Candidate Profile
Jeff B. Staples

Independent, Virginia

Biography

Name
Jeff B. Staples
Party
Independent
Race
State Senator, Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
ActBlue (2017)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am pro-Choice. I am in favor of reproductive rights for women.


Economy

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

Disagree

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

Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Neutral

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Neutral

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Make things in the US.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Stimulus when needed.


Religious Liberty

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

Neutral

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.

Strongly Disagree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree

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

Medicare for all.


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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Disagree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree


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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Disagree

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?

The abuses of monarchies.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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?

Somewhat Liberal

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

Google me!

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

B.A. Lynchburg College '84, State Board of the Sierra Club. Various Civic and Interest groups.

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

jeff4va@gmail.com

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

I am a blue collar guy who wants to work for the people. I know the everyday struggle that is life and I want to make it easier for all.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Neutral

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

Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Agree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

Background

Education

  • Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, BA, 1984

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Chesapeake Bay Group Sierra Club, Vice Chair, State Delegate
  • Occupy Portsmouth, Organizer

Offices

  • House of Delegates 81, Sought 2015
  • House of Delegates 77, Sought 2017

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