Candidate Profile
Mike Causey

Republican , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Mike Causey
Party
Republican
Race
Insurance Commissioner
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

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

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

1
Conservative Coalition of North Carolina

Others

2
*North Carolina Troopers Association, Wake GOP

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
John Faircloth (2018), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), State Republican Party Organizations (2017)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
Bill Prestage (2016), Charles F. Fuller (2020), David R. Lewis Sr. (2012), George Cleveland (2012), James E. Broyhill (2016), Jamie Boles (2016) and 10 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2017)

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

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?

(Did not answer)


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 government cannot promote a specific religion or religious denomination.


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?

Will continue to work for affordable healthcare by encouraging more health insurers to write individual health insurance and working on legislation to allow insurers more flexibility in coverage options.


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?

Legal immigrants as defined by the U.S. Immigration Act according to the legal immigration process.


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.

(Did not answer)


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.

Have doubled the number of sworn law enforcement officers in the Department of Insurance since sworn into office January 1, 2017.

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

Considerable insurance industry experience, military and law enforcement experience, construction industry and engineering experience, college degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration. Current Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal -North Carolina.

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?

If re-elected, will continue to help the people of North Carolina by standing up for what is right and fighting for consumers and free enterprise. Enforce state laws in a fair and evenhanded manner.


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?

N/A


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?

N/A


Background

Education
  • High Point University, High Point, B.S., 1996
  • Pudue University, West Lafayettw, certificate, 1981
  • Wake Technical College, Raleigh, A.A.S., 1971
Work & Military
  • United States Army, Specialist 4, 1971-72
  • NC National Guard, Specialist 4, 1973-74
  • United States Army Reserve, Specialist 4, 1974-76
Affiliations
  • Hines Chapel Church, member
Offices
  • NC Commissioner of Insurance, Held 3
 

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