Candidate Profile
Jessi Melton

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Jessi Melton
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Maria Espinoza

Reported by Candidate

6
Senator Rand Paul, Roger Stone, Maria Espinoza, Founder Remembrance Project, Republic Guard, Blacks for Trump, Latinos for Trump

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?

When the life of the mother is in danger. I believe this is most critically an issue of leadership and of the heart, and that we should not condone the activity whatsoever legislatively.


Economy

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

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?

Stop the ridiculous spending, tariff countries who want to do business with the American people and properly leverage that revenue to generate a return that will increase revenue without further taxing the American people. Reduce the size of government to decrease the costs of operating it.

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

Cut funding to UN, WHO - reduce Admin costs, FDA, IRS, and many others.

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

None. Our country is founded upon the principle of personal accountability.


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 freedom to practice any faith or to have no faith, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of another citizen.


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?

Re-establish a free market system that allows companies to sell across state lines to increase competitive pricing, remove FDA overregulation that drives the cost of medications through the roof, and allow shared interest groups to obtain the same collective discounts large corporations receive.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Secure our borders 100%. Unwaveringly support Israel's right to self preservation and determination. Educate the general public on the threat of Shariah law and the intentions of the Islamic State. Proactive counterterrorism efforts to ensure the threat does not reach our people.


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?

I believe in a merit-based entry system.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Christ. We are born free because of what Christ bore for us on the cross. Because of this sacrifice, we are forgiven for our shortcomings, and are called to continuously seek His ways. We desperately need the unapologetic restoration of God in our government and schools, to give the lost, confused, or parentless the guidance and peace that God provides. Here in America, we believe that we are born equal, and free.


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.

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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 constitutional conservative, owner of a cell phone tower development firm here in Boca Raton, FL. I am a mother, speed and agility coach and mentor of young women seeking to recognize their full potential in both their career and purpose. I believe in a strict America first agenda and encourage other countries to put the interest of their own people first, as well. We are called to be the example of a free nation and I intend to remind Congress of the same. We are facing internal threats like this nation has not seen since our founding and I am ready to aggressively challenge those attacks on our great nation and its founding principles. I oppose any growth in government and believe we need a drastic reduction in the size of our government and its continued overreach. Please visit my website if you'd like to help me win at votejessi.com


Criminal Justice

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

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

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

I oppose any form of gun control. The mental health of this country is what needs attention, and I fully support increased security and mental and emotional health support in schools to protect our children.


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.

No Answer   

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. Balance the budget Budget 2. Elimination of the Federal payroll tax 3. Term limits 4. Establish penalty system for municipal/state 2A violations

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

No. It is a social construct intended to create division and used by the Democrat party to raise money to further their agenda.


Background

Education
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, BSBA, 2011
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Christ Fellowship, Sisterhood Coach
  • Place of Hope, Mentor
  • Women in Wireless, Member
  • Women World Leaders, Writer and leader
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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