Candidate Profile
Chris Stewart

Republican , Utah

Biography

Name
Chris Stewart
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  100%
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%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 100% (cum.)
FRC Action, 2019:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  100%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  98%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  A-
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  90%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  86%, 84% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2019:  77%, 78% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  67%, 75% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  88%, 75% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  B
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  36%, 67% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  63% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  60% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  60% (cum.)

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  50%
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  50%
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:  17%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  17%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  8%, 8% (cum.)
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  30%, 7% (cum.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  6%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  3%, 2% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  0%, 0% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  0%
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  0%
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 Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

4
Donald Trump, *Family Research Council Action PAC, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, National Right To Life

Reported by Candidate

1
President Trump

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
7
John R Curtis (Utah) (2018), Luke Messer (2018), Mia Love (2018), National Republican Congressional Committee (2020), State Republican Party Organizations (2018), Troy Balderson (2018), WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
39
American Coalition for Injured Veterans (2019), American Victory PAC (2013), CMR PAC (2013), Continuing a Majority Party (2013), Defending America's Values Everywhere (2018), Every Republican is Crucial (2014) and 33 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Airline Pilots Association (2020), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2020), Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (2015), Paul Singer (2020), United Mine Workers of America (2015)

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

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.

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?

Abortion should be highly restricted to cases involving rape, incest, or the life of the mother.


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.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

See my social security proposal for a more thorough explanation.

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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.

Yes   

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

The federal government cannot establish a religion for the nation, but equally important the government cannot prohibit, or exert influence over, the free exercise of religion within the nation.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Increase accessibility while focusing on reducing cost.


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?

Protect the homeland, investigate domestic radical groups, seek out and disrupt sanctuary of radical groups overseas.


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   

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.

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?

(Did not answer)


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.

Strongly Agree   

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.

While I am devoutly Christian, I believe that everyone has the privilege of worshiping, according to the dictates of their own conscience, how, where, or what they may.


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.

See my voting record.

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

No.

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

"Honor, Duty, and Service to God, Family, and Country." This is my family motto, and has guided my decisions and endeavors throughout my life. I am a family man (a father of 6 and a grandfather of 12), a man of God, and I love my country. As a world record holding former Air Force pilot, it was my honor to serve and protect America for 14 years. I continue that service now as a leader on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, focusing on national security at home and abroad. Similarly, I was one of only 15 members asked to serve on the China Taskforce, analyzing the threats and opportunities regarding China. Because of my strong fiscal conservative interests, I am the only Republican in the House of Representatives to serve on both the Budget and the Appropriations committees. These assignments provide unique opportunities to reduce the size and influence of the federal government, and to reduce federal spending and its dangerous effects.


Criminal Justice

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

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

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

Compliance with current law, and convicted felons should not be allowed access to firearms.


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?

1. Intelligence reform 2. Reducing federal debt 3. Increasing personal liberty.

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Utah State University, Logan, Economics, 1984
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, Major, 14
Affiliations
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Offices
  • U.S. Representative, Held 8
 

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