Candidate Profile
Citlaly Larios-Elias

Republican , Nevada

Biography

Name
Citlaly Larios-Elias
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Others

1
Veterans in Politics

Reported by Candidate

2
Veteran's in Politics, Nevada Veteran Association 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?

There are instances where it is required to end a pregnancy in order to protect the life or health of the mother, and also in cases when the mother has been a victim of rape or incest, and we should be kind and show empathy in these situations.


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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The money in Social Security should be independent of and protected from any other government entity. It should be treated as a traditional retirement plan, including routine audits, and full transparency.

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

I would eliminate the pensions to all elected officials, they can wait for their social security. Streamline and consolidate government agencies. Eliminate automatic budget increase and set all budgets back 5%.

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

None whatsoever. The contract to pay the debt was forged between the creditor and the student.


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.

Yes   

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

It means that no church, religion, or religious sect may have the sole power to run the federal government.


Healthcare

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?

Free market healthcare and ensure protection for pre-existing conditions.


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?

Stop all foreign aid to any country that allows the burning of our flag, chants of "death to America," or gives aid or support to such countries.


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   

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?

Anyone who is willing to abide by state and federal laws, based on personal merit, and contingent on our economy's ability to handle the growth and protect the American worker.


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.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. That all men should strive to keep the two great commandments- Love God and Love thy neighbor. All men have God-given rights and freedoms that ought to be maintained and protected by the governments instituted by man. All mankind should have the freedom to worship the Almighty according to the dictates of his own conscience. Any person who fails in their respective responsibilities toward others will be held accountable to God.


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.

Please see my social media and campaign websites.

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?

I am a Mexican immigrant. I came to this country when I was about 4 years old. I grew up and currently live in this district. I received my citizenship at 17. I joined the Army after 9-11 at 18 years of age. I am a disabled veteran. I am a Christian. I am a mother. I love this country, it is my home and I will do anything within my power to protect it and its Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I am Here for you. Here to serve.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

None.


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?

Repeal and Replace Obamacare, with free-market system. Single-issue-only bills in Congress, no more pork-filled bills. Return the legislative power of agencies to Congress. Keep the agencies as consultants to the branches of federal government.

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

No. It hasn't been thus far. This country granted the black slaves their freedom and the right to vote. It allows people from all countries to immigrate. It even gives citizenship to Cubans who step foot on our soil.


Background

Education
  • Sanford-Brown College, Henderson, BFA, 2014
Work & Military
  • US Army, E-2, 1
Affiliations
  • Active Republican Women of Las Vegas, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Relief Society, Member
  • Linus Project, Contributor
  • Days for Girls, Contributor
  • Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer
  • Blind Center of Las Vegas, Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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