Candidate Profile
Joel John

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Panel Rating*

Conservative
(Conditional) 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

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), 2017-18:  100%

100%

CONSERVATIVE 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

3
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action)

Others

2
Arizona Farm Bureau, *Arizona Police Association

Reported by Candidate

4
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Rock Products Association, AgPac of the Arizona Farm Bureau, Center for Arizona Policy

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Ted Cruz (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Arizona Free Enterprise Club (2020), Warren Petersen (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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 person shall be deprived of life without due process, and I can't think of a process under which it would be acceptable to take the life of an unborn person. Perhaps, when the life of the mother is in jeopardy.


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   

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

Perhaps spending on programs that disincentivize people from working.


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.

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?

It means that the government doesn't interfere in a person's right to worship, to freely exercise their religion, and their freedom of assembly to do so.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

I would encourage more competition and free enterprise in the healthcare industry in order to keep prices competitive and ensure high quality of care. For the few who may not be able to afford adequate healthcare under such a system, I would promote the idea of people willingly giving to organizations that would help those who can't afford adequate healthcare.


National Security

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

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.

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.

Agree   

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

Hard working people.


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.

Agree   

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

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father, sent here to prove ourselves worthy to live with him again when this life is over. I also believe that he sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, so that we could overcome sin in this life and live with him again.


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.

(Did not answer)

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

A life of work in various industries i.e., agriculture, construction, education that has taught me the value of hard work, the appreciation of hard working people in those industries and others, and the desire to ensure that government is as least restrictive as possible so that hard working people can more easily provide for themselves and their families.

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)


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

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?

No Answer   

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

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

(Did not answer)

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

Yes. Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. God is the author of diversity, and loves wonderous variety.


Background

Education
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, B.A., 2010
  • Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, A.A., 2002
  • Buckeye Union High School, Buckeye, Diploma, 1997
Work & Military
  • Desert Drip, CEO, 2
  • Desert Chemical, Irrigation Manager, 5
  • Buckeye Elementary School District, Music Teacher, 3
Affiliations
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master, et. al.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Youth Leader, Teacher, Choir Director, et. al.
  • Farm Bureau, Member
  • Barbershop Harmony Society, Member
  • Republican Party, Precinct Committeeman
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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