Candidate Profile
Jim Marchant

Republican , Nevada

Biography

Name
Jim Marchant
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Very 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

6
Andy Biggs, *House Freedom Fund, *Jim Jordan, *National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, *Nevada Right to Life, Paul Gosar

Others

5
Andy Matthews, John Moore, *Nevada First Agenda Association, Richard McArther, Vicki Dooling

Reported by Candidate

6
Congressman Andy Biggs, Congressman Paul Gosar, Former Mayor North Las Vegas Mike Montandon, Former Assemblywoman Vicki Dooling, Former Assemblyman Richard McArthur, Former Assemblyman John Moore

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Irving & Cherna Moskowitz (2019), Peter & Maria Zieve (2019), Walter & Marjorie Buckley (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

VoteSmart Legislative Ratings - 100% NRA, 91% Nevada Policy Research Institute, 90% ACU, 89% NFIB, Nevada Conservation League 17%

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?

Only to prevent the death 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I believe Social Security should be preserved by the full force of the US Government for the citizens that have paid into it. However, I would like to reform the entire system to a more free-market retirement system. Instead of the government taking a portion of your paycheck, it would allow you to invest it privately in a business that manages pension funds. It would be up to the US citizen to decide where their savings goes and what is done with it. A system like this could be phased in, having everyone under a certain age pay into a private pension fund and those who are of a certain age could live off of the current dying Social Security program.

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

I would eliminate some three-letter departments within the Federal Government. Especially the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All of the other Departments are in serious need of reform to eliminate Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.

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

Under no circumstances should Taxpayers pay off 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.

Yes   

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

The United States Constitution does not state in so many words that there is a separation of church and state. The first part of the First Amendment to the Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Therefore, it is more accurate to say that the Constitution promotes freedom of religion and prohibits the federal government from inhibiting its citizens’ ability to worship as they wish.


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?

I would like to rebuild our healthcare system using free-market capitalism principles and establish a mechanism that would not allow crony capitalism to take place.


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?

Build and Keep our military as strong as possible and use the military to eliminate any threats to the United States from radical Islamic Terrorists.


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?

Only people that bring value to the United States through a strict merit system. And they must follow all of our immigration laws to gain entry. They should assimilate and adapt to our customs and way of life.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe in the principles, values, morals, and teachings outlined in the Bible.


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.

While in the Nevada Assembly, Matt Schlapp's American Conservative Union ranked me #1 most conservative voting Legislator in the Nevada Assembly. NRA rated me A+ while serving in the Nevada Assembly Nevada Policy Research Institute ranked me #2 in the entire Nevada Legislature while serving in the Nevada Assembly. While serving in the Nevada Assembly I received a 100% rating from Nevada Right to Life.

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 started a software/computer company in 1984. I started an Internet service provider company in 1994. I started one of the first VOIP phone companies in 1997. I was on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years. I Founded the Federation of Internet Service Providers Association of America and was President for six years. I ran for and won the Nevada State Assembly seat representing District 37 in Las Vegas. I served on the Commerce and Labor, Energy, Taxation and Government Affairs Committees. Having served in the Legislature and being an outspoken Conservative, I have been recognized as a leader in Nevada politics. I was recognized and announced by the NRCC as one of the first 43 candidates in the country to be announced to their "Young Guns Program". I have been personally endorsed by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Congressman Andy Biggs and House Freedom Caucus leader Congressman Paul Gosar.


Criminal Justice

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

Neutral   


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?

Immigration, Tax Cuts-Spending-Economic development, and 2nd Amendment. And Energy - All US taxpayers a paying their portion of a $2.2 Million Per Day Fine because of our Energy policy. This can easily be resolved and the fine eliminated.

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

Yes, because evil factions within our country use racism to divide us and create unrest. Lincoln said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Using racism as a wedge issue weakens our country as a whole possibly to the point it will not continue to stand.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • Job Creators Network, Member
  • Federation of Internet Service Providers Associati, President
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • ALEC, Member
Offices
  • Nevada State Assembly, Held 2
 

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