Candidate Profile
Joshua Hardy

Republican , Mississippi


Joshua Hardy
State House, Dist. 109

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Right to Life

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


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?

If a doctor recommends that the mother have an abortion to save her own life, then it should be allowed.


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


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?

Get rid of all unnecessary government regulations. Eliminate the income tax on overtime hours and second jobs. Provide financial education in the schools.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Eliminate the federal reserve. Go back to a currency backed by precious metals. Quit picking the winners and losers. Quit subsidizing companies. This includes giving them money.

Religious Liberty

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


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.


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



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?

Allow people to purchase medicine from Canada and European countries. Allow everyone to have a health savings account, not just high deductible plans.

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.


I support sanctuary cities.

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

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



Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


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


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

Strongly Disagree

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.


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?

The Founders had the experience of living under a political system that had no limitations placed on the government. They created a system under the Articles of Confederation, which proved to be ineffective. The Constitution was an attempt to strengthen the central government while providing a means to limit said central government. Adopting the Constitution came about due to a combination of experience with faulty government and their education of more classic governments.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a husband, a father, and a Christian. I want to be left alone from undue government interference in my life. I want to raise my children and prepare them to start their lives as adults. I want them to be successful. I want them to have a country, and a community to live in. I am fed up with the political theater that the left and right engage in.


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?


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

I am choosing 'Moderate' because this question is asked under the Left/Right paradigm, which I do not subscribe to. Economically I am a libertarian. Foreign Policy, I am tired of policing the world and fighting unnecessary wars. Border Security, I am with the conservatives. Immigration, we need practical solutions.

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

I have a Bachelors in Legal Studies. I am a semester away from a Bachelors in Computer Science. I have been a founder of a tech start up, worked as a real estate agent, been a shipyard worker, and changed careers. I understand the economic environment of this state and the Gulf Coast. With my experiences and education I can influence the legislative process to help Mississippi become a home to tech companies as well as other industries that are not currently located here.

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

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

Check out my website, Read my platform. If you have any questions, click the contact link. If you want to make Mississippi a better place to live, work, and raise a family then vote for Hardy on election day.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


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


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2019
  • Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, 2014
Work & Military
  • US Air Force, Staff Sergeant, 10
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • n/a
  • MS House District 109, Sought 2015

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