Candidate Profile
Robert W. Herrick Jr.

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Robert W. Herrick Jr.
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 89
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Kansans for Life PAC

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?

Abortion should not be allowed, except in cases of rape, incest, to prevent the death of the mother, and other common sense measures.


Economy

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

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 reduce the spending on congressional salaries. Government funded programs such as Planned Parenthood would be cut completely. Social program funding would be decreased. Spending on federally insured school loans would be reduced and alternative methods would be looked into.


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.

No Answer   

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 is a concept for defining political distance in the relationship between religious organizations and the state.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

I would promote coverage by requiring healthcare providers to be transparent and open about cash prices versus the insurance price and cheaper alternatives to service.


National Security

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

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?

Anyone should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. so long as they do so legally and will bring some sort of benefit to their move. Individuals who do so for the sole purpose of living off the government and through the dollars of tax payers are a burden to us all and should not be permitted.


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an Evangelical Christian. It is important that the message of salvation and hope transcends all cultural, political, economic, gender, and religious boundaries.


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.

www.herrickforkansas.com/updates/my-views and www.facebook.com/herrickforkansas

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

I am a community and service focused citizen who strives to make a difference in our society. I grew up in a low-income family and went through the struggles most Americans have to face.

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?

Every so often, a new generation rises up and is called to do what is needed to be done. Today, it is time once more – and it’s time for my generation to answer that call. I firmly believe in and support the laws and initiatives that improve and promote strong families, strong communities, & responsible government. Join me in support of our shared values and vote Herrick on election day. Visit www.facebook.com/herrickforkansas


Judicial Philosophy

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

Neutral   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

No restrictions except for those outlined in federal law that make sense. These are restrictions to gun ownership on certain citizens who have previously been convicted of public safety crimes.

iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate received an AQ 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.

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?

Lower Taxes (no tax on food) Healthcare (quality & affordable; Value Them Both amendment) Gun Rights (staunch 2nd Amendment advocate)

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

Yes. Racism ignites panic in many communities and fuels domestic terrorist groups such as antifa. The threat divides so many Americans and weakens our unity.


Background

Education
  • Butler County Community College, online, in progress
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, in progress
  • Wichita Northwest High School, Wichita, Graduate, 2009
Work & Military
  • Textron Aviation, Quality Technician
Affiliations
  • Sedgwick County Republican Party
Offices
  • Republican Precinct Committeeman, Held 2
 

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