Candidate Profile
Emmett W. Hanger Jr.

Republican, Virginia

Biography

Panel Rating

Moderate

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Virgina Chamber of Commerce, 2018:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business - VA (NFIB-VA), 2017:  83%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  72%, 73% (cum.)
American Conservative Union Foundation of Virginia (ACU), 2018:  61%, 72% (cum.)
Family Foundation VA, 2018-19:  71%
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation (VTPPF), 2018:  55%, 58% (cum.)
Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), 2019:  57%
Middle Resolution, 2018:  43%

70%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, 2018:  64%
Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2018:  60%
League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2018:  57%, 48% (cum.)
Equality Virginia, 2013:  25%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2016-17:  25%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2017:  24%
Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA, 2012:  0%

35%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
National Federation of Independent Business Virginia

Others

3
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance, Virginia REALTORS

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Jill H. Vogel (2017), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2008), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Commonwealth Sportsmen's Alliance (2018), Good Fund (2015), Joe T. May (2015), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2007), National Federation of Independent Business (2007), Republican Women's Organizations (2007) and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (2018), Betting on Virginia Jobs (2019), Communication Workers of America (2015), League Of Conservation Voters (2015), National Education Association (national, state & local affiliates) (2015)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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?

Rape, incest, to preserve the 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?

Promote policies to insure a vibrant economy and opportunities for education and skill training. Programs to steer people away from substance abuse and adequate and effective programs for rehabilitation as necessary. Do not develop programs that provide incentives for not working.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Infrastructure, business friendly regulatory environment, low taxes, good education system


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.

Disagree

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

As long as the ACA remains in place, we should work to improve it, and insure that there are affordable markets for all income levels


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.

Neutral

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

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘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

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree’.


Values

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

Strongly Agree

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘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

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree’.

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

Neutral

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?

Not sure what you are looking for here- I would say- Greed and the quest for power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian- Deacon in the Church of the Brethren


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?

Conservative

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

It is a matter of public record and thousands of recorded votes during my pubic service in the Virginia Legislature. Virginia Legislative Information System

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

23 years experience on the job, BS in Management & Economics and an MBA from James Madison University. Life long resident of this area and a life of public service in my community.

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

emmetthanger@aol.com (540) 885-6898

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

Nothing specific, but I would qualify my answer to question 23- The parents should be the primary authority, but that assumes that the parents are responsible- Increasingly in today's society that is not always the case.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree'.

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