Candidate Profile
Cody Smith

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Cody Smith
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Liberals

1
Georgia Equality PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

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.

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


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?

I would advocate for department wide cuts of 1% every year.


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.

Disagree   

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?

Ensuring religious freedom for all. The government may not dictate what religion we practice or how we worship, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others.


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?

Working directly with the private sector to attract more providers to our rural communities and promote healthy lifestyle choices.


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?

All those seeking to better themselves, that present themselves legally at a port of entry with proper documentation.


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.

I was raised as a Christian and believe that whomever shall believe in their hearts and profess with their mouth that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, that they shall be saved from eternal damnation.


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.

Served as 1st & 2nd Vice Chair of the Camden County Republican Party, working to elect strong conservative republicans into all levels of elected office!

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

Small business owner of three highly successful stores along the GA coast, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy at College of Coastal Georgia.

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?

You won't find a greater defender of your 2nd Amendment in this GA State Senate race!


Judicial Philosophy

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

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

The 2nd Amendment shall not be infringed!


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Infrastructure, 2nd Amendment Protections, Criminal Justice Reform

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

Yes, we all need to accept that we are all American, regardless of race. Together we stand, divided we fall.


Background

Education
  • Camden County High School, Kingsland, GA, Marketing & Business Management, 2012
  • College of Coastal Georgia, Kingsland, GA, BS Public Policy, 2024
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Camden County Republican Party, 2nd & 1st Vice Chair
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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