Candidate Profile
Bryan Pruitt

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Bryan Pruitt
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations (2020)

Summary

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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?

Rape, Incest and the Life of the Mother


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?

Kansas state budgets are required to be in balance every year.


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.

Disagree   

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 government should never establish a government endorsed or official religion and should never limit the free exercise in the fullest extent it is understood of a person's personal religious beliefs.


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?

Free markets are best able to adapt to the demand for different levels of healthcare at affordable prices for different stages of life. I oppose Medicare and Medicaid expansion because they must be maintained and strengthened for those the programs were originally designed for.


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.

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?

I support legal immigration and the enforcement of our current 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.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins and rose from the dead. I have been offered eternal life through him. I walk my faith by being charitable and kind. I try to see the image and likeness of God in everyone I meet. I ask forgiveness of my sins. I take to the outdoors often to pray and embrace Creation. My faith gives me the ability to turn the other cheek, offering forgiveness and love when it is often not easy.


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.

I have been a life-long conservative and my platform of conservative ideals and plans to improve the lives of Kansas families can be found on my website at pruitt4kansas.com

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

I have worked most of my career in the political world. I owned my own small business for over six years. I was Director at the conservative website RedState.com. I have done work in constituent advocacy and want to secure the Republican Party's future with a young, dynamic, conservative voice.

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?

Please visit my website at pruitt4kansas.com or on social media at @pruitt4kansas


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?

None.

iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate received a B rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/kansas/


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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?

Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment to the Kansas Constitution Electoral Reform Tax Fairness

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

Yes. We must all work together to heal our Nation.


Background

Education
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, MPA, 1996
  • Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, BA, 1994
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Manhattan Optimist Club, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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