Candidate Profile
Gina Johnsen

Republican , Michigan

Biography

Panel Rating*

Conservative 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

2
*Patrick Colbeck, *Right to Life of Michigan

Others

2
Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan PAC, Robert "Bob" Atkinson

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Deb Shaughnessy (2012), Scott Walker (2013), Tom Barrett (2015), Upright Michigan (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Callton Action Fund (2016), Patrick Colbeck (2019), Thomas Hooker (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

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.

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?

Stop funding for Planned Parenthood, cut other areas in departments where there is duplication or unnecessary administration or unused funding.


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.

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?

That the government cannot mandate a religion, nor can they stand in the way of the practice of religion. The church is protected by the government and in that way "separated", and the government does not interfere with the church.


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?

I would promote a free market healthcare system so that prices are reduced and all people have accessibility to what they need or decide to utilize.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Vetted, legal immigrants.


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 Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Biblical Christian with Biblical worldview, valuing people and preserving life as a priority in all situations.


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.

Evident in all I do.

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

Businesswoman, mother, small business owner, non-profit director, community leader.

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?

(Did not answer)


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.

Strongly 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 unless they are a known felon.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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. Defund all abortion clinics. Require all abortion clinics to be affiliated/connected to a hospital, with full reporting and healthcare requirements enforced. Full disclosure of all potential risks with having an abortion, make sure informative video/literature is seen/read by mother, and mandatory signing off on acknowledgement of the information. 2. Skilled trades education offered in public middle and high schools in lieu of social engineering classes. 3. Build partnership between government, medical community, and faith communities to assist Veterans with social, economic, and mental health needs.

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

Although it might be prevalent and problematic in some circles, it is not a known threat to our domestic security.


Background

Education
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, B.A., 1989
  • Lansing Eastern High School, Lansing, MI, Diploma, 1985
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Michigan Capitol House of Prayer, Executive Director
  • Crosswalk Teen Center, Promoter, Donor
  • Believers Christian Church, Active member
  • Parted Waters Band, Worship leader, Band manager
  • High School Robotics, Parent leader
  • Executive Committee, County GOP
  • Protect Life MI, Advisory Board Member
  • Salt & Light Global, Strategic Outreach Director
Offices
  • County Commissioner, Sought 1
 

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