Candidate Profile
Debra Lamm

Republican , Montana


Debra Lamm
U.S. Rep. (At Large)

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Montana Family Foundation (MFF), 2007-15:  100%
American Conservative Union MT (ACU-MT), 2015:  92% (cum.)





Eagle Forum PAC

Reported by Candidate

Eagle Forum

Selected Contributions


Republican National Committee (2017), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)







Other Information

<u><font color="#000119"><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Voting Record</a><br /> <br /> Key votes:</font></u><br /> <a href="">HB 479 Requires Fetal Anesthesia for Abortions after 20 Weeks - Voted Yea - Passed House 3/25/2015</a> <p><a href="">HB 200 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients - Voted Yea - Passed House 2/20/2015</a></p> <p><a href="">HB 298 Amends Concealed Weapons Regulations - Voted Yea - Passed House 2/19/2015</a></p> <p><a href="">HB 203 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Federal Gun Restrictions - Voted Yea - Passed House 2/9/2015</a></p>


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?



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?

We must honor our obligations to those citizens who have been promised benefits although social security. Government should not use the social security trust as a slush fund.

iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate has requested a change to her original answer. Here is the corrected answer: We must honor our obligations to those citizens who have been promised benefits though social security. Government should not use the social security trust as a slush fund.

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

Any and all expenditures for unconstitutional programs.

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


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.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The state should refrain from interfering with the free exercise of religion and the expression of beliefs as intended by our Constitution.


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?

Develop a free marketplace. Companies need to compete and individuals should buy directly what they want and determine what they will pay. Open opportunities for insurance across state lines. Get the insurance companies out of the doctor/patient relationship. Health savings accounts. Transparency is critical.

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?

Revise immigration laws. Protect our borders. Prosecute known terrorists within the USA. Stop radical Islamic terrorist training on US soil.


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?

It should be open to only those individuals willing to assimilate into the American system.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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.

I am a born-again Christian and hold a Biblical worldview and values.


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.

Voting record in the MT House of Representatives. Ratings from various conservative organizations. Conservative activist activities--prolife, fighting Common Core, advocating school choice.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

In addition to serving in the Montana State Legislature and as a former State Republican Party Chairman, I have had success in the corporate world, as well as in small business as an entrepreneur. As a citizen-activist, I have been instrumental in the Pro-Life movement, as well as education. First working for the Montana Family Foundation, and then as Founder of grassroots groups Montanans for School Choice and Montanans Against Common Core. Working to restore local control to schools, I was awarded the Milton Friedman Champion of Education Freedom award. As a guardian ad litem, I used my skills as a lawyer to advocate for neglected and abused children caught up in the court system. With my hard-earned graduate and law degrees, I am a skilled organizational troubleshooter and negotiator, who brings a common sense approach to solving problems and achieving results. My husband Joe and I have been married for 32 years.

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?

There should be no restrictions on gun ownership for law-abiding citizens.

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?

Require single subject bills. Eliminate the department of education. Require bills that will add no new net spending.

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

It can be. The prior administration did their best to divide us. However, under the leadership of President Trump, we see positive effects from lower unemployment across all races and a renewal of the American spirit.


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Juris Doctorate
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, MBA
  • NIU, DeKalb, BS Biological Sciences
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • CASA, Board Member
  • Livingston Depot, Board Member
  • Orange Co Bar Association, Guardian ad Litem
  • Education Commission of the States, Commissioner
  • Park Co Pro-life Coalition, Founder
  • MT Against Common Core, Founder
  • MT for School Choice, Founder
  • MT State House, Held 2015-17
  • MTGOP Chairwoman, Held 2017-19

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