Candidate Profile
Jerry Darnell

Republican , Mississippi


Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Mississippi Public Education (PAC)


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstance.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

To have a growing economy.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Helping companies provide jobs for Americans.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who 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

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


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

(Did not answer)

National Security

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

I support sanctuary cities.


Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

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

To make sure everyone is represented, and to have a check and balance system. To be sure that one group does not have all the power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is our 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.

Facebook page.

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

I have 32 years in education, as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and a district office administrator, 18 years as a volunteer firefighter, 10.5 years as an alderman, and served on various communities.

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

E-mail - Phone - 662-863-7462

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

Devoted Christian, Member of Colonial Hills Church Married to my wife for 27 years Three sons: Allen, Brady, and Carson Strong Conservative values 20 year resident of DeSoto County (Hernando)

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • University of Mississippi, University of Mississippi, Master, 1989
  • University of Mississippi, University of Mississippi, Bachelor, 1985
  • Northwest Community College, Senatobia, MS, Associate, 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Colonial Hills Chruch, Deacon and Personnel Committee Mnmber
  • North Delta Planning Commission, Member
  • Coldwater Fire Department, Firefighter
  • Rotary Culb FYT, Member
  • Alderman, Held 10.5
  • Superintendent of Education, Sought 2015

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