Candidate Profile
Trent Christensen

Republican , Utah

Biography

Name
Trent Christensen
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
(Conditional)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Mitt Romney (2013), State Republican Party Organizations (2020), WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
WinRed (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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?

Rape, incest and the life of the mother as determined by a competent medical professional.


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?

By not spending it, and reducing/eliminating the national debt.

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

Foreign aid, money spent in administrative agencies across the board (minus the defense budget), and money spent on federal programs not within the juridiction of the federal government as defined by the Constitution.

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

Under no circumstances.


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?

That the state does not interfere with the operations of religious freedom. It is a restatement of the first amendment, not that church cannot have a voice in the affairs of the state.


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?

By promoting the free market. The free market is the best system ever devised for creating equity and affordability in the any market, not just healthcare.


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?

An all of the above approach: sanctions against countries that sponsor terrorism, cyber engagement/warfare, military action when necessary and when the target and mission and parameters are clearly defined, strong enforcement of our borders, reinforcement of strategic alliances around the world (like Israel), and diplomacy to enlist other countries in our fight against radical Islamic 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.

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?

We need a merit-based system similar to that proposed by President Trump. High levels of education, job skills, the ability to provide for oneself and contribute to society, and a desire to naturalize and become an American.


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God the Eternal Father, in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. I believe that God has a plan for each one of His children here on earth and that we have the responsibility to be good citizens, help those around us and become better today than we were tomorrow. We are saved through the grace of Jesus Christ.


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.

All of my campaign literature validates this answer, along with my posts on facebook and elsewhere online.

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've worked my entire professional career in the private sector helping raise money for small businesses and non-profits to start and grow. I understand the economy, I understand what it takes to grow a small business and create jobs. More than anyone else in this race, I am prepared on Day 1 to start helping President Trump put this country's economy back on track and take the steps necessary to put people back to work, save small businesses and help families that are struggling. This election is about saving families from ruin, and I'm the person who can do that.


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?

As few as possible


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.

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?

Lower taxes Balanced Budget Reduction of regulation through congressional oversight

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

As far as the term "racism" is used as a tool to silence those who disagree with leftist policies, then yes. Public policy discussions must be had without fear of being labeled a racist because you have a more conservative view. And when police officers are labeled as pigs and racists for simply doing their job, the fabric underpinning our nation begins to unravel.


Background

Education
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, J.D., 2008
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, B.A., 2000
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Member
  • VentureCapital.org, CEO
  • Eye Care 4 Kids, Board Member
  • Suazo Business Center, Board Member
  • Utah Republican Party, State Delegate
Offices
  • State Delegate, Held 2018-2020
  • County Delegate, Held 2018-2020
 

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