Candidate Profile
Norman Sanderson

Republican , North Carolina

Biography

Panel Rating*

Very Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  100%
Grass Roots North Carolina, 2020:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business NC, 2018:  100%
NC Values Coalition, 2020:  100%
American Conservative Union Foundation NC (ACU), 2019:  88%, 91% (cum.)

98%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union NC (ACLU-NC), 2017-2018:  20%
League of Conservation Voters NC, 2019:  20%, 5% (cum.)

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

2
*National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, North Carolina Values Coalition

Others

1
*North Carolina Troopers Association

Reported by Candidate

3
My Family and Friends, All Republican Organizations in my Dist., Average of 68-70 % on those voting in last 10 year

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
16
Buck Newton (2016), Chris Millis (2016), Committee to Elect Republican Women (2019), Dale Folwell (2018), David Curtis (2018), Dennis Riddell (2016) and 10 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
18
Edgar V. Starnes (2016), Gaston Pridgen (2014), George Cleveland (2009), Gregory F. Murphy (2018), Harold Brubaker (2012), Julia Howard (2010) and 12 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2014)

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

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?

When the life of the mother is at risk; situations where incest is involved and in violent rape cases after extensive counseling.


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?

That the state never be given the authority to dictate religious preferences for any citizen. That Christians should be involved in the political arena and should educate fellow Christians on candidate qualifications.


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?

Eliminate fraud in Medicare and Medicaid so the truly needy are served. Even more transparency concerning costs in our healthcare system (Hospitals, Doctors, Drug Producers).


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 who can be self supporting because of training or job skills. Those who have a concept of America. We should examine and limit immigration from certain troubled nations.


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.

I am a born again spirit filled Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is the true and living King.


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.

10 year voting and sponsorship history in the NC General Assembly. ncleg.net

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

Work related experience in law enforcement, education, real estate, child care, Christian ministry, small business owner.

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?

It is a tremendous opportunity to serve the citizens of NC in the political arena.


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?

Prevent violent felons access to weapons. Acknowledge and treat more mental health problems. 1.


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?

1. Parents Right to Know about what is being taught in our schools. 2. Crop insurance for farmers. 3. Strengthen sanctuary city laws.


Background

Education
  • Logos Christian University, Jacksonville Fl, B.A., 1978
  • NC Justice Academy +++, Salemburg, NC, Cert., Var.
  • NCDHHS, Various, Cert., Var.
Work & Military
  • Pamlico Co. Sheriff Dept., Deputy, 1975-80
  • Kids Heaven School Age Care Center, Owner/Manager, 1995-2010
  • Fairway Realty, Owner/Broker, 1989-95
Affiliations
  • NC House, Representative NC House Dist.3
  • NC Senate, Senator NC Senate Dist. 2
  • Ambassadors for Christ, Ordained Elder
  • Pamlico County Republican Party, Chairman
  • NC 3rd Congressional Party, 1st V. Chairman
  • Craven County Republican Men, Secretary
  • Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Assoc., Founding Vice Chair
Offices
  • NC House, Held 2011-12
  • NC Senate, Held 2013- 2020
  • Pamlico School Board, Sought 1974
 

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