Candidate Profile
Joe E. Collins III

Republican , California


Joe E. Collins III
U.S. Rep., Dist. 43

Panel Rating

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Legacy Republican Alliance


New Journey PAC, The Republican Party of Los Angeles County - LAGOP

Reported by Candidate

Los Angeles GOP, New Journey PAC, Legacy Republican Alliance

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), Trump Victory (2019)
Geoff & Anne Palmer (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.


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.


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortions should be allowed for victims of violent crimes, if the victim so chooses.


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?

We have to keep medicare funded for our seniors but we also have to start having financial literacy training for our young adults to learn better ways to invest their money and allow their money to work for them.

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?

If the debt belongs to that individual tax payer.

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?

Religion is between man and his god and no Government can come between that relationship.


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?

quality healthcare should be something that everyone can afford. If people cant afford private heath care then there should be a partially govt funded health care programs for those who do cant afford health care.

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?

Stop funding other countries then going to war with them.


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 should be allowed to come to the U.S. but they have to come the right way and follow the laws to becoming a legal citizen.


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.


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 very spiritual. I believe in God. Family is very important to me. I believe everyone has the right to build the life they choose to live with out interference from the government.


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 believe that if everyone sat and thought about what their values are then they would see that they hold very conservative values as well.

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 13yr U.S. Navy Vet. I have already taken an oath to protect and defend this country from all enemies foreign and domestic. I will work to rebuild our country and the district I will soon represent. Maxine Water has done a lot for our communities back in the days but she is 81 years old and completely out of touch. She refuses to move forward and she is hindering the growth and development of the younger generations. It is time we had a fresh face and new leadership in Congress. My name is Joe Collins and I am the future of the 43rd

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?

Anyone who have been convicted of a violent crime should not be able to have a firearm. We need to have strenuous background checks to ensure people with severe mental illnesses cant buy guns.

Other Important Issues

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


I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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


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. Repeal of the 1994 Crime Bill Authored by Joe Biden and passed by Bill Clinton. 2. Infrastructure. 3. Health Care.

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

Racism in not a threat to national security. Perpetrating the racism that happened in the past with out taking steps to move forward is a bigger threat.


  • University of Phoenix, Los Angeles, Accounting, 2020
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy, AD1 - E6, 13.5
  • Naval War College, 1
  • West LA Civic Center, Volunteer
  • San Diego Lions Club, Member
  • Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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