Candidate Profile
Joseph LeTourneau

No Party Preference , California

Biography

Name
Joseph LeTourneau
Party
No Party Preference
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Leans Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

FreedomWorks, 2016:  13%, 19% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  12%, 14% (cum.)
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2015-16:  8%, 0% (cum.)

11%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  85%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2016:  77%

81%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

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   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am never a proponent of abortion. However, I believe we have to address a broader value and culture of life more than just a law that allows or forbids such.


Economy

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

Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

(Did not answer)


Religious Liberty

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The freedom to have and live my personal beliefs but not necessarily legislating those beliefs on others.


Healthcare

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

No Answer   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)


National Security

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

No Answer   

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

Continue to be wise and pro-active with our borders and intelligence and strengthen our diplomatic relations with partnering nations. Be a protector and defender of the oppressed.


Immigration

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.

No Answer   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

No Answer   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Neutral   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Immigration is an important part of America that needs to remain vital in our country while also using wisdom to be pro-active in the process.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in Jesus and my personal faith in and with Him is my foundation in life.


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?

No Answer   

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

While I have a number of traditionally conservative beliefs, I also believe that most of these issues do not have simple black and white answers. We need to include more nuance in how we construct strategies and laws around issues and solutions and distance ourselves from partisan and/or corporate agendas.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

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

I believe rebuilding our culture must be looked at more than just cut and dry answers on issues. We need to see people before politics again and rebuild the "family infrastructure" of America again in a way that helps us forge new solutions that protect and empower our liberty.


Criminal Justice

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

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I believe in the right to bear arms, and also believe there has to be a common sense system of checks and balances regarding who can purchase a gun and what kind of gun they can purchase.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Neutral   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1. Socioeconomic empowerment program that still embraces a free-market. 2. Giving liberty back to families where there has been a limiting government overreach. 3. Term limits on congress.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • Dutton Family Foundation, Youth & Leadership Development
  • YFCI, International Youth Prayer Director
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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