Candidate Profile
Robert L. DeVore Jr.

Republican , Kentucky

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Freedoms Heritage Forum, Kentucky Right to Life Association (KRLA)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2014)

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?

No abortions should be allowed even if it risk the health of the mother. I believed She will be praised in haven for her sacrifice for the love and life of her child. I believe no matter what color or race the unborn child is , it is still our responsibility to help the mother provide her child with every possible social , spiritual tools. The unborn / born child are Gods gift to US. Love Life & Live Free


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   

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

Stop giving taxpayers money to fund elected officials retirement accounts , unless they have a matching IRA or 401k accounts no more than 4% matching funds. Stop useless grants that don't benefit society. Cross training employee's to do more than one job in their department to save salary cost. Let businesses take responsibility and ownership for road and neighborhood repairs. Businesses could help in funding trade schools and save on school expenses. in turn get tax breaks


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 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?

Freedom to worship God in their own way , freedom to speak you mind without being belittled for your own opinions. Free to protect & defend yourself , family and community with deadly force if needed.


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

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

I do agree government does have some responsibility in providing health care resources to community. They can help provide health care services those who can not afford those high health care premiums. Health care costs, if I am wrong who is going to pay the hospital expenses or salary to staff ? They do not work for free , those individuals do have personal expenses.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

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   

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

The immigration system should be stream lined and only those immigrants who want to follow US guide lines and Laws should enter into the US.


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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My never ending attempt to purse in keeping my goals of putting God first in my life. ( I am glade for Gods grace and love, He loves me even when I fail. ) Love my neighbor as myself . It is my responsibility to encourage and help fellow brothers & sisters in our community to purse to better tomorrow.


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.

I believe This Nation is blessed by God , our founding fathers did put us on the right path to freedom . Even with sad events that in American history such as black slavery was wrong , period! Women have same rights as men. All unborn children have the same US constitutional rights as born children. This nation should be grateful for this country blessing from God. Every individual is responsible for their own actions, but there is no reason why we should help one another with drug addiction , mental problems and protection those from others individual who do want to do harm to children , teens and adults.

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

One year on the Site Based Decision Making Counsel, Six years experience as School board member at McCreary County school system. 24 years , retired Navy ( training Petty Officer) 20 years of food service experience. Community volunteer of 15 years FRA Essay coordinator, three years volunteer for Bee Hive Memory care setting up events such as Beauty contest for the ladies and Veteran appreciation day. Getting the girls and boy scout involved and other individuals involved with such events.

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?

Humor is a great way to help defuse a negative situation and encourage others to smile and laugh to change attitudes, in turn change lives. I am 65 year old and I choice to learn to play the piano to help challenge my mind and increase my social skills. I am a poet and do write 4 or 5 poems a year. I am a fan of the underdog candidate in politics. I am a NFL fantasy football fan for 30 years . My wife loves my cooking. I love to cut up with my family and friends. last I do not give up on my family and political ambitions. My whole life is in five words" Love Life & Live Free"


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

I believe in gun safety and defensive training for any individual who owns and carry weapons. When needed he or she should conceal their weapons to reduce unnecessary stress out in the public. other wise, no restriction needed.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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. Increase in property taxes no more than 1.5% in taxes, should be placed on the voting ballot. 2. Senior citizen older than 75 years of age should not pay any school taxes. 3. Bring back trads schools 4. Broaden Auto & home owners Insurance to cross state lines to lower cost for their customers 5. Strengthen Probation & patrol in help Probations Officer empower them with the same powers as Police Officers. For probationers should do community service if he or she can not find work. 5. after a non volant Probationers follow their agreement to be positive, productive citizens. Then their crime record should be sponges. 6. The tax system needs to change to help our taxpayers and small business to benefit themselves and their customers. In turn be a tax friendly Kentucky. 7. Parents should have access to educational resources for their children. keep local school board accountable for their spending 8. Better school safety for all staff & students.

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

Yes racism should recognized for current individuals who are being taken advantage by those individuals should pay for their unethical actions. We need to learn from our past misdeeds from past racism and treat each other with respect, and caring for each other. We are not responsible for 400 years of racism throughout the world , since United State of America is only 200 years old.


Background

Education
  • Jefferson Comunity, Louisville
  • Shorter, Altanta
  • Sullivan, Louisville
Work & Military
  • Navy, E-6 Petty officer First Class, 24
  • Culinary Arts / food service field, Sous Chief at Holiday Inn in GA, 5 of 20
  • Safety training, Safety Rep in military& UPS, 20
Affiliations
  • FRA Member Branch, Chaplain
  • UPS, Wellness Champion 2nd shift
  • Trinity Life Center, Louisville KY Contributor
  • 3rd degree Mason, Salt River lodge Bullet County
  • Parkland Baptist Church, member
  • A New Hope Pregnancy Resource center, Contributor
  • Republican party, member
  • Bee Hive Memory Care, volunteer Coordinator
Offices
  • McCreary County school board, Held 6
  • US Congress 3rd district, Sought 2012
  • Mayor of Louisville, Sought 2014 & 2018 Primary
 

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