Candidate Profile
Cody Hart

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Cody Hart
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

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2nd Congressional District

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.

Neutral   

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?

Medical necessity as determined by a licensed doctor and in cases of rape when the mother approves.


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?

Cuts in our current governments cost of operation through increased efficiency and reduction in waste need to be made to ensure promises are kept.

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

I have already uncovered and reported hundreds of millions of dollars of fraud, waste and abuse within my own state government of Washington as a concerned citizen and I believe that when our nation address this problem in all states, we will have more than enough money to thrive as a country and balance the budget.

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

Government operated colleges that deceived students about their training and manipulated the student loan program should be held accountable and made to compensate student loan debt accordingly.


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?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

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?

(Did not answer)


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Confront it with force whenever it threatens to do harm to our country or its citizens.


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.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

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

All people from all countries around the world should be eligible to immigrate to the U.S. however, the U.S. should provide preference to individuals who have critical skills, education, and abilities to contribute to our society.


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.

Disagree   

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 non denominational Protestant Christian


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?

Moderate   

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

I have led a relatively private life with little political activity until recently. Over the coming weeks, and prior to the election, I will be posting information about my beliefs on my campaign website so voters better know what I stand for.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

Never

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Over the last several years, I have been using my expertise as a professional engineer to expose hundreds of millions of dollars of waste, fraud, and abuse that government has allowed through ignorance or incompetence. At the same time, I have been fighting rampant discrimination against veterans and minority owned businesses. I am tired of hearing that no one will be held accountable, and that raising taxes is the answer. I have a better answer, and I actually have the skills needed to fix these problems. I will hold government accountable, and will work with others. That is why I decided to run for U.S. Representative. I am the only candidate who actually has experience holding government accountable, who is an infrastructure expert, who has served honorably in the military, and who owns a small business. Most importantly, I promise to put our Country and region's needs above partisan politics.


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?

Only those with mental illness or a history of violent crime should have firearm restriction applied to them.


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.

Neutral   

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?

Transportation System Reform Housing Cost Regulations Reform Education System Reform

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, BSCE, 2004
Work & Military
  • United States Navy, E-5, 4
Affiliations
  • Veterans Administration, Work Study
Offices
  • na
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