Candidate Profile
Myra Matejka

Libertarian , Iowa


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Jeremy "Spike" Cohen, Larry Sharpe, Dan Behrman, Adam Kokesh, Sam Robb

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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.


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?

While I am 100% pro life personally, I believe the government has no right to be in my doctors office for any reason or procedure likewise, no funding should go towards any medical procedures.


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?

The majority of all of it.

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 Disagree   

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?

It means the government should have no say in teaching of the Church and likewise the government should have no official religion or doctrine associated. All faiths are viewed equally under the law.


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?

By getting the government out of the way and establishing true free market again. I believe insurance should be for emergencies and chronic care, not for everyday check ups etc. We need to have doctors publishing their costs of services publicly so patients can shop around for the best quality service at the bet price. Also allowing doctors to form "subscription" type packages that allow families to pay month by month, like insurance, but without the extra administration and red tape.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

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.


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

All people who are not violent criminals in their home country. Under any circumstance.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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


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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised in the Lutheran, Methodist, and Pentecostal churches. I believe in being spiritual and not necessarily religious. This is why I chose the Libertarian Party as the primary principle is centered around peace, voluntarism, and doing no harm.


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.

As a Libertarian, it can be said that I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I believe in allowing people to live their lives as they best see fit as long as they are not infringing on the rights of other and I also believe in a very small limited government that is fiscally responsible.

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

I am a caring citizen who believes in voting with a conscious. I am a homeschooling mother of 4 who understands the struggles of every day life. I have worked in large corporations as well as attempted to start my own business, and I have witnessed the obstacles and challenges the government puts in place to impede individual success.

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?

I want to empower you to build your own future. I want you to create your own wealth and be prosperous. I want to get the government out of the way of your own success. I believe that money is best spent by the person who earns it, not by the government. I believe we should begin to wean ourselves from the tax cycle we are currently forced to participate. We need to realize that everything the government does is always less efficient and more costly. Somethings are too important to let the government control.

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.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

None- All gun laws are unconstitutional

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

Criminal Justice Reform Property Tax Reform School Choice

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

Yes - For the reasons that we are seeing in our society today. If we continue to systemically oppress people for any reason, there will be consequences. We must do better.


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Work & Military
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  • Libertarian Party of Iowa, Linn County Affiliate founder/chair
  • Libertarian Party of Iowa, Congressional District 1 Representative
  • Libertarian Party of Iowa, State Co-Chair
  • Libertarian Party of Iowa, Audit Committee
  • Libertarian Party of Iowa, Convention Chair
  • Iowa House District 70, Sought 2018

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