Candidate Profile
Ryan Blevins

Democrat , California

Biography

Name
Ryan Blevins
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 10
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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.

Disagree   

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

Neutral   

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.

Neutral   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

During the first 50% of the term, (4.5 months) or during serious complications.


Economy

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

Neutral   

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?

By not cutting it. I’d actually like to expand Social Security benefits in the form of UBI.

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

Our military budget is absolutely insane. There’s no reason why we need to spend 750 billion dollars a year on building bombs, planes and ships.

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

Most student loan debt belongs to taxpayers. A portion of their taxes should go towards student loans.


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.

Disagree   

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 federal and state governments should not use ancient text to determine how to govern.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Neutral   

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

I support Bernie Sanders, single-payer, Medicare for all plan.


National Security

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

We need to end our wars. The Taliban controls more territory now than ever due to reckless foreign policy. The constitution says that Congress has the power to declare war, but the last time congress legally declared war was in 1942. We must repeal the War Powers Act has of 1973.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

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.

Disagree   

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?

The US is a country built by immigrants. We should not discriminate against people’s previous nationalities when they apply for visas or residency


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an Agnostic, and I generally don’t have any interest in spiritual beliefs. But I will support and defend other people’s right to express their beliefs.


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?

Liberal   

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

My top priorities include many progressive policies: - Universal Basic Income - Expanding educational opportunities - Climate Change Action - Ending the wars - Making legal immigration easier

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?

As a robotics engineer, I clearly understand both the threat and the huge opportunity that automation will bring us over this new decade. I want to be your representative to help bring more technological literacy our congress and help our government make informed decisions about our future.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

Some states like California have common sense gun control laws that should be federalized.


Other Important Issues

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

Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Agree   

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

Economic, healthcare, and education

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

No, racism is not a threat, because it has largely vanquished. But the false perception of racism could become a serious threat in the future.


Background

Education
  • Columbia College, Sonora, N/A, 2015
  • Oakdale High School, Oakdale, HS Diploma, 2013
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Zooniverse, Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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