Candidate Profile
Joe Evans

Libertarian , Idaho


Joe Evans
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon


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.

No Answer   

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 Disagree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The government has no role in this decision.


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

No Answer   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.


How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Decentralize the SSI programs, turning them over to the states so that the federal government stops using it as a slush fund for foreign relations blunders.

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

Military and healthcare.

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

With the termination of the federal student loan program, and the re-creation of higher learning under a sustainable business model not dependent on federal subsidies, a one time bill of $1.6 trillion to close out the bureaucracy responsible for oversight of the unconstitutional program.

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.


I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The church looks after their own, and the government doesn't get in the way of that. The government does its job, and the church doesn't get in the way of that.


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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.


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

Deregulate healthcare professionals and eliminate intellectual property rights for drugs over 5 years old. Transparency in pricing for healthcare providers and access to a single automated system for medical billing to be used by all payers, providers, and clients/patients. Also allow homegrown medicinal plants by descheduling them from the Controlled Substance Act

National Security

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


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

Bring Our Troops Home.


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 Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.


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.


Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.


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

Anyone, as long as they are not a criminal by US standards.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Agnostic. I believe in a higher power but refuse to bend a knee to any organized religion. If you don't have a direct line to the creator, there is not a go between that will work in its place.


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?


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

Government has no role in any of those issues, other than to ensure that justice is served when someone one is murdered for exercising their basic human rights. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as long as the exercise of those rights do not infringe on the rights of others.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Government is not responsible for fixing your problems. If you elect me, there is going to be work you will have to do that Americans have not done in a while, because the government will not fix it for you. However, you will have more of your own earnings to fix those problems with.

Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

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

None, with the exception of violent felons in prison or on probation.

Other Important Issues

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

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.


The Electoral College should be abolished.


In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Bring Our Troops Home Eliminate the Department of Education Audit the Fed

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

Yes. As long as there is a willingness of some to do violence to fellow Americans over issues of skin color, country of origin, language, etc, the security of the United States is in question. It is only through brotherly and sisterly love that we will come through.


  • Boise State University, Boise, BBA, 2014
  • Boise State University, Boise, BS, 2012
Work & Military
  • US Army, CW2, 19
  • Morrison Knudsen Nature Center, Data engineer volunteer
  • Boise Urban Gardens, Volunteer
  • Wyakin Warriors, Volunteer
  • State senate District 21, Sought 2018

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