Candidate Profile
Kat Cammack

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Kat Cammack
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Rand Paul, Tea Party Express

Others

3
Brain Kolfage, Fire Resuce Professionals of Alachua County IAFF Local 3852, Professional Firefighters of Palatka Local 2992

Reported by Candidate

6
Senator Rand Paul, Tea Party Express, Brian Kolfage, Founder, We Build the Wall, Commissioner Gayward Hendry, Clay County, Mayor Jordan Marlowe, Newberry, FL, Mayor Gib Coerper, Alachua, FL

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
State Republican Party Organizations (2016), Ted Yoho (2013)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should only be allowed in extreme cases where the life of the mother is in danger or where the mother is a victim of rape or incest. However, even in these extreme cases, I hope and pray that the mother would choose life.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Promises have been made and promises must be kept. Anyone at or nearing retirement shouldn't see any changes to the current system. However, the reality is that social security and much of our mandatory spending is unsustainable. We must elect leaders like myself who are willing to sit down and have the tough conversations about reforming social security in order to preserve it for future generations. In order to do so, all options must be on the table.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

I believe that the government needs to reevaluate its discretionary spending and cut funding for ineffective bureaucratic agencies and their invasive programs that waste taxpayer dollars. However, the real driver of our debt and deficit is our mandatory spending. We must be willing to have some serious conversations about addressing spending in these areas if we are going to get real about addressing our out-of-control national debt. I look forward to having those conversations in Washington.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Under no circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loan debt. Higher education is not required to be provided by the federal government. Therefore, I believe that the national treasury should not be expected to take on the debt of private individuals.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The separation of the church and state was originally framed by our founding fathers in order to protect the church from the state. Religious liberty is under attack, and it is imperative that we fight to protect said liberty.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

I would continue to fight for a full repeal of Obamacare and replace it with a system that calls for greater consumer choice and transparency. I will advocate for policies that will allow people to purchase healthcare insurance across state lines, for tort reform, and for increased transparency in healthcare costs.


National Security

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

Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

As a Constitutional conservative, I strongly believe that we must always seek a congressionally approved declaration of war before putting the lives of our troops and the treasure of our people on the line. If national interests are at stake and we move forward with military action in any circumstance, I believe that we must ensure that our actions are limited and have a focused and complete strategy. Like President Trump, I believe we must put an end to endless wars, bring our troops home, and focus on rebuilding our economy.


Immigration

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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

We are a nation of laws and it is crucial that we enforce them. I will never support efforts by the far left for open borders or amnesty of any kind. Once we are able to build a wall and ensure that we stem the tide of illegal immigration, we can have the important and necessary conversations about guest worker programs that are crucial to the agricultural, hospitality, and tourism industries in the state of Florida. With that being said, there are already processes and laws and place with regards to immigration, we need more leaders who have the courage to enforce them.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who believes, supports, and upholds Judeo-Christian values in my everyday life. I have strong beliefs in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


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.

As a testament to my conservative beliefs, I have been endorsed by Senator Rand Paul, the Tea Party Express, and Brian Kolfage, Founder of “We Build the Wall.” In addition, I would encourage everyone to look at my website where I have proudly displayed my beliefs on these important issues or statements I have made in press releases or on social media.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

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

I am a strong pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-gun Constitutional conservative who will fight to build the wall, cut taxes, and address our national debt. In addition to having been endorsed by national leaders like Senator Rand Paul, I am proud to have earned the endorsements of more local leaders than anyone else in this race. As a result of my experience as Congressman Ted Yoho's longtime Deputy Chief of Staff, my time as a small business owner, and through my experience at the United States Naval War College, I am ready to hit the ground running and stand with the President on day one. As we work toward rebuilding our economy, electing someone with these qualities is crucial.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I do not believe in any restrictions on gun ownership for law abiding Americans. The far left will stop at nothing to infringe on our Second Amendment rights, and I will proudly stand against those efforts at every turn. As a board member for the Friends of the Alachua County NRA, I have already put these beliefs into action.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1) Term Limits: career politicians have taken over Washington which is why, as somebody who signed the Term Limits Pledge, I will strongly advocate for its passing in Congress. 2) National Debt and National Deficit: It is imperative that our next generation of leaders focus on addressing our ever-growing debt and deficit. I would strongly advocate for a balanced budget amendment and would vehemently oppose efforts to continually kick the can down the road with continuing resolutions. We must hold our leaders responsible for spending more than we are able to and their inability to return to normal order. In Congress, I would strongly support legislation like the No Budget No Pay Act. 3) Protecting the Unborn: As a millennial, pro-life woman, I would have the unique ability to articulate the importance of pro-life legislation to the next generation of Americans. I would proudly support and vocally advocate for bills such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and others.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Anything that divides our country to the level of what we are currently seeing as a result of conversation surrounding race issues has the potential to make America less safe. Other countries who would be happy to see America fail are the beneficiaries of our division. It is imperative for us to work through these issues, come together, and build a brighter future centered around the strength of American unity.


Background

Education
  • United States Naval War College, Jacksonville, FL, M.S. Strategic Studies and National Defense, 2016
  • Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO, B.A. International Relations, 2012
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Alachua County Friends of the NRA, Board Member
  • The Grit Foundation, Co-Founder
  • Newberry-Jonesville Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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