Candidate Profile
Andy Harris

Republican , Maryland


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.


Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  100%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  100%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  100%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 100% (cum.)
FRC Action, 2019:  100%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  A
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  100%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  A
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  98%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  100%, 95% (cum.)
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  94%
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  92%
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  93%, 92% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2019:  94%, 90% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  98%, 88% (cum.)
NumbersUSA, 2019:  95%, 88% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  86% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  77% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  76% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  29%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  25%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  D
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  23%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  21%
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  17%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  0%, 13% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  5%, 6% (cum.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  6%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  5%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  3%, 3% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  0%, 2% (cum.)
Common Cause, 2017-18:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  0%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  0%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  0%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  0%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  0%
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  0%




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


Campaign for Working Families, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, *Family Research Council Action PAC, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, National Right To Life

Selected Contributions


Adam Hasner (2013), Alex Mooney (2017), Andrew 'Andy' Tobin (2014), Barbara Comstock (2017), Barry Loudermilk (2014), Bobby Schilling (2014) and 113 more
American Conservative Union (2008), American Principles (2014), American Success PAC (2010), Americans for Tax Reform (2010), America's First PAC (2018), Bill Shuster (2013) and 111 more


Airline Pilots Association (2014), American Maritime Officers (2020), Communication Workers of America (2015), Jeffrey A. Legum (2019), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2020)







Other Information


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?

Life of the mother is at serious risk


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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We have to raise the age of eligiblity for full retirement, and consider part of the payroll tax getting paid into Social Security in that person's name, so that noone else can get that benefit, and it can't be spent on other things by the federal government.

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

Welfare payments to able-bodied people who choose not to work Foreign aid to unfriendly countries Reform defense procurement

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

Students who received the loans should be responsible for paying off their loans, not the taxpayer.

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.

Strongly Agree   

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?

there can be no official state religion


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


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Make truly affordable plans available, create high risk pools for those with pre-existing condtions, and make all prices in the health care field transparent and readily available

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Everything that it can


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

our immigration system should be based on merit as well as preference for the immediate family of citizens.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, and believe in Biblical principles.


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.

My voting record and numerous awards from conservative organizations

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?

Our country has to return to its roots of Judeo-Christian values, and resist socialism and secular humanism.

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?

gun control laws should be enforced and not expanded

Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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

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?

Religious freedom (conscience protection) Act Balanced budget amendment School choice

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

There are many more serious threats, such as radical Islamic terrorism. Racism is wrong, and thankfully decreasing in prevalence.


  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, B.S., 1977
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, M.D., 1980
  • Johns Hopkins University conferred degree, Baltimore, MHS, 1995
Work & Military
  • Navy Reserve Medical Corps, Commander, 1988-2005
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Board of Directors
  • Pregnancy Center North, Contributor
  • Choices Pregnancy Center, Contributor
  • Center for Pregnancy COncerns, Contributor
  • State Senator (Maryland), Held 1999-2011
  • Congressman, Held 2011-current

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