Candidate Profile
Craig Clark

Republican , Iowa

Biography

Name
Craig Clark
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 52
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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?

Ideally, never.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Neutral   

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?

Need to look at government waste through pork spending, excessive department spending and stop the use it or lose it spending by government agencies.


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.

Neutral   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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 no national faith but the nation can have a founding on religious principals.


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

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

We need to keep pre-existing conditions and look at market factors to strengthen private insurance otherwise we need to test fixes in the VA system and Medicare to see if those program fixes are scaleable to include all US citizens.


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.

Agree   

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

There are families that play by the rules that wish to immigrate and letting someone cut the line cheapens the value of US citizenship and as such we should enforce immigration law and work to eliminate line cutting.


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour, who died for our sins.


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.

The government needs to limit regulations and taxes on the people. We are a Judeo Christian values country and should value free will before taking freedom away.

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

I have a well-rounded education with degrees in Chemistry and Economics and a Law degree. I have worked minimum wage jobs to pay for college and I face student loans to this day. I was raised in the carpentry trade learned the value of a hard day's work.

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?

Basically I am like any other person who has lived life. I am a working-class first-generation college graduate where I had to work hard to achieve what I have achieved. I have been poor, I have faced homelessness, I faced an untimely death of father due to failure of VA. I faced government sluggishness as my father was fighting to get Social Security benefits for the family. I have seen my mother selling her house due to high taxes. I have worked alongside people who have been burdened by the government and ask for help but do not see anyone in government who will. I am the one person who can and will help.


Judicial Philosophy

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

Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Law-abiding citizens are of no harm to the public as such their right to gun ownership should not be restricted.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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. Increased online learning for schools 2. Policies that will help the family farms 3. Policies that will look at health care in State emergencies

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

Racism will always be present amongst all races. Education and tolerance in this country have reduced it but claiming racist over every action creates unneeded tension where it's not needed and weakens the damage true racist actions in this country cause.


Background

Education
  • Iowa State University, Ames, BS, 96
  • St Thomas University, Miami Gardens, JD, 03
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Cub Scouts, Den Leader
Offices
  • Rockford Township Trustee, Held 2019-current

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