Candidate Profile
Mark E. Lewis Jr.

Libertarian, Virginia

Biography

Panel Rating

Liberal

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

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Libertarian Party of Virginia, Libertarian Party PAC

Questionnaire

Right to Life

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

Disagree

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

Neutral

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Ideally, I would like to live in a world where it is only allowed to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape. However, the government, in my opinion, is not efficient enough to criminalize abortion and doing so would cause more harm than good. Therefore, I would stand against any effort to criminalize abortion.


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.

Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Allow maximum freedom in the market to entrepreneurs to create jobs.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Little to none.


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.

Disagree

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

Disagree


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?

By allowing free market competition between private companies in the field of healthcare.


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 Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree


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.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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

Neutral

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

Neutral

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

Agree

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

Humans are flawed. It says so in the Bible and its obvious in the world around us. And humans in government are just as flawed as the rest of us and just as susceptible to corruption, maybe more. Therefore, it is logically necessary to limit the powers of one human over another, and so it is necessary to limit the powers of a government that is comprised of flawed humans susceptible to corruption.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Bible. I believe it is the word of God, but I believe it can also be twisted to suit the purposes of corrupt people in power. So, I am in favor of separation of church and state and maximizing freedom for all citizens because allowing maximum freedom allows one to choose the righteous lifestyle.


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.

www.votemarklewis.com I would describe myself as socially liberal and fiscally conservative.

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

I have followed politics for my entire life, lived in Richmond for 9 years, and so I am close to the issues that matter most to Richmond and Virginia voters. I am one of the people and will fight for the will of the people over powerful lobbyists.

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

votemarklewis@gmail.com

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

In Matthew 20, it says "whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave" This is how I define leadership and how to be a representative of the people. This is the attitude I would bring to office.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree


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.

Agree

Background

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Political Science, 2016
  • Southampton High School, Courtland, Diploma, 2010

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • International Church of Christ, member
  • Libertarian Party of Virginia, member, treasurer
  • Libertarian Party of Richmond, member, volunteer
  • Americans for Prosperity, volunteer
  • Young Americans for Liberty - VCU, member, President

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)

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