Candidate Profile
Jimmy Dean

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Jimmy Dean
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 10
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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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?

I do not support abortion.


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.

Agree   

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

I will study the budget before making a decision.


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   

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.

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?

Freedom for citizens to practice any religion by choice with the government maintaining a neutral stance.


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?

-Negotiating prescription pricing -Encourage more competitive pricing among health care service providers


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?

We should encourage law abiding citizens into our country that are willing to adapt to our principles as a nation. We should not encourage illegal immigration in any way.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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 Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a active member of Level Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia, GA and a strong supporter of religious freedom and separation of church and state.


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 believe in structure, public safety, strong Christian values, business, and tradition. I believe in the ability to shape our own lives through our government. Together we can accomplish this much more efficiently than we can as individuals.

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

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia and have 32 years combined experience in many aspects of Law Enforcement & Public Safety. I also have 20+ years experience as a Legislative Liaison while working with the GA Public Safety Training Center.

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 conservative that will fight for the citizens of district 10 by promoting transparent, honest, accessible government. I will apply the voices of EACH citizen to make the best decision for the district as a whole. I hope to help bring economic growth for future generations.


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Background checks


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

I prefer to speak with my constituents on any new ideas to propose to legislation.

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

No, I feel we have made giant strides regarding our states race relations and will continue to do so.


Background

Education
  • University of Georgia, Athens, BS ED, 1980
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Level Grove Church, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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