Candidate Profile
Michael Speciale

Republican , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Michael Speciale
Party
Republican
Race
U. S. Rep. District 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  100%
Civitas Action NC, 2019:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business NC, 2018:  100%
NC Values Coalition, 2017:  75%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union NC (ACLU-NC), 2017-2018:  80%
League of Conservation Voters NC, 2013:  22% (cum.)

51%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Civitas Institute, Committee to Elect Republican Women, Dale Folwell, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Norman Sanderson, Republican Organizations Unspecified and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
19
Bryan Holloway, Chris Millis, David R. Lewis Sr., Edgar Starnes, George Cleveland, Jeff Collins and 13 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

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."

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?

To save the life of the mother.

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

Do not allow people from countries with ties to terrorists to come into this country.

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

Man's lust for power and control.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Born Again Christian and my values are consistent with those values that have made this country great; God, Country, Family, The Free Market, and Personal Responsibility. I am a Retired US Marine, and Integrity and Honor mean something to me!

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.

Ncleg.net is the NC General Assembly website. You can pull my profile and look at my voting record over the last seven years.

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

It is not the responsibility of the federal government to promote healthcare. What the federal government can do to reduce costs is to get out of the healthcare business and reduce and remove unnecessary regulations, as well as promote healthcare insurance across state lines.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The role of government should be to stay out of the way of business and allow entreupeneurs to flourish! Reduce regulations!

What changes should be made to the tax code?

It needs to be made simpler, and it should be a flat tax or a consumption tax.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Get out of the way and let the free market do what it does best! Government needs to reduce regulations on business!

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, and is unconstitutional, but because many have paid into it, I suggest keeping future funds in a separate trust fund.

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

Seven years as a State Representative, twenty years as a US Marine, two terms as County Party Chairman, Founder and Chairman of the NC House Freedom Caucus, Graduate Fellow of the NC Institute of Political Leadership, Graduate of Basic Law Enforcement Training, former Director of The Retired Enlisted Association, Chapter 92, Life Member of National Rifle Association (NRA), Founder and Former Chairman of the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA), AAS in Business Management/Operations Management, Chairman of NC House Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Vice-Chairman of State and Local Government Committee, and much more!

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

Specialemichael@gmail.com

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

I am a Christian and a Conservative, and I proudly stand on my record. I am unapologetic and willing to continue the fight that I have fought for you in here and take it to Washington!


Background

Education
  • Craven Community College, New Bern, AAS/BusMgmt-Operations Mgmt, 2004
  • Craven Community College, New Bern, Certification for Basic Law Enforcement Training, 1995
  • NC Institute of Political Leadership, Fellow, 2005
Work & Military
  • US Marine Corps, Staff Sergeant, 20
Affiliations
  • The Retired Enlisted Assn Chapter 92, Director-2year
  • Craven County GOP, Chairman, Vice Chairman
  • NRA, Life Member
Offices
  • NC House, Held 4thTerm
 

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