Candidate Profile
Rich Anderson

Republican, Virginia

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Family Foundation VA, 2016-17:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business - VA (NFIB-VA), 2017:  100%
Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), 2017:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  79%, 89% (cum.)
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation (VTPPF), 2016:  63%, 73% (cum.)

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2016:  50%
League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2016:  38%, 44% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2017:  31%
Equality Virginia, 2013:  25%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2016-17:  10%

32%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Virginia Watchmen Council

Others

1
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
8
Dominion Leadership Trust (2017), Jeffrey M. Frederick (2011), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), Middle Resolution Federal PAC (2017), Scott Lingamfelter (2015), State Republican Party Organizations (2017) and 2 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
44
Barbara Comstock (2017), Barry Knight (2017), Brenda Pogge (2019), Bryce Reeves (2013), C. Todd Gilbert (2019), Charles D. Poindexter (2017) and 38 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
David Trone (2010), International Union of Elevator Constructors (2017), Log Cabin Republicans (2009)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

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

No Answer

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

No Answer

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

(Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

(Did not answer)

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

(Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

(Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

(Did not answer)


Religious Liberty

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

No Answer

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

No Answer

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

(Did not answer)


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.

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

(Did not answer)


Values

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

No Answer

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

(Did not answer)

Background

Education

  • Webster University, St. Louis, MO, Masters, 1982
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Bachelors, 1979

Work & Military

  • US Air Force, Colonel, 1979-2009

Affiliations

  • USAF Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol), National Commander
  • VFW, Life Member
  • American Legion, Life Member
  • Military Officers Association of America, Life Member
  • Air Force Association, Life Member
  • General Assembly Military & Veterans Caucus, Former Chair
  • Virginia Commission on Civics Education, Former Chair
  • House Science & Technology Committee, Former Chair

Offices

  • Delegate, 51st House District, Held 2010-2018

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