Candidate Profile
Jake Hoffman

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Jake Hoffman
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 12
Incumbent
No
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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.

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

20
Andy Biggs, Anthony Kern, Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Becky Nutt, Ben Toma and 14 more

Others

1
*Arizona Police Association

Reported by Candidate

5
U.S. Reps Andy Biggs & Debbie Lesko, AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich, State Senators: Fann, Farnsworth, Mesnard, Leach, State Reps: Petersen, Barto, Kern, Blackman, etc., AZ Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Chip Roy (2018), J.D. Mesnard (2020), Kelli Ward (2018), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020), Warren Petersen (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Arizona Free Enterprise Club (2020), Karen Fann (2020)

Summary

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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?

I am pro-life without exceptions.


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?

I am a limited government, Constitutional Conservative. Simply stated, government should be small enough to fit squarely within the United States Constitution. Government should only do those core competencies for which its foundational charter authorizes. I was proud to lead in my city to accomplish a net reduction in the size of our budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The fact of the matter is that when we shrink government, we grow freedom.


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 phrase is a misrepresentation of the context of Jefferson's writings on the matter and an example of judicial activism, whereby, the Justices went outside the context of the law to "erect 'a wall of separation between Church and State.'" This phrase is not found in the Constitution. The Constitution states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The courts have repeatedly abused the "separation" language stemming from Everson v. Board of Education to infringe on the individual exercise of religion by private individuals in the public square. We must protect and defend religious liberty.


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?

Just as with all matters of public policy, healthcare is a complex issue; however, some high level healthcare reforms that would benefit all Americans: 1. Fully repeal Obamacare 2. Allow the purchase of healthcare across state lines 3. Ensure healthcare pricing is transparent to consumers 4. Tort reform 5. Get government out from between doctors and patients


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?

Those who follow the law and immigrate legally. It's imperative that we elect principled, conservative, America first leaders to congress and the presidency so that we can finish the wall, secure the borders and fix America’s broken immigration system.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus saves. I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ and seek simply to have a willing heart and follow where He calls. We are called to lead people to Christ by loving them like Christ and while I don't always succeed, as none of us do, I strive to meet this standard as often as possible in both my personal and public interactions.


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.

https://www.townhall.com/columnists/jakehoffman/

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

As President Lincoln noted in his Gettysburg Address, government is "of the people, by the people, for the people." I believe that our founding fathers and early leaders intended this great nation's system of governance to be antithetical to the notion of "qualified" elites ruling over us, and instead established a system where all men are created equal, not only in freedom and opportunity, but in the ability to serve their fellow man in an elected public capacity. I am a husband, father, business owner, employer, former school board member, current town councilman and proud American. I hold both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degree. Most importantly I view public service as precisely that, service, not a career path or trajectory for acclaim. I believe strongly that elected officials it is our solemn duty to uphold and defend the Constitution in all situations and approach every decision in my public service with that, and prayer, as my compass.

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?

Arizona & America are on the precipice of being lost to the radical left for generations to come. Democrats are now openly calling for, supporting & cheering: - Marxism - Higher taxes for all - The murder of healthy babies up to the moment of delivery - The sexualization of our children through fringe leftwing sex ed curriculum - Climate policies that will destroy millions of jobs - Energy policies that will skyrocket our cost of living - Election policies that will undermine & destabilize American elections - And more Democrat activists are rioting, burning Bibles, churches & American cities, attacking innocent people on the street, doxxing/threatening law-abiding Americans, & more. As a public servant my job is to fight for you. To stand up to those who seek to undermine your freedom, prosperity & God-given rights. I will continue to do just that. I will not sit idly on the sidelines and let our great, freedom-loving state fall victim to the extremist agenda of the 2020 Democrats.


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?

I stand firmly with the Second Amendment. More gun laws are not the answer. If they were, Chicago and other Democrat-controlled cities would be the safest places in America, yet they aren't and are, in fact, some of the most dangerous. Gun laws strip law-abiding citizens of their God-given rights to defend themselves, their loved ones and their property. We need more in elected office who advocate for and defend the Second Amendment.


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) Defending & expanding freedom 2) Limiting government to only its core competencies 3) Killing bills that expand government, unnecessarily increase spending, and infringe on the rights of the citizens I represent.

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

The biggest threat to domestic security are the Democrats actions to defund the police and their support for the anarchy, looting, and riots in the streets. It is truly sad, and maddening, to witness the lengths to which the Democrats have gone, and are currently going, in an attempt to sow chaos and division, pitting neighbor against neighbor and countrymen against countrymen, all for their own selfish, partisan, political gain. America needs more God, more freedom and more leaders willing to stand up and fight for the principles of American unity and love of country/countrymen.


Background

Education
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, BSc
  • Bushnell University, Eugene, MBA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
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Offices
  • Councilman, Queen Creek AZ, Held 4
  • School Board, Higley Unified, Held 3
 

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