Candidate Profile
Sammy Baker

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Sammy Baker
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 45
Incumbent
No
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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?

Rape and incest - soon as possible after given all other options to having an obortion,


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   

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

We should run like a business- zero base spending each budget year. We can cut the budget in all departments of government .


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   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Agree   

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

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?

No single religion will be endorsed or controlled by the state. Freedom of religion- not from religion. All religions should be protected. Faith is a very important part of our country- why our founders came to America.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

All prices for health care should be published. All doctors fees , and hospitals prices . You should know in minutes IF in or out of network. Competition will bring prices down. You should pick and choose a coverage that works for you. There is already a safety net in place for unusual events in life. Hospitals won’t let you die.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

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   

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

Only legal immigration, controlled by the employment needs of our country.


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.

Agree   

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

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

12 Stone Church- Wesleyan faith- All citizens are created equal. We are all Gods creations- we need to love and care for each other. We need to love our neighbor as you do yourself.


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.

We should have a closed border. Immigration is great if legal. Capitalism has made America great and the free flow of commerce. We all have God given rights.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have worked in business for many years in Senior management . I started my Pest Control Company 9 years ago with a truck and equipment. I meet payroll, pay taxes, conform to government regulations and invest in the future of my company and employees. I have been involved at the Georgia Capital for 17 years with the Ga. Homebuilders Association, the Real Estate Association and Pest Control Association in the promotion of the housing industry to keep homeownership affordable. The fastest way to build wealth in America is to own a home. The American dream and center of family development. I believe in property rights. I am a Political Science Major from college and believe in the constitution as it is written- it never changes.

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 believe common sense has been lost in all levels of government. I do not know everything and will be open minded to other ideas that are good for all citizens. I believe government should be smaller and not bigger. Very few new laws should be passed each year.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Criminals can not have guns. We do not need military weapons for citizens. Any good citizen that wants a weapon should have one for their protection. Me and my wife have a conceal to carry license in Ga.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

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

Hospitals and doctors must post prices and state if in or out of network- drive prices down. Fully support and fund vocational training in High School and Technique Colleges as we are in need of workforce employees. All College student loans must be tied to a career with stated career earnings potential, no funding for worthless degrees. Government regulations are 30 % of the cost of building a home need to bring this under control. Term Limits

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

All racism is bad. We are all created equal. All should be treated with respect. I believe we have come a long way. It is slowly going away.


Background

Education
  • University of Arkansas, Fay. Ark, Political Science, 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • 12 Stone Church, Usher
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerace, Member
  • Buford business Alliance, Board member/ officer past
  • Sugarhill business Alliance, Member
  • Suwanee business Alliance, Member
  • Kiwanis Club, Member
  • North Atlanta Metro Realtors Association, Member
  • Georgia Home Builders Association, Board member / Government Affairs
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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