Candidate Profile
Jerry Carl

Republican , Alabama

Biography

Name
Jerry Carl
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

8
Bradley Byrne, Chris Pringle, Conservative Christians of Alabama, Family Research Council Action PAC, National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF and 2 more

Others

5
Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) FARMPAC, Alabama Forestry Association ForestPAC, Business Council of Alabama, Coastal 150, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Reported by Candidate

4
Family Research Council, National Right to Life Committee, Ken Blackwell, Congressman Bradley Byrne

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
State Republican Party Organizations (2019), WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Austin Scott (2020), Bringing Yellowhammer Republicans New Energy PAC (2020), Buddy PAC (2020), Eye of the Tiger PAC (2020), Innovation PAC (2020), John Joyce (2020) and 2 more

Summary

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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?

I am 100% pro-life, and will always fight for life.


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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

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

Any frivilous or wasteful spending.

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?

Government must allow me to freely exercise my faith.


Healthcare

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

Strongly 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?

There are many ways to improve our healthcare system, including allowing people the option to buy insurance across state lines. The free market will increase competition which will lower costs and increase the quality of care.


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?

We have to continually fight this threat. We need to support our law enforcement and military so that they always have the best possible training and resources to fight radical Islamic terrorism, as well as any other threat to the United States.


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.

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?

People who are coming to the United States seeking opportunity to better themselves/their families should be allowed in. Those who wish us harm should never be allowed to immigrate tot the U.S.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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.

I am a born again Christian, and was saved at an early age. My faith is the central thread in my life, and it is what guides my thoughts, actions, and decisions everyday.


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.

I think that our immigration system needs a major overhaul. Immigrants are an important part of our seasonal workforce, but we have to be able to monitor and control who we are allowing entry to. Building the wall won't solve all these problems, but it is a very good starting point. I oppose raising any new taxes because Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Washington needs more common sense conservatives like me who are willing to push back against out of control spending. I believe the majority of decisions on social issues should be made at the state/local level, rather than the federal level.

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?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and I do not think our rights should be infringed on.


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.

No Answer   

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?

An initial motivation for me running for Congress is to work on reforming the VA healthcare system. I also plan to push back against reckless government spending.

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

The Gospel is clear that racism has no place in our hearts and our society, and we as Americans need to come together as one people.


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • Small Business Owner, 1980s-present
Affiliations
  • NRA, Lifetime Member
  • Luke 4:18 Fellowship, Deacon
Offices
  • Mobile County Commission, Held 7
  • none
 

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