Candidate Profile
Reba Hawkins

Republican , Maryland

Biography

Name
Reba Hawkins
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Other Information

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?

When the mother's life is at risk.


Economy

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

Strongly Agree   

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?

I don't think they can be guaranteed in the current form. I would work on legislation to protect them for those that need them most, but find a path for younger generations to have a way to opt out.

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

I would audit the defense dept. and I would cut wasteful spending starting there. We could save $200 billion over night.

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

I think our youth are suffering under crushing debt. I am open to debt relief programs.


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.

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?

The government must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion and that the government does not get to use its power to abuse the church or our right as a people to stand up for our faith.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree   

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 believe healthcare is a right, and when we have healthy people, we have a healthy economy. I would build upon the ACA.


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?

We have a responsibility to fight radical islamic terrorism where they are so we don't have to fight them here.


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 Disagree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Agree   

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

We should allow anyone that wants to come and help build upon the idea of the American Dream.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


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 Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a life-long Christian, with my faith in my lord and savior Jesus Christ.


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 love the Trump tax cuts, but believe we could have gone further to a fair tax or flat tax.

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 am a small business owner, and that is the scope and lens you can expect me to view things.


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

I believe very few restrictions are needed. Communities with high levels of legal gun ownership are safe communities. We also must figure out what to do with our communities that are suffering from illegal gun violence.


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.

Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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?

The first would be an infrastructure package. I would then work on a business development and workforce development package with true access to capital for startups. The third bill would be a tax cut to keep growing our economy.

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

Yes, it is and it is a growing threat. It is more of a threat than radical Islam. We do everything in our power to make sure we never have another Dylann Roof or Charlottesville.


Background

Education
  • Morgan State University, Business Administration
Work & Military
  • Business Entrepreneur
Affiliations
  • Southern Baptist Church, Member
Offices
  • MD 7th Congressional District, Sought 2020
 

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