Candidate Profile
Nikka Piterman

Republican , California


Nikka Piterman
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13

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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.


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?

In cases of rape, incest or endangerment of the mother's life; If the baby is a stillborn and early termination/abortion is deemed necessary; and within the first trimester (12 full weeks). Abortions based on the gender or race of the baby will never be permitted. Where possible, utilize embryonic cells to advance science such as stem cell research and combating disease.


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


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?

I would make Social Security voluntary and opt-in. The payroll tax destroys savings, homeownership, and hurts American workers.

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

Debt payments- by refinancing through open market operations, the United States could save billions per year on debt payments.

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

Offer low interest refinancing options

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.


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.


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

Laws respecting religion should seldom if ever be made. Laws which violate individuals' religious liberty should be ruled unconstitutional.


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


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Allowing consumers to open Health Savings Accounts which are exempt from taxes, allowing them to buy insurance plans from other states. Drug price transparency.

National Security

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


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

Many Islamic terror organizations are funded by the sale of petroleum. By advancing America's energy independence, and pushing new, more efficient energy sources such as solar, natural gas, nuclear and wind, we would be addressing one of the root problems- the income source of terrorists. As long as terrorists are funded, they can organize and mobilize. An effective network of informants and cash bounties for reporting suspected terrorists would destabilize lower levels of the organizations responsible for terrorist attacks in the US. Random, stray or otherwise unorganized attacks need to be dealt with swiftly. Citizens should be able to stay armed during times when terrorists are threatening our sovereignty.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly 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.


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

Strongly Agree   

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



Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



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


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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Born Again Christian I attended a prestigious Catholic School in Spain for several years. At the time, I was somewhat Agnostic. I had not seen the Light, and still felt that God needed to "prove" something to me. In college, I began praying after the untimely death of a young musician. What ensued in the following months, and really since then, have been a steady flow of what could only be described as Miracles. I believe Jesus communicates with believers in a mysterious way. On my mother's side, I was taught many Sikh moral values, such as defending the meek and giving to those in need, maintaining humility... I have had mystical experiences at my friends' Jewish Shabbat dinner and at a local Islamic Masjid. Spirituality should be a force which unites people instead of divide them.


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.

Free Market Capitalism is the ultimate economic system for growth and prosperity. It is the driving force in improving human life in developed nations. I am in favor of drastic tax cuts. I also believe in strong border security. There are far too many children being trafficked along our Southern Border for any moral person to turn a blind eye. My stance on the 2nd amendment is very conservative. I believe people have the right to bear arms, and ones which are more commensurate with those used by governments. However, my stance on legalizing marijuana and decriminalizing some other drugs could be described as somewhat liberal.

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


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

I love the United States of America! We need a rebirth of the Tea Party Movement. Taxes have reach disgustingly high levels. Investments into Space Exploration will have positive ripple effects across the economy. Reagonomics needs a resurgence across this country.

Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

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

People convicted of domestic abuse or violent crimes need restrictions on their ownership. Reducing restrictions on gun ownership for people with mental illness will help these people protect themselves against violence.

Other Important Issues

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


I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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


The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

Puerto Rico Statehood Medical Marijuana Legalization Moon Colonization Program

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

On an individual level, it still is a threat. In high school and college, I witnessed racism against some of my African American friends that needs to be rooted out. I do not believe it is a massive threat to domestic security, though it can be on an individual level.


  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, Rhetoric, Music, 2016
  • Piedmont High School, Piedmont, California, 2012
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Everipedia, Executive Editor
  • Piano Castle, Head Instructor
  • Afterschool Enrichment Solutions, Computer Programming Teacher
  • Keyboard Educators, Music Teacher
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