Candidate Profile
Kevin Cookingham

Republican , California


Kevin Cookingham
U.S. Rep., Dist. 16

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California Republican Party, Dran Reese

Reported by Candidate

CAGOP, Fresno Central Comm, Madera Central Comm, Merced Central Comm, Jim Patterson Ca Assembly, Jack Hannah- Local celebrity

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019)







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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?



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?

We have no choice. We must raise the retirement age. Retirees receive far more than they put in to system.

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

Social services. Reduce govt employees. Raise retirement age.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing 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.

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?

The State must not interfere with the church. State must protect religious freedom.


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?

We have 11,500 free community health centers in the US. Look at my website and click on resources.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Must take a hard stance with military and strongly vet all applying for citizenship.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Must primarily benefit America. Must assimilate and be productive.


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.

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 accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord at age 7. I am committed to living my life to His glory.


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.

Go to

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?

Married 34 years to wonderful Christian wife. Committed to making a positive difference for this valley, state and nation. If I seem brief, I completed on my iPhone. Sorry

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

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


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Tax reform Pro life legislation Welfare reform Trump is already doing well with immigration

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

No. The loss of the family system and generally recognized morality. Breakdown of culture. Loss of biblical norms


  • CSUF, Fresno, MS MFCC, 1988
Work & Military
  • Clovis Unified School District, Administrative/ Principal, 25
  • Youth For Christ, Director, 5
  • Hume Lake Christian Camps, Director, 5
  • Hume Lake Christian Camps, Board Member
  • Grace of the Valley, Volunteer
  • Trinity Bible Church, Volunteer
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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