Candidate Profile
Jim Parks

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Others

1
Arizona Farm Bureau

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Karen Fann (2020)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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?

None, except for when the life of the mother is in imminent danger, and the baby cannot survive outside the womb.


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?

ALL of it.


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?

The term "wall of separation of church and state" was from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Church. The phrase is not from the Constitution, is not a law, nor a part of any law. It has repeatedly been taken out of context and used to mislead courts for over 60 years to take away the freedoms of Christians to pray, to worship, and even to have public displays of their beliefs. The original meaning was to prevent the government from taking over the church, and turn it against the people, not to keep religious beliefs out of the public process.


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?

Private health care for all. Because the Constitution does not provide for health care as a right. It is therefore a privilege, and should be provided by the individual or their employer.


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?

Anyone, from any part of the world, should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S.A. They should be allowed to live here, as long as they are willing to abide by the laws of the States and the Federal Government, as laid down by the elected representatives of "We the 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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Christian, and believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the birth, life, and sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon a cross. I believe in His resurrection life and His gift of of eternal life that He freely offers to all of us if we believe in Him, and His sacrifice upon the cross for our salvation.


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.

As a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, I swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and I am still willing to protect and defend the Constitution of this great country, and ALL of it's amendments concerning our freedoms of speech, religion, the right to bear arms, and the other amendments as they were written, over last 200 years.

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

My schooling began at Red Rock Elementary in 1955, then moved to Avondale Elementary in 1959, graduated in 1963. Agua Fria High School, graduated in 1967. Glendale Community College until 1969, when I joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. U.S. Navy Avionics "A" School, graduated 1970. Northern Arizona University, no degree, 1974-75. Coconino Community College, qualified as an Emergency Medical Technician, 1997.

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?

My history: I am a multigenerational Arizona native with ancestry dating back into the early 1700's. I am a practical, common sense person. A Vietnam Veteran, a retired rancher, and I possess strong character and cultural values that embody the best of the rural background that I came from. My parents were farmers, and I worked as a cowboy, ranch manager, equipment operator, and truck driver for ranches across Arizona for over 38 years. The last 3 and 1/2 years I've been a County Supervisor in Coconino County.


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.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

No restrictions. Children should be taught to; respect, use, and handle firearms, and firearm safety by their parents and in school.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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.) Term limits for all elected officials. 2.) A state balanced budget without unfunded mandates for counties or cities. 3.) Whenever a declaration by local or state government elected officials occurs, be it for health, natural disaster, or martial law, those elected officials should have their income withheld proportionally to those in the private sector who have lost theirs, so we would truly "all be in it together".

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

I think not. Racism has been a very real problem in our past, however, the recent trends show that it is much less of a real problem, and tolerance of races for one another is more and more acceptable, especially among the young. However, a psychological barrier exists in the minds of some, and of those who would use racism for political purposes.


Background

Education
  • Coconino Community College, Flagstaff,AZ, EMT, 1998
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, no, 1974
  • Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ, no, 1968
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy, AX-3, 1970-74
Affiliations
  • Coconino County Farm Bureau, President
  • Coconino County Cattle Growers Association, President
  • Arizona Farm Bureau, Board member
Offices
  • Coconino County Supervisor, Held 2016-2020
 

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