Candidate Profile
Grace Williams

Democrat , California


Grace Williams
U.S. Rep., Dist. 41

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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.

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Aborting a pregnancy is a woman's right and a personal matter that women and their families must be given the right to make on their own. Their bodies, their choice.


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.


How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Guaranteeing Social Security for future generations means that we have a sustainable federal budget to support the program's longevity. We need solutions that feed into our economy such as making sure that large corporations are paying their fair share of taxes; promote healthy small businesses and streamline citizenship for undocumented workers to support a strong taxpaying base through a strong workforce. We also need to support entrepreneurs and the continued growth of small businesses who are major contributors to our tax base.

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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.

No Answer   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

No Answer   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


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


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.


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

I would start by fighting for the Affordable Care Act and then expanding it to meet the needs of all Americans, including those that prefer to maintain their private insurances.

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?

The federal government must treat radical Islamic terrorism as it would any form of homegrown terrorism and that is in partnership, and strategic coordination, with International, State, County and City intelligence organizations and communities.


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.

No Answer   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

No Answer   

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.


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?

We are a country of immigrants. Anyone should be allowed to come here as long as they are following the right avenues to become documented workers and citizens. However, we are also a safe haven for refugees and need to commit to keeping families together and streamlining solutions to address human right issues related to our refugees.


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.

No Answer   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs and values are Christian based.


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.

I am somewhat conservative on fiscal issues and the economy and somewhat liberal on social justice issues; as such, I am politically moderate. I am pro-business and pro-jobs. I believe in the power of public-private partnerships and the measured involvement of government in a region's economic strategy. I don't believe that government can fix everything. I believe, as reflected on my social media platforms (Facebook; Instagram; Twitter; LinkedIn) and PodCast (HER Congress with Dr. Grace), that the central part of building up strong economies is making sure that families and working individuals make livable wages and have access to resources that will help them be successful. It is also important that building up local economies rely on supporting small businesses.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No I have not.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I support term-limits in Congress.

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?

(Did not answer)

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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


The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

1. Make federal aid readily available for vocational schools. 2. Streamline job training and job placement opportunities for veterans. 3. Improve and expand the federal housing first program to support wrap-around services for mental health services and workforce training, to address homelessness.

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

(Did not answer)


  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, DPPD, 2016
  • University of La Verne, La Verne, MSLM, 2010
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, B.S., 1997
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Specialist, 8
  • American Legion Post 595, Member
  • Riverside Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • CA African American Caucus, Member
  • CA Chicano Latino Caucus, Member
  • CA LGBTQ Caucus, Member
  • None
  • None

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