Candidate Profile
Michael Bishop

Republican , South Carolina


Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


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.


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?

You have to quit printing money that we don't have. It will definitely be a high priority to me to protect this. The money should have never been spent and all money allocated to Social Security should be required to be kept in that budget.

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

Overseas fighting that doesn't benefit the citizens of the United States

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?

(Did not answer)


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


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.


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

I think you focus on job growth and income. It's better to create higher income than to make insurance cheap. I feel everyone gets better quality care that way.

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?

Be the strongest military in the world. I'm not a fan of being in every country fighting their battles. I believe in doing what's necessary to be sure the people of the United States are safe.


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.


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.


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


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

Anyone who does it legally. No exceptions otherwise.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



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.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I grew up Baptist. Was a youth leader for 15 years in a Presbyterian Church. I went to a Pentecostal church for a few years. I'm a devout Christian. I try to read my Bible and have a devotional every day. I believe Jesus was born, raised, died and came back.


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?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I don't believe in carrying debt. I don't believe in bailing out people. I believe churches and individuals could do a much better job of supporting and helping than the government can. If bailouts are given, they should be given to the organizations that can appropriately disperse the funds. I believe in hand ups not hand outs.

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?

I care about people. I love to serve. No matter what my opinions are, if elected, my vote is for the people of my district. I plan to be in touch and aware of their opinions in order to vote for them. I love to work. This will be my full-time job. I will be in the community when not in D.C. I know there are a lot of areas that I'm not well versed in because this hasn't been my job but I will put all my energy into catching up and being an active sponsor of new legislation.

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?

I believe we have a constitutional right to bear arms.

Other Important Issues

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

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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


The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

I've been a mayor for 6 years. My current goals are more about getting to know all of my mayors in the district as well as county and state officials and see what I can do for the district. I've not been in the federal government to have a strong calling for national legislation. I'm initially more concerned with the people of my district.

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

I don't think racism is nearly as big a problem as media makes it out. I think if medial would not promote it so much, it would be a lot better.


  • Midlands Technical College, West Columba, AS, 1994
Work & Military
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  • Mayor, Held 6

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