Candidate Profile
Joe Profit

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Panel Rating*

Somewhat Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

1
*Georgia Right to Life

Others

1
*Elbert Lee Guillory

Reported by Candidate

4
PRO PLAYERS & ENTERTAINERS, Network, NFL Alumni Atlanta Chapter, Senator Elbert Guillory, Jennifer O'Neal

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations (2018)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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.

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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I would guarantee the benefits of Social Security by expanding the work force of young Americans to continue to put into the system.

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

When I’m elected to Congress I would want to do a complete review of the entire united state government. Eliminate waste and abuse will be a top priority. And subsidizing of multi-billion dollar industry should be seriously looked at and reviewed.

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

I can’t think of any circumstances that would call for the use of taxpayers dollars to pay for individual obligations.


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.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘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?

Separation of church and state means that the state should not get involved with church business.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree'

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

I would seek ways to improve the current affordable healthcare system. Until a better system is passed by law that will benefit the American people.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

seek and destroy radical Islamic terrorism where ever it exist!


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree'

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

The People that will be allowed to immigrate to the United States would be those that has traditionally migrated to this country Without criminal records.

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been: 'The People who will be allowed to immigrate to the United States would be those who have traditionally migrated to this country without criminal records and in accordance with current U.S. immigration laws'.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree'

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an ordained minister. I have a spiritual walk and I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I respect and honor righteousness


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.

See attached link to a letter of endorsement from GA.State Chairman of the Republican Party. https://www.dropbox.com/s/l6jdf3blp0083jb/Endorsement%20of%20Joe%20Profit%20from%20GA_GOP%20Chairman_%20Ltr%20%281%29%20%281%29%283%29.pdf?dl=0https://www.dropbox.com/s/l6jdf3blp0083jb/Endorsement%20of%20Joe%20Profit%20from%20GA_GOP%20Chairman_%20Ltr%20%281%29%20%281%29%283%29.pdf?dl=0

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

No I have never been convicted of a felony not have I ever been penalized for sexual misconduct.

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

I have a track record of leadership throughout my life and it is time to put that leader ship to work for our country.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

There should be NO restriction on gun ownership however, we should have some type of consistent law that require licensing of citizens that are not criminal or mentally disturbed to owner guns.

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been: "There should be NO restriction on citizen gun ownership; however, we should have some type of consistent law that prohibits the licensing of citizens who have been convicted of felonies and those psychiatrically diagnosed as mentally disturbed. Additionally, no non-citizen should be allowed gun ownership."


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree'

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree'

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

The order of priorities doing my administration when I’m elected as follows. 1.) Improve the healthcare system 2.) Develop an infrastructure program to rebuild our crumbling bridges and other structures in the country. 3.)I would work to secure and fix the immigration system

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been: "The impact of the virus that originated in Wuhan, China has caused me to reorder priorities for my administration when I'm elected as follows. 1.) Work with President Trump to restore the American economy by help people get back to work 2.) Expand manufacturing and reduce dependency on China for goods. 3. ) Secure and fix the immigration system by taking steps necessary to ensure only non-criminal, legal immigrants can migrate to America. 4.) Improve our healthcare system to provide better health care access, reduce cost of prescription drugs while maintaining pre-existing conditions"

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

The term racism has been diluted to a point where it doesn’t define the real meaning of the term anymore. I don’t think racism is as threatening to the United States security as the division within our country is at this point.


Background

Education
  • University of Louisana Monroe, Monroe LA, BS, 1971
  • Haywood University, London, masters, 1992
  • Haywood University, London, PhD, 2003
Work & Military
  • N/A, N/A, N/A
Affiliations
  • The Ecumenical Alliance of ministiers, Ordained Minister
  • National Alliance of Businessmen, CEO of the year
  • National Football League Alumni, President of the Atlanta Chapter
  • Youth United for Proserity Foundation, Founder and Chairman
  • Piedmont Technoical College, Board of Trustee
  • Federal Reserve Board, Atlanta Georgia Board
  • Federal Communications Commission, Board Member
  • U.S. Trade Commission, Board Member
Offices
  • N/A
  • U.S. Congress 4th District, Sought 2018
 

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