Candidate Profile
Jim Evans

Republican, Virginia

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Questionnaire

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of the Mother.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure 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

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

There are 3 areas that help to reduce unemployment and keep it low. The Federal Government must allow free enterprise and remove obstacles which imped it, too much regulation and red tape, foreign trade deals that send USA jobs overseas and high tax rates. I must allow competition so that prices stay low. It must make it easier for small businesses and new businesses to start. Keep government small and effective. State/Local governments must allow free enterprise and remove obstacles which imped it, regulation and red tape, and high taxes rates. It must allow competition. Be sure that local schools, colleges and universities are on the cutting edge of technology that will lead in establishing new industries thus creating new businesses that need employees. Keep a lower tax rate. Individuals are to stay alert about education, taxes, and justice for all to ensure we keep our inalienable rights.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The best role for government to play is to allow the economy to run on its own without government interference and over regulation. The government needs to monitor the economy that ensures the safety of a product or service, correct labeling, no price fixing among competitors, fair competition, stop theft of proprietary information, security of customer's information, and protection of markets from foreign dumping.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree

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

The cost of health care needs to be made known to consumers and the number of health care providers needs to be increased. Insurers need to allow groups of people to become an association so that they can take advantage of the lower group rates rather than an individual rate. Such as what large companies are able to provide for their employees. Competition will bring down the price. The cost of malpractice insurance needs to be reviewed and the penalties for malpractice as well. The regulations need to be reviewed and lessened to allow physicians to practice medicine at much lower cost. This needs to be reviewed for all health care employees and health care providers. The court system and the review of claims needs to be more closely watched to ensure an individual receives just compensation for their loss.


National Security

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

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The Founders understood that man is basically not good, though men can perform good deeds. When it comes to power man has a problem of self control. They were influenced by reformed thinkers, the preachers of their times, the Bible, John Locke, Thomas Hobbs, Cicero and others. Their life experience shows how they employed and conjoined these principles to make government of the people smaller, better and less intrusive. We failed to keep some of their basic principles. Virtue and self control.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian that believes Scripture is a special revelation of God speaking to both believer and none believer. Marriage is between a man and a woman and the Church is to encourage marriage and strengthen the family. The Church is to reach out and meet the needs of the local community. Each person is to work to meet their needs and their family needs. We as Christians are to work to influence all facets of society to live in virtue and self control. We are to assure that the individual and their inalienable rights are not removed or lessened in any manner.


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.

I have worked the polls during elections and supported candidates that hold my conservative views. I been involved in the Pro-life movement since the 80's.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

My education speaks for itself. My work experience covers a number of industries. I been working since I was 8 years old. I started out as a business owner, I delivered the newspaper near Pittsburgh, PA and come sun, rain or snow the paper got delivered. I pumped gas for a local hauler, cut grass, worked as a janitor all while in school. During college I was a plumbers apprentice, a deckhand, a trackman for a railroad company. Branch manager for a finance company and later a health care company. These experiences allowed to learn a lot about business, people and community. I have spent the last 22 years working in the financial area and have been a manager, trainer, coach, brand builder and a problem solver. I was given the opportunity to work with customer all over the world. These experiences help me to understand what people want and how they want to be treated. That is treated fairly and with respect. They also want solutions to their issues.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

EvansforVA@gmail.com 7573726343

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

When I am elected I will be back to visit you and keep you informed as to what is happening and how it will effect you. It is important that a citizen stay in touch with their elected officials.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

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

Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Background

Education

  • Regent University, Va. Bch, Va, Masters
  • W.Va State, Institute W.Va, Bach., 1978
  • Montreat-Anderson College, Montreat, N.C., Assoc., 1976

Work & Military

  • Capital One, Sr. Coord./Manager/Coach, 22

Affiliations

  • Covenant Reformed Fellowship, Elder
  • Junior Achievement, Volunteer
  • Portsmouth Tax Payer Alliance, Founding member
  • Portsmouth Tea Party, Founding member/Consitutional Studies Group

Offices

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