Candidate Profile
Gregory Coll

Republican , Maryland

Biography

Name
Gregory Coll
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Other Information

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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?

Stop late term abortion when mothers are not at risk and save children’s lives. There is no reason late term abortion should be administered unless there is a health risk to the expecting mother. Support should be offered in other ways for expecting mothers to help them and their babies to be happy and healthy. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


Economy

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?

Social Security - Seniors deserve to have the benefit of their investment in this system, and the U.S. should preserve social security benefits for our seniors. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.

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

There are systematic and technological efficiencies that will reduce the cost of most if not all government programs, free market principals should be applied to reduce costs and help balance the budget. There is also substantial waste in programs operations and in some cases completely failed programs including the Affordable Care Act. Healthcare systems run by governments are inefficient, reduce standards of care, and diminish patient and physician relationships. Visit www.gregorycoll.com

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

None. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


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?

Separation of church and state means that the governmental establishment in the U.S. is separated from religion. I, Gregory Coll, believe that there are underlying Christian principles that form some of the foundation of our government even though there is official separation of religion from government in the U.S., and that the U.S. would not be as prosperous if these fundamental values were not part of government. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


Healthcare

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

Strongly 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, Gregory Coll, believes patients should come first in the U.S. healthcare system. Healthcare systems run by governments are inefficient, reduce standards of care, and diminish patient and physician relationships. A healthcare system based in free market principals, promotes competition, drives down costs and gives the power to the patients and physicians caring for them. I, Gregory Coll, believe Flexible Spending Accounts unspent money should roll over with no restrictions. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


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?

The United States can help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. I, Gregory Coll, believe the U.S. needs a strong military with an emphasis on defense to combat growing threats domestically and abroad. Staying ahead in military technology is critical to maintaining U.S. global leadership and keeping our communities safe at home. Maryland is a leader in the field and has one of the largest defense contractors in District 8. As a really inspiring story which speaks to the great technology coming out of Maryland, when each state was asked to bring an item to the White House, Maryland brought a Joint Strike Fighter: an advanced fighter aircraft. I, Gregory Coll, want to develop the high technology systems that are required for the U.S. military and the defense of the nation. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


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?

I, Gregory Coll, want to promote and welcome legal immigration and put a stop to illegal border crossings. Illegal immigration is not good for this country or the individuals participating in it. Passing legislation to up the legal immigration caps, and making it simpler for legal immigration processing is key; especially when the individuals have studied in the U.S. and have employment sponsored support. I, Gregory Coll, want to attract the best people from around the world. I, Gregory Coll, want to retain students trained in the U.S. to feed the growing demand of the thriving economy, and keep the criminals and illegal immigrants out reducing the burden on U.S. law enforcement and welfare systems. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I, Gregory Coll, am Christian and have Christian spiritual beliefs and values including: peace, honesty, self-control, respect, kindness, love of God and neighbors, forgiveness of sins, the ten commandments. I believe in Jesus Christ and that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


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.

www.gregorycoll.com www.facebook.com/gregorycoll2

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, Gregory Coll, have been married since September 2010, live in Rockville, MD, and have three children: two boys and a girl. My children bring the most joy to my life. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


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?

Gun Violence Gregory Coll wants to support local police stop criminal activity and crack down on illegal possession of fire arms, without sacrificing law abiding citizens’ rights to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


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.

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?

Military and Defense The U.S. needs a strong military with an emphasis on defense to combat growing threats domestically and abroad. Immigration I welcome legal immigration though want keep the criminals and illegal immigrants out reducing the burden on U.S. law enforcement and welfare systems. Health Care Patients should come first in the U.S. healthcare system. A healthcare system based in free market principals, promotes competition, drives down costs and gives the power to the patients.

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

I, Gregory Coll, believe in equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. Stopping bias based programs will help eliminate discrimination. For more information, please visit www.gregorycoll.com.


Background

Education
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, Master of Engineering, 2018
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Bachelor of Science, 2003
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Holy Cross Church, Contributor
  • Republican Party, Member
  • Salvation Army, Contributor
  • Habitat for Humanity, Contributor
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Senior Member Liquid Propulsion Technical Committe
  • National Rifle Association, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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