Candidate Profile
Charlice Byrd

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Charlice Byrd
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 20
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

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Endorsements*

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Conservatives

1
*National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Reported by Candidate

4
Donnie Henriques, Mayor of Woodstock, Steven W. Miller, Mayor City of Holly Springs, Rob Usher, Woodstock Councilman Ward 6, Gene Hobgood, Former Mayor of Canton

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Barry Loudermilk (2014), Michael Caldwell (2020), State Republican Party Organizations (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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?

None


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   

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

I would consolidate state agencies that provide duplicate services to Georgians. I think our state government could stand to have a full audit to root out waste and rot.


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.

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?

Our government shouldn't choose an official "church' of the "state.' In other words, it gives us the right to worship God without the interference of government intrusion or discrimination. It means freedom of religion not freedom from religion.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

With the coronavirus outbreak, its now more evident than ever that our healthcare system has areas for improvement. I am a big believer that the private sector is better than government in solving our problems. I believe if we get government out of the way of healthcare providers and professionals, the costs of healthcare will lower as access will go up. Also, even though Georgia allows selling of insurance across state lines, there still remain hurdles making this law teeth-less. We need to remove the bureaucratic traps and provide real incentives for hospitals and doctors to join new networks. If we do it right and commit, we will increase competition and lower costs.


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?

People should be allowed to immigrate to the United States if they follow and comply with immigration laws.


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 full-fledged Southern Baptist, baptized on August 1960. I believe God is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Bible is absolute truth, and not a living document. I also believe, we are living the Bible right now.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

You can visit my website, look at my voting record when I was in the State House or ask anyone that knows me. I am proud conservative and cling to my God, my Bible and my guns. My conservatism was strong even when we were the minority within the Republican Party.

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

I strongly believe in substantial community and civic experience, active participation in a political party, and the ability to communicate and advocate the party’s principles. I am a proven conservative and believe in the core principles of decreasing the size of government, lessening the tax burden; promoting personal responsibility; protecting personal liberties and exercising the proper role of government. As someone who has served our community, I know what it takes to protect our community, lower our taxes, keep balanced budgets and fight for our values.

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?

As a dedicated conservative and former staffer on the Trump campaign, I know what it takes to defeat the liberal agenda and get results. I’m running for office so I can get to work advocating for real conservative values in the Capitol


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?

None. The Second Amendment allows us the right to protect ourselves.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

1. Tax reform; 2. Real zero based budgeting; 3. Make sanctuary cities illegal

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

Born in 1951 and growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana with parents that were a “mixed marriage” was racism. My father was full-blooded Chinese and my mother was Irish, English, and Scottish; to say the least, it was difficult not knowing who or what to identify with. It was also a time in the south when signs were posted for Black people to sit in the back of the bus, drink water from different water fountains, separate bathrooms, etc… that was racism, and racism grows out of hatred. My parents taught us to love over hate and to accept everyone without prejudice. Relations between different ethnic groups could be better but do not believe it is a threat to domestic security as long as one arrives legally and through the proper channels.


Background

Education
  • Southeastern University, Hammond, LA, B.A., 1974
Work & Military
  • Brian Kemp for Governor, Cherokee County Volunteer
  • Donald J. Trump for President, North Georgia Field Representative
  • Tea Party Patriots Foundation, Independent Contractor
  • Georgia House of Representatives
Affiliations
  • Cherokee Republican Party
  • Georgia Republican Party, Executive Committee
  • Cherokee Republican Women's Club, Past President
  • North Georgia Angel House, Chair of Board of Directors
  • Friends of Holly Springs Police Foundation, Board of Directors
Offices
  • Georgia House of Representatives, Held 8 Years
 

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