Candidate Profile
Alan D. Swain

Republican , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Alan D. Swain
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Others

1
Wake GOP

Reported by Candidate

2
George Holding, Donnie Harrison

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
George Holding (2020), Justus Ammons (2020), W. Cloyce Anders (2020)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

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?

Incest and rape, or an indication that it will affect the health of the mother.


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?

Extend age for one to apply for full social, significantly increase max earnings.

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

Defense — evaluate for efficiency of spending. Evaluating overall federal spending to see what could be allocated to the state level.

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

None.


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.

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?

I believe that separation of church and state means that the government should not be able to interfere with day to day operations of religious organizations.


Healthcare

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

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?

Protect Medicare and Medicaid, reduce prescription costs, and protect preexisting conditions. Continue medical coverage through 26.


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?

We need a strong military and strong working relationships in order to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism.


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?

Legal immigrants.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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.

Catholic.


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?

Conservative   

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

www.swainforcongress.com

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?

(Did not answer)


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?

Mental health restrictions, legal US citizenship requirement.


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

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?

Education, healthcare, and immigration.

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

While racism continues to be seen in various instances throughout the country, it does not seem to pose a threat to domestic security.


Background

Education
  • The Citadel, Charleston, Bachelors in Political Science, 1976
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Masters, 1988
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Masters, 1989
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Colonel, 26
Affiliations
  • Raleigh Food Bank, Volunteer
  • Homeowner's Association, President
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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