Candidate Profile
Rhonda Furin

Republican , California

Biography

Panel Rating

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Questionnaire

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?

I am a Pro-Life Conservative Republican Woman.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

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?

Through a balanced budget, limiting the free and welfare socialist ideas.

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

California has a spending problem with other people's money. We need to hold local and state entities responsible with accountability. Taxes and Regulations need to be balanced. We need to be more supportive to the Middle Income population. The word Free needs to be eliminated from all these broken promises, nothing in life is free. Over taxation is not the solution to these unkept promises.

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

I feel there needs to be accountability of these guaranteed loans and options for students to work in relation to paying these loans off.


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.

Yes   

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

There must be a neutral attitude toward religion, this includes as a Conservative Republican teacher with a strong Pro-Life stance, union dues should not be supporting a Pro-choice option only.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

I support Private Insurance with opportunities to purchase across state lines. It should allow for options always protecting pre existing health conditions.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

I believe in an America First foreign policy.


Immigration

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?

This obviously has to be addressed in regards to the differential circumstances.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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 Baptized, Confirmed Lutheran Christian and believe humans are saved from their sins by God's Blessing through Faith and Communion.


Qualifications

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?

Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I was a Conservative Democrat before walking away from the party about 11-12 years ago. As a retired teacher I am now registered as a Conservative Republican. I believe a choice of occupation or career should not determine your political affiliation or how one should think or feel on issues.

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

No

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

I have been a dedicated public servant for over 26 years in the field of education and I would be honored to continue that service with a bigger voice in Congress protecting and educating others for my District #45, Orange County, and California. It has been said that one key opens every door, and that one key to our nation and our children is Education. I will make it my top priority to unlock that door.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I believe in the Second Amendment protecting the individual's right to keep and bear arms.


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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?

Accountability in our Nation's Educational & Healthcare Systems, Upholding Our Constitution as written by our founding fathers, Addressing a fair, respected immigration solution to an ongoing issue that has never been corrected to protect Americans or Immigrants that came here legally.

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

Racism appears to be an issue the democrats bring up repeatedly. One needs to realize it is an internal threat to oneself, and until one accepts this notion, people will feel how they feel. We all bleed the same blood therefore, it is an individual domestic threat only. Eleanor Roosevelt stated, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" so basically why allow it to change your perception to what you think others are thinking?


Background

Education
  • California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, ABA, 2018
  • California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, Clear Special Education Credential, 2016
  • National University, La Jolla, Clear Multi-Subject Credential, M.S. ED, CLAD, 2001
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Hacienda La Puente Teachers Association, Union Representative
  • National Education Association, Teacher
  • California Association of Resource Specialists, Special Education Teacher
  • Association of Curriculum and Development, Premium Member
  • California Teacher's Association, Teacher
  • Miss Teenworld Pageant, Contestant
  • Mrs. America Pageant, Contestant
  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pre-school Sunday School Teacher
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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