Candidate Profile
Mike Garcia

Republican , California


Panel Rating

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Combat Veterans For Congress

Reported by Candidate

Larry Elder, Gov Pete Wilson, Congressman Buck McKeon, Congressman Elton Gallegly, Mayor Keith Mashburn (Simi Valley), Mayor Rex Parris (Lancaster)

Selected Contributions


Howard "Buck" McKeon (2019), Supporting Electing American Leaders (2019), Valor PAC (2019)







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.


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?

Life threatening to mother


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?

Social Security is a contract with Americans that needs to be honored without exception. If there is a funding problem in the future, disbursements should be explored but only for future generations and not existing contributors older than 18 years old. Again, the government needs to adhere to their existing contracts with Americans.

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

Entitlement programs. I would download funding for Federal Dept of Education to local school boards and schools themselves. The local school districts are more effective and efficient than the federal government.

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

Only if the student serves in the military.

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?

It means that the government should not and cannot dictate the guiding principles of a church. The government shall remain neutral towards religions.


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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.


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

By removing artificial barriers to full competition. Customers should be able to shop across state lines and adjust their policies just like the car insurance markets. More competition is needed. And healthcare providers should be required to provide upfront pricing to the max extent possible before services are provided.

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?

Continue to fund and support the Global War on Terrorism and ensure adequate funding levels for DOD ($750b or higher) and enabling agencies. Continue AUMF.


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?

I believe in a value add system where only law abiding people who are able to pass US history, civics and driving exams are allowed in. And only through legal means.


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.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Christian who believes in God and Jesus as our savior.


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 pro-life, pro strong military and national defense, smaller government, lower taxes and balanced budgets with no deficit spending. Strongly support the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment (not to be infringed upon)

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?

Above all things, I am an American first. My loyalties are with the future and welfare of this great nation, not with a political party.

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?

The only restriction should be on significant military equipment.

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.


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. Improved mental health facilities for Veterans 2. Remove the SALT deduction limit of $10,000 3. Invest in a more robust national security apparatus to include more funding for the military and the border wall.

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

Racism is a cancer that is unacceptable to any society. A nation that tolerates racism will always be at risk of civil unrest or war. That said, I do believe our society is far better off in this regard than just 50 years ago.


  • US NAVAL ACADEMY, Annapolis, BS, 1998
  • Georgetown University, Georgetown, DC, MA, 1998
Work & Military
  • US Navy, F-18 Pilot, LCDR (O-4), 18
  • Raytheon, Senior Program Director, 11
  • Lincoln Club, Member
  • VFW, Member
  • Elks, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • SCV sheriff foundation, Member
  • Back the Badge USA, Member
  • Angel Force USA, Sponsor
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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