Candidate Profile
Mike Cargile

Republican , California


Mike Cargile
U.S. Rep., Dist. 35

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Roy Moore (2017)







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?

The survival of the mother


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?

Get elected to Congress and vote to protect it.

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

Downsize the Federal Government. Eliminate redundant Federal agencies who have State counterparts. Quit subsidizing our enemies. Demand accountability from those who receive United States funding.

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

Extortion of the American student has not taken place at the Federal level, it has taken place at the University/College level. When the cost of a college education increases nearly 8 times that of national wages...follow the money and you'll find the solution.

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?

A gross distortion of the 1st Amendment. Our Constitution guarantees freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion.


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?

Allow robust competition in the marketplace and remove governmental restraints.

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?

Quit treating Islam/Sharia Law like a religion and start treating it as a rival political system.


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?

Anyone who meets our criteria and comes through legally. However, I do feel we need to streamline the process and BUILD THE WALL.


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 am a born again Christian and have been for 24 years. Shortly after committing my life to Jesus Christ, I was baptized by John MacArthur at Grace Community Church.


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 have voted Republican my adult life, supporting candidates whose views were most in line with my own, and often being disappointed when they failed to hold the line when it came to conservative/constitutional principles.

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 may be the most blessed man running for office in California, if not the country. I am not a politician, but I would be a great Representative of the vast majority of my incredible District and a strident Constitutional Conservative at a time of unprecedented assault on our country's foundational principles.

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?

None. Gun ownership is a "right", not a "privilege", and is protected under the "keep and bear arms" section of the 2nd Amendment. Restrictions on the EXERCISE of the right should be handled on an individual basis.

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?

Remove the Johnson Amendment National Heartbeat Bill National Concealed Carry

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

Yes. It has become a tool of the media/liberals in their desire to subvert our Constitutional Republic and install a Socialistic/Communistic form of government. Racism has become the "go to" tool with the Democrat party in its effort to "divide and conquer". We are strongest we are all together as Americans!


  • Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, Bachelors, 1987
Work & Military
  • US Army, 1st Lieutenant
  • Big Event Pictures, President
  • Foothill Bible Church, Deacon
  • BREA Aquatics, Ways and Means Booster Chair
  • Diamond Elite Gymnastics, Booster President
  • Ontario Christian School, Traffic Management Specialist
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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