Candidate Profile
Charles "Casper" Stockham

Republican , Colorado

Biography

Name
Charles "Casper" Stockham
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
BlakPac

Reported by Candidate

6
Denver Police Protective Association, BlakPac, Elbert Guillory's America, Greg Lopez, Lauren Boebert, Steve House

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Greg Lopez (2018), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Elbert Guillory's America (2020), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Republican Women's Organizations (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2018)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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.

Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am Pro-Choice with life as the choice! At the federal government level we should focus on LIFE not Death. We should fund Life programs not Death programs. If an institution has Life programs in place and has shared those with the client and family, like sonograms, they would be allowed to receive federal dollars to preform an abortion under the 20 week mark. This policy alone would reduce the number of abortions by 80% percent or more.


Economy

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

Disagree   

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

Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The truth is Social Security is on a collision course with reality. Congress has set the program on a course that will be hard to recover from. There are more people retiring and less people paying into the program. That means unless hard decisions are made it will not last through another generational cycle. There are free market solutions to address Social Security like Retirement Savings Accounts and other solid ideas like increasing the retirement age that have yet to be implemented. Without a strong economy Social Security funds will dry up even fasters than we think.

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

Every year our federal government should have balancing the budget as a high priority. As a former member of the Air Force, working in the area of Equipment purchasing, I know first hand that there is at least 30% waste throughout our military units. Also every government agency more than likely has a similar status. So just by changing the way the budgets are set up could save us a lot of money each year and lead to a balanced budget.

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

Under no circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans. Maybe the borrower should be allowed to file for bankruptcy if they cannot pay back the loan. BUT there needs to be personally consequences for anyone who takes out a student loan and a good faith effort to pay it back.


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   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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?

For me the term is misleading. Everything we say and do involves politics and religion or trying to avoid them. Politicians say they don't want to make something political but, as a politician that would be impossible. The Constitution gives us 1st Amendment rights to worship as we please without government interference. And the Constitution also protects us from the Government setting up a state or federal religion.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

If we employed better free market health care solutions the cost would come way down and make it much more affordable for the average family. Using current free market programs the average family of 4 would only pay around $500 a month for quality care that would also include pre-existing conditions. Doing this would allow for programs like Medicaid and Medicare to remain in place for those families and individuals who could not afford or qualify for the free market programs.


National Security

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

Agree   

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

President Trump is doing a great job on that front. We need to hold any radical groups accountable when the lives of Americans and our allies are in danger.


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.

Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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.

Agree   

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

Agree   

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

Our legal immigration system is broken and needs to be reformed. We need people to immigrate to America but we need for the process to be orderly and legal. Anyone who comes to America should have an individual or company sponsor and should be asked to assimilate into the American culture. All new citizens should be required to learn English. Anyone who comes into the country through illegal means should have to prove their sponsorship status or return to their country of origin. This would not include DACA folks who should get in line for citizenship and be allowed to stay in the country. The legal immigration process should not take more than 5 years and should not cost tens of thousands of dollars to become a citizen.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Agree   

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

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian Constitutionalist. I believe in God and the US Constitution. I believe our rights come from God and will do everything in my power to protect those rights, even for those who disagree with my views and values.


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.

A review of my social media platforms will quickly verify my Conservative and Christian viewpoints. I post often about the current state of social decay we find ourselves in.

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

I have never been convicted of a felony nor penalized for any sexual misconduct.

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

I am a husband, father and grandfather. I love my country and plan to honorably serve in Congress as I did in the Air Force! We need to push back against the forces of evil that have attempted to gain control over every area of our lives. Together We The People can have a more perfect and just union and country and I will do everything in my power to make sure that happens.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

We have a 2nd amendment right to Keep and Bear arms. There should be very few restrictions that would take away that right. If someone is currently serving time in person or on parole they should not be allowed to legally own a weapon. Also if they have a medical challenge that would make them a danger to themselves or others.


Other Important Issues

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

Neutral   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

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

1) Safety & Security 2) Choice in Education 3) Choice in Healthcare 4) Religious Liberty & Freedom

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

Racism is real and is a problem but it's far from a main problem that is a threat to domestic security. There is no law we can pass to remove racism from the hearts of man. That can only be done by God. All we can do as Christians is Love on them and pray from their hearts to be changing.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • American Conservatives of Color, President
  • Seeds of Dignity Coalition, Founder
Offices
  • CD1, Sought 2016
  • CD1, Sought 2018
 

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