Candidate Profile
Tony Smith

Republican , Mississippi

Biography

Name
Tony Smith
Party
Republican
Race
Transportation Commission - Southern District
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Chris McDaniel (2014), Steven Palazzo (2010)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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?

rape, incest or life of mother is at risk


Economy

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

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.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Less government regulation and allow the free market to operate with less government interference

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

by limiting the role of government in the private sector


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


Healthcare

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

Disagree

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

I would work to reduce the cost of prescriptions and medical procedures. Look for way to bring those cost down.


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.

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.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

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.

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.

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?

the right to pursue happiness and being self reliant.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

There is one God and that each person must be saved through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Qualifications

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 social media is a great place to learn more about me

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

I believe my experience as a small business owner has prepared me to have a great understanding of how government has caused undue burden on the economy. As a former State Senator, my experience in the legislative branch has prepared me to know how to work with the system.

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

tony@tonysmithforms.com 601-569-0691

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

My years of being self employed, civic work and involvement has prepared me to serve the people of South MS.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


Background

Education
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, BS, 1986
  • Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, AA, 1983
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • State Senator, Held 2012-2016
  • Alderman, Held 2017-
 

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