Candidate Profile
Jacqueline Parker

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Jacqueline Parker
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 16
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

6
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), Chuck Gray, Justin Olson, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

1
*Arizona Police Association

Reported by Candidate

6
Free Enterprise Club, Honorable Justin Olson, Cindy Biggs, Senator David Farnsworth, Representative John Fillmore, Former Senator Chuck Gray
 

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.


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. Every government department and all government related spending should be cut as much as possible.


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 state should never be permitted to penalize religion, but should still be obligated to protect its free exercise and establishment under the Constitution.


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?

Open health insurance to the free market across state lines. The only way to keep quality high and costs low is to reduce government involvement as much as possible and open industries up to the free market.


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 who goes through the proper process to immigrate legally according to our written immigration laws.


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 a devout, practicing Christian and protecting and preserving religious freedom in our country is the reason I went to law school and the primary reason I'm running for public office. I believe that America is a choice land founded on Judeo-Christian values and that the Constitution is inspired by God and must be protected if we are to preserve and retain our freedoms.


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.

My website and social media posts make my conservative views very clear. I've also been endorsed by other conservatives in the state of Arizona and the Free Enterprise Club.

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

I am the only candidate in my race who has a law degree which qualifies me to read, write, analyze, and understand law. I also have two other academic degrees and years of policy experience under the extremely brilliant and conservative Justin Olson. Through my legal training, I also have extensive experience with negotiation and mediation. I have studied international immigration law, I speak Spanish fluently, and have lived in three border states so I understand illegal immigration issues better than most other candidates or legislative leaders.

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?

I have been born and raised in my voting district and am personally aware of the issues that concern East Mesa, Arizona citizens. I also am 100% committed to reducing the size of government and putting more dollars into the pockets of taxpayers.


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?

None. Our right to bear arms shall not be infringed.


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.) I have already begun working on legislation that would limit the size of certain governmental entities and will continue this. My first priority will be to reduce any and all excessive or unnecessary taxation. 2.) My second priority will be to require complete transparency in education funding. 3.) My third priority will be to strengthen and help enforce existing Arizona law that stops taxpayer funding of illegal immigration and entitlement payouts.

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

No. This is a post-racial society, the liberal left is the only group trying to keep racism alive to further their own agenda. It is time that we truly stop judging people by the color of their skin and take that equation out of our social dialogue.


Background

Education
  • USF School of Law, San Francisco, J.D., 2015
  • ASU, Tempe, M.A, 2019
  • BYU, Provo, B.A., 2009
Work & Military
  • Corporation Commission, Policy Advisor, 2017-2020
  • Private Law Firms, Associate Attorney/Legal Intern, 2015-2018
Affiliations
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Graduate
  • Goldwater Institute American Freedom Network, Pro-Bono Attorney
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Full-Time Missionary
  • El Cielo Para Los Ninos, Spanish Translator -Medical Mission
  • LD25 & LD16, Precinct & State Committeeman
  • LD16, 2nd Vice Chair
  • J. Ruben Clark Law Society, History Subcommittee Secretary
  • Mesa Republican Women, Treasurer & Secretary
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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