gary Ceres
U. S. Rep. District 3

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.

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.


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.

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 Disagree

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."


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?

To prevent the death of the mother.

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

We must maintain our technological edge especially in our ability to deploy special forces when necessary to destroy and kill terrorist cells.

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

There is an inherent tendency of human beings to seek ever increasing amounts of power and to concentrate power among an elite few. Our Constitution limits the government's ability to concentrate power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and I believe that Jesus is my personal 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.

My Facebook page Ceres for Congress and my website detail my positions on the issues.

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

I do not believe it is the government's role to provide healthcare. I would seek to allow insurance to be purchased across state lines, eliminate waiting periods for human trials for those with terminal diseases and seek to remove the government from the healthcare system as much as possible. I favor the immediate repeal of Obamacare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I believe that the government that governs least governs best. I would seek to identify and eliminate as many federal regulations as possible to allow small business and our industrial sector to prosper unhindered.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I favor doubling the Trump standard deduction from $12,000 to $24,000 but ultimately favor scrapping the income tax system altogether. I favor abolishing corporate taxes to encourage economic growth

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Allow the free market to prosper by removing barriers for business entry, reducing tax burdens and regulation and providing economic development assistance that does not come with federal regulatory strings attached.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I believe in allowing those under 50 to opt out of the Social Security system altogether and allow them to invest their money in 403b funds just as government employees are allowed.

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

I hold a BA in Political Science and Public Administration. I have operated numerous business enterprises before, served on town committees, served as a business leader and columnist for a local community and organized numerous community and fundraising events. I have campaigned, canvassed and worked on many Republican Party campaigns.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: - 208-315-3033

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

I believe in citizen legislators. As a member of the working class, I believe I can speak for the average citizen of the district.


  • Elon University, Elon, NC, BA - Political Science & Public Administration, 2000
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