Candidate Profile
William Elfgren

Republican , Nebraska

Biography

Name
William Elfgren
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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.

Neutral   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Circumstances that should be allowed but under great scrutiny are those of Rape/incest or genetic birth defects that would severely limit or greatly depreciate quality of life. I would also point out women who use the rape allegation to get an abortion where it’s later found the woman falsely accused someone of rape should be charged with manslaughter for the death of a child. Those who chose to have an abortion for medical quality of life reasons should be allowed the decision with medical counsel.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Economy

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

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

By bringing together the brightest economic minds to form a committee that would be able to revamp the system and put protections in place to ensure solvency for everyone in the social security system. I believe bipartisan support would be able to see this through.

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

Every single field filled with unnecessary regulations, antiquated programs, and bloated infrastructure.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

They shouldn’t. Instead I’d like to see interest free educational loans and the reduction of tuition costs in universities that receive government subsidies.

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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.

Neutral   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Yes   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

The state i.e. Government should have no say in matters of religion except in the instances where religion could infringe upon the rule or violation of law. In turn Religion should have no ability to dictate policy or laws. The Moral and Ethical practices of religion is taken into account during the formation of our laws and policies in our societal culture and should go no further than that.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I see the potential for a form of Medicare for all that could be opted into. A complete overhaul needs to be made in the healthcare system thanks to the efforts of the previous administration damaging further an already broken system.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Exactly what President Trump is already doing.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Everyone should be allowed to Legally immigrate to the United States provided they are law abiding individuals who value western society, and look to celebrate and enrich our culture.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God and Christian values.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

(Did not answer)

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

No

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

I would like the voters to take a moment before casting their vote to reflect on the last 14 years. President Trumps Administration has done a good job the last 4 years to dig us out and push our country back to where it belongs, but he has a ways to go yet. I ask you what substantial changes were made for your good and well being with Obama and his administration gave us empty promises of hope, and instead has made every single major aspect of our society and day to day lives worse. Healthcare was ravaged allowing the vultures to descend and pillage and plunder to the point insurance is nearly useless even when you can get an affordable plan while millions of people can't afford it so they resort to government assistance driving taxes even higher. It doesn't matter what's said or done by the people if their elected officials only listen to those with deep pockets continuing to cater to the Swamp!

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


2nd Amendment

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

None that aren’t already on the books

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Healthcare, immigration reform, family court reform.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

No, Racism is no longer involved in institutions other than affirmative action cases where race is used above an individual right to obtain entry under their own abilities. Racism in any form has no right to exist in the world of today.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Background

Education
  • Overton High School, Overton, diploma, 1997
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, NCTA, Curtis, no
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Overton Christian Church, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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