Candidate Profile
Frank Hecker

Republican , Oregon

Biography

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David Panther - milinial, Bill Maddox - Democrate, mason hecker - republican

Questionnaire

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Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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?

Risk of death of the mother Rape


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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

My concern related to social security revolves around the fact that congress has borrowed up to 3 Trillion dollars from the Social Security system. Social security is now being called a benefit when it is actually a savings program that all employed persons pay into before they start receiving benefits at age 62 to 65. I do believe that a new emphasis needs to be placed on personal savings and retire programs but for most people today social security is the total support for most aged Americans. It must be managed to maintain solidarity and retained for the good of the people.

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

Some out of military and some out of redundant and overlapping programs.

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

I believe people who borrow money should pay it back. The issues is not about student loans, the root cause of the problem with student loans is the cost of a college education. Much is being done to supplement state universities for instate tuition's but more could be done in funding this. But when football coaches make $9 million a year and professors $300-500 a year, costs are going to go way up. There should be some voluntary adjustments here for the sake of education.


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.

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?

To me the state, or our constitution, is a reflection of our moral codes and agreements. Each country has civil laws and agreements that con-inside with their religions beliefs. We have on each dollar bill, "In God we Trust" and the creation and sustainment of a new kind of government created to protect the rights life freedom and pursuit of happiness for the people and instituted by the consent of the governed is a new and original concept to the modern world. It is also an "Experiment" that can not fail nor will we let it fail. 50-100 years ago our welfare program was the church. Now we have switched to government programs managed by governmental process that are wasteful, costly and not eff.icient .


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

My team is writing healthcare legislation that will repair our system, save billions of dollars in waste, and give people common sense preventative care and funding. The focus on preventive care with adequate funding can save billions of dollars by treating aliments and symptoms early before they become medical issues that require hospitalization or surgery. This will be accomplished by creating neighborhood small clinics staffed by registered nurses and doctors assistants, under the guide of a licensed medical provider. Patients that utilize these clinics will pay standard co-pays if they have health insurance and if not will pay a pre-stated fee of $50 to $100 based on the the severity of service. Any urgent or critical cases will be referred to major medical suppliers, hospitals and or urgent care facilities.


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?

Form alliances with the part of the main stream Islamic community and assist them in monitoring and controlling the elements of their own culture to eliminate the effects of those that believe in radical terrorism.


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.

Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Neutral   

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.

Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Agree   

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

All persons who are not terrorists or members of terrorists organizations in compliance with current migration policies. The immigration system needs to be updated and improved. Emigrants that have been in this country for years but have not been able to receive legal status because of the breakdown in the system should be granted citizenship upon passing the current citizenship tests and requirements. Personal who meet the professional requirements, ie: doctors, attorneys, other professional designations, should be licenced and allowed to practice.


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.

I believe in one God and that Jesus rose from the grave and lives within each one of us.


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.

I am a compassionate conservative and in my mind that means I believe one of the first responsibilities of government is to be fiscally responsible with our tax payer dollars. Government should have budgets and plan not to exceed the budgets, in the same manner normal households run their family finances. We should not lay the burden of debt on the shoulders of the generations to come. On the compassionate side, I believe healthcare programs and many other governmental programs are burdened with so many governmental requirements that it interferes with people getting the healthcare they require. Doctors and nurses spend 30% of their time charting documentation to meet government requirements when they they should be practicing medicine.

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 believe that this country is a place that has guarantees to protect our basic unalienable rights and that it is the governments roll to encourage and partner with individuals to pursue their dreams and develop their God given talents to enable them to have a better life for their selves, their families, and their community and country. FROM THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM:"We are a party of a growing economy that gives everyone a chance in life, and opportunity to learn work, and realize the prosperity freedom makes possible. Government cannot create prosperity, though government can limit or destroy it. Prosperity is the product of self-discipline, enterprise, saving and investment by individuals, but not an end in itself/ Prosperity provides the means by which citizens and their families can maintain their independence from government, raise their children by their own values, practice their faith, and build communities f cooperation and mutual respect


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?

In studying the current gun laws there is adequate documentation for all aspects of gun ownership and transfer of ownership. These laws are already in place for gun shows, manufactures and others in the ownership chain. Individuals selling or transferring ownership, ie: father to son, do not require background checks or other types of documentation which is good.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1 Healthcare 2 Education 3 Election donations reform

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

No I don't think so. We have come a long way in terms of race relations. There is still bias there but mostly a learned attitude. I would hope that at this point in our history we have moved past the "Race card" in term of human relationships.


Background

Education
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, BA, 1970
Work & Military
  • US Navy, 0-3 LT, 8
Affiliations
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Founder South Dakota
  • Fraternity college, President pledge class
  • AOCS (Navy), #1 Class
  • Naval Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun-Graduate
  • Republican Party, Prescient captain
  • Republican Party, Call center manager
  • Mayor of San DIego, Candidate declined 1976
  • SAP Software University, Graduate
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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