Candidate Profile
Terry Baxter

Republican , Iowa

Biography

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business IA (NFIB-IA), 2017-18:  100%
American Conservative Union Foundation IA (ACU-IA), 2019:  88%, 81% (cum.)

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union IA (ACLU-IA), 2017-18:  25%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IA (AFL-CIO - IA), 2019:  0%, 2% (cum.)
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI), 2017:  0%
Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa (PPVI), 2016:  0%

7%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

2
Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) PAC (IIPAC), Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Friend of Agriculture

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
American Legislative Exchange Council (2016), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), State Republican Party Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Hawkeye PAC (2018), Huck PAC (2014), Iowa Association of Business and Industry (2018), Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund (2016), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), National Rifle Association (2018)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Peninsula Gaming (2018)

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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?

Only to protect the life of the mother.


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   

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

1) Cut down on government entitlements and offer a back to work incentive in its place. 2) Cut back on free education benefits without passing grade requirements. 3) Cut off all government paid abortions and sex change procedures.


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   

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 state should make no laws hindering or impeded the free right of religious practice or affiliation. It does not mean the absence of Christian values in public.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

Private coverage with state supplemental for hardship cases.


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 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   

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

Those who complete the legal immigration process or who are refugees officially invited to our country and then complete the process.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


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.

Born again Christian


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.

Voting Record

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

US Citizen, 40 years of ministry experience, six years in the legislature.

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

Never

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

I favor returning to politically neutral curriculum for all public schools ... that means no revisionist history and no anti Christian or anti Capitalism teaching. I also believe in strict law and order and that any group who breaks a law or destroys property during a demonstration should be held responsible for all damages.


Judicial Philosophy

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

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Restrict from non-citizens, felons and minors.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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?

2nd Chance bill for adult lifers in the Iowa Penal System. Water Drainage reform for Iowa Constitutional Amendment in Iowa for the right to keep and bear arms

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

No. Racism is only a threat if the left keeps using it as a play card to create tension.


Background

Education
  • Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 1979
Work & Military
  • International Messengers, VP, 1990-2910
  • GoServe Global, Co Founder, 2010
  • Pastor, 1979-1990
Affiliations
  • EFCA
  • International Messengers
  • GoServ Global
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2014-present
 

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