Candidate Profile
Maria Strickland

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

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?

When the mothers life is in danger. When the mother is a victim of incest. When the mother is a victim of rape.


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 stop the government from using the Social Security reserve as accessible monies. The monies held in reserve are for the future Social Security recipients.

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

Government assistance should be reduced. Eliminate frivolous and outlandish grants. Also limit or eliminate the amount of money that is given to other countries

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

Never, If a person takes out a student loan it is there responsibility to repay it.


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   

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?

The separation of church and state is that, the government can not govern a church and a church can not dictate or rule a government.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Eliminating government interference and allowing insurance companies to compete in an open market promoting a demand or a more affordable and more accessible healthcare. Stop excessive price hiking of prescription drugs by pharmaceutical companies which increases the cost of healthcare.


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?

People entering into the United States from other countries that are predominantly Islamic should be vetted and if found that they have any behavior or association with a radical Islamic terrorism group should not be allowed to enter into the United States. Our military should continue to protect this country and our interests.


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 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?

Anyone should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. under the laws that are in place, and with proper vetting.


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.

Practicing Catholic.


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.

not at this time

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 life long conservative republican, and I am true to my word. I am honest and trustworthy, and will strive to make a positive difference for a better tomorrow


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

Those who have been convicted of a felony can not own a gun. Anyone who has been deemed mentally incompetent by a judge and is court ordered should not own a gun.


Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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

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. That Congress can no longer use Social Security Money for any reason. 2. To eliminate taxes from Veterans pensions, and secure VA healthcare at no cost to all Veterans. 3. To eliminate the Department of Education.

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

I don't believe that racism is a threat to domestic security because it a situation that is being tackled every day, and people of all races are striving for understanding and equality.


Background

Education
  • Broward College, Davie, 1990
  • Dade College, Miami, 2000
Work & Military
  • Correctins Academy, Corrections Officer, 1990
  • Policy Academy, Police Officer, 2000
Affiliations
  • NRA, member
  • Wounded Worrier, member
  • St. Jude Charities, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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