Candidate Profile
Phil Reynolds

Republican , California


Phil Reynolds
U.S. Rep., Dist. 18

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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?

I would support abortion only if the mothers life was at risk, rape or incest.


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

Strongly 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?

After I'm elected, the first step is to author a bill to audit the entire SSI system. How much fraud is taking place? How much has Congress taken over the years and when will it be paid back? Those questions must be answered first. I would then author a bill mandating that SSI funds depleted by Congress be fully restored, Congress be banned from ever taking another dime from theSSI system in the future and that all cases of fraud be prosecuted with extreamly heavy penalties.

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

Wasteful fraud would be the best place to start. Second would, I would eliminate administration duplicates. Third would be streaming efficiency and production of all government employees across the nation.

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

Taxpayers should not spend one penny on student loan relief. That cost should be covered by the creators of the problem, the colleges and universities themselves. With the money they have in endowments, that should easily fix the problem.

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?

Simply put, government has no business meddling in the religious beliefs of individuals and churches have a duty only to God.


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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Our President has a business mind that can get healthcare coverages under control. He needs help. The left wants to remove private healthcare. That cannot be allowed to happen. Employers and the Medical Industry must work together to agree on solutions that can benefit all.

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?

Support our current President and allow our trained military to do it's job, to the fullest extent possible.


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 Agree   

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

It should be merit based. I would fully support President Trump's immigration policy.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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 do not attend church, because I believe God is always with me. I am a God fearing American that prays daily. I am on this earth to work for God and if he wants me to serve in Congress, it will happen. I am only running because I believe it is God's plan for me.


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.

I am a fiscal conservative with a big heart. I do believe in helping those in need. I do believe we have a welfare system in place to help those that cannot help themselves. We must do more for seniors, Veterans and those with mental illness. I will never support or condone, helping couch potatoes or drug addicts feed their addictions. Children must also be protected from druggie parents and physical abuse. I believe my ideology is built into God's plan to help others.

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?

Our nation truly is at a crossroad between good and evil. Please consider doing more. Praying is great and never stop that, but we all can do more. Run for office, help that good candidate down the street. Walk a precinct, make a donation, post a yard sign. But the most important thing you can do is vote, and be an educated voter. Please don't vote for someone because their name sounds good, or they are of a certain gender. Please don't vote strictly along party lines because you feel it's the right thing to do. Vote for the BEST candidate. Thank you and God bless you.

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?

I am a Life member of the N.R.A. If you pass a background check, you should be issued a CCW Permit. That will 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?

1. Immigration 2. Healthcare 3. SSI System.

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

I don't see racism as much of a domestic security threat as I do the Main Stream Media. I do believe racism still exists, and always will, among humans. The brainwashing of our youth must stop. That very brainwashing is just perpetuating the problem of racism.


  • San Jose
Work & Military
  • USAFR, A1C, 7
  • Campbell Planning Commission, Chairman
  • Westchester Park Neighborhood Assoc, President
  • Olinder Neighborhood Assoc., President
  • GOP Central Committee, Held 9
  • Campbell City Council, Sought 2014, 2016

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