Candidate Profile
Rick Kloos

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Rick Kloos
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 19
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative
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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Kansans for Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Kansas for Life

Questionnaire*

*The questionaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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?

Only to prevent the life of the mother.


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?

In this Covid 19 era. We will have to work together and reassess areas of spending.


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?

It means that the "State" cannot establish, regulate, or interfere with religion. This does not mean that we can not discuss religion or live by religious principals as government officials. We must be free to worship without fear of government involvement.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

We must continue to allow free market health care coverage but also continue to allow those with pre-existing conditions to maintain coverage.


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 walks through the legal process should be able to immigrate here.


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.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a believer in Jesus and base my values on scriptures.


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 look at these issues from a Judeo- Christian point of view. I believe the constitution was written from our fore fathers with their faith as the foundation.

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

I've been in public service most of my life as a Minister, both Police and Hospice Chaplain along with being the founder/director of a non-profit that employees over sixty individuals.

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 will work hard to maintain peace and safety for our state and do politics better.


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?

No Answer   

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

Backround Checks


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.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

First Priority is the value them both amendment to protect life. Secondly, to work with small businesses who have been affected by Covid 19 to help in resources. Thirdly, promoting education redesign to address the trade work force deficit.

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

If there is a segment of our population that feels they are being under-served, targeted, or being held back in anyway because of the color of their skin, that is a problem that must be addressed. We have to understand that perception is reality for some people; while many of us do not see or understand this perception, does not not mean it is not real for some. Right now Race relations are tearing this country apart. We have to work to find ways to make sure everyone feels included and safe. With all the violence that is happening today in our country, it has now risen to the level that threatens our overall security.


Background

Education
  • Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, BA, 1989
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • God's Storehouse, Founder/Director
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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