Candidate Profile
Joshua Scott

Republican , California


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Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


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?

Rape, incest, medical situations determined by doctor and pregnant 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?

Get government spending under control and cut unnecessary programs. Then, audit the federal government and treasury each year to ensure that the money Americans are putting away will be there for them and does not get misused.

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

Foreign aid to hostile countries, planned parenthood, over-utilized medicaid/medicare, benefits to non-citizens,

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.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.


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?

Religious groups and individuals should be able to practice freely, but not be sponsored, propelled, or pushed by any public institution. The government should also not engage in any public-funded practice or policy that infringes on one's religious beliefs- such as taxpayer funded abortions.


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 must allow the health insurance market to operate freely and compete for business from consumers by providing high-quality healthcare at low costs to all Americans. Here are a few ways we can do that: Allow for interstate competition by allowing consumers and employers to access plans across state lines. Ensure that plans are provided to those with pre-existing conditions. Expand tax exemptions for health savings accounts. The Department of Health and Human Services should continue to provide grants to health centers that provide healthcare to young patients, rural residents, and low-income communities. Reduce medicaid overutilization Repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act which allows for insurance companies to price-fix and avoid antitrust laws.

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?

Deterrence, extreme vetting of immigrants and refugees, imposing maximum threats to violence against Americans or other innocent people, and assist cultures in Islamic regions with education to minimize indoctrination and radicalization.


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.


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

Individuals/families that can demonstrate merit and sustainability with no criminal history. Asylum seekers and those in need of government assistance must be able to provide proof of circumstances and not use economic hardship or unemployment as a reason for asylum.


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.

I am a strong believer in God and it is the Judeo-Christian values of American society that make our country great. Religious freedom must be upheld and protected.


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.

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 am a proud American patriot and I have demonstrated that I will always stand for conservative policies that put American prosperity and opportunity first. I will never bend on controversial issues such as border security, the 2nd amendment, supporting Israel, etc.

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?

Those with violent criminal history, those who have been flagged by law enforcement, and those with inability to pass current federal background checks should not have access to firearms. Current laws must be enforced and ensured before new laws are made.

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?

Immigration Taxes/regulations Housing/homelessness

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

No. While people still deal with the unfortunate and awful circumstance of racism on a daily basis, the United States is a leader in tolerance and diversity. Racial issues are often amplified by the media and certain politicians to sew division. My leadership will fight this indoctrination.


  • California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, B.A. Political science, 2016
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  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-32, Sought 2018

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