Candidate Profile
Andy Wells

Republican , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Andy Wells
Party
Republican
Race
Lt. Governor
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business NC, 2018:  100%
NC Values Coalition, 2019:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  92%
Civitas Action NC, 2019:  86%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters NC, 2019:  11%, 6% (cum.)
American Civil Liberties Union NC (ACLU-NC), 2017-2018:  0%

3%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
8
Committee to Elect Republican Women (2019), Daniel (Dan) Bishop (2019), Jim Fulghum (2012), Michael Stone (2012), Pat McCrory (2008), Patrick McHenry (2013) and 2 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
14
Austin M. Allran (2014), Brent Jackson (2018), David Curtis (2018), Edgar Starnes (2018), James Cain (2014), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2014) and 8 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2018), North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2018)

Summary

9%

LIBERAL

91%

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   

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, North Carolina should repeal its law allowing abortion up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Threat to mother's life Rape Incest


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   


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   

Governments should 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   

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 Founding Fathers meant Separation of Church and State to protect religious freedom.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

A competitive and open Free Market.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

State, sheriff and local law enforcement agencies should be required to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) Program to enhance the safety and security of their communities to identify and detain aliens.

Strongly Agree   

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

Those that offer a benefit to our country and appreciate the opportunity we offer.


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   

I support allowing public high school students to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

Strongly Disagree   

Parents should have the right to know what schools are teaching their children about sex and LGBT issues and should have the right to opt their children out of any instruction to which they object.

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian, Saved by Grace.


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.

7-year voting record in the North Carolina General Assembly.

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

Married to the same woman 40+ years. Raised three grown sons. Have run a business for 30+ years.

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?

Look at my work in the General Assembly and the blogs I've written on my web site - www.andywells.org


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

The Second Amendment


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Tax Cuts Spending Cuts Regulatory Cuts


Background

Education
  • Hickory High School, Hickory
  • NC State University, Raleigh, NC, BS, 1976
  • NC State University, Raleigh, NC, BS, 1977
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Piedmont Council, BSA, Former President
  • YMCA of Catwba Valley, Former Board Chair
  • Catawba County Chamber, Member
  • First Presbyterian Church, Member
  • John Locke Foundation, Former Board Member
  • NC Young Republicans, Former Chairman
  • 10 District GOP, Former Chairman
Offices
  • NC House, Held 2013-14
  • NC Senate, Held 2015-Pres.

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