Candidate Profile
Nola Wood

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Missouri Republican Assembly, Missouri Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

6
Missouri Right to Life, Missouri Republican Assembly, Larry Beaty, CRAADC, Chair, Jackson County Combat, Jack Cashill, Author, Venetia Carpenter, Community Liaison, IHOPKC, Sen. Mike Cierpiot, Mo.

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Blaine Luetkemeyer (2018), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Paul Curtman (2018), State Republican Party Organizations (2011), Young Republican National Federation (2014)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
Ed Emery (2015), Jack Bondon (2015), Jonathan "Jon" Patterson (2015), Kevin Engler (2014), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2015), Mike Cierpiot (2014), Noel Shull (2014)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

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?

Only in cases where the life of the mother is clearly in immediate jeopardy if all other options are exhausted. Abortion should never be performed after the child is viable. If the mother's life is in danger at that time, both lives can be saved by inducing labor or performing C-section.


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?

Government needs to phase out spending on programs outside the mandates of our constitution. Government is created to protect life and liberty, so public safety and needed infrastructure such as roads and bridges are priorities. Spending not mandated by our constitution must be reassessed, especially at this time of budget shortfalls brought on by the current economic difficulties.


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 government must not establish a national religion, but must permit the free exercise of faith, or of no faith.


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?

We must repeal Obamacare, restoring regulatory power to the states, where voters and taxpayers can better hold government accountable, phasing out current options, allowing time for enactment of better plans. In Missouri, Kansas, and many other states there were better plans available before the Obama administration usurped power with their wildly counter-productive mandates. When the free market is allowed to work, better solutions become available. This moment in history is our opportunity to get this right. I look forward to serving the people of Missouri with the specific background I have, if elected.


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?

Immigration should be permitted for those who bring benefit to the citizens already here, and within that group, should be prioritized for those who are in danger in their home country, in need of refuge from religious or political persecution. They should show ability to support themselves, or have sponsors willing to support them while they quickly work to become self-sufficient.


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'm extremely grateful for the Lord saving me when I was 23. Over the years I have understood the Lord's commandments to do His will in every aspect of life, as stewards of the blessings He has given us. So we live according to His commandments, worshipping the Lord and loving others according to God's Word. I am working to make a difference in our community, state & nation in business & politics, for the Lord.


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://electnola.com/about-candidate/ https://electnola.com/endorsements/ https://www.facebook.com/nola.m.wood

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

My background in business, including real estate in years past, education as I homeschooled my children, insurance as I went back into the workforce, and political activism over recent years have uniquely prepared me for the challenges we face now. My own family's challenges with serious mental illness caused me to seek training for family members and caregivers of the mentally ill, informing me of much needed solutions for our communities, state, and nation to better handle these costly and often heartbreaking issues.

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?

This is the year we have the greatest opportunity in many years to elect those who will truly work hard for your values! We must not settle for the misrepresentation of the political machine of Kansas City. Please contact me with your questions, and consider helping win real representation for our values in our state government!


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?

The constitution is clear, the right to bear arms shall not be abridged.


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?

Restore healthcare freedom, promote educational freedom with school choice, improve options for treatment of the seriously mentally ill, better protecting families and communities.

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

Political activists stirring up trouble to manipulate others have created an illusion of racism which does not actually exist in anywhere near the amount they have portrayed. The threat to domestic security is actually a product of stated enemies of our nation and way of life, a perception created by them.


Background

Education
  • Madonna High School, Wichita, Ks., Diploma, 1969
Work & Military
  • Independent Insurance Broker, Health & Life Insurance specialist, 2009-present
  • Susan B. Anthony List, Regional Field Director, 2017-18
  • Family Business Systems, Small business owner, 2002-present
  • Clay/Platte Home Educators, Homeschool mom, 1992-2010
Affiliations
  • KC Conservatives, Founder, convener
  • Greater KC Association of Health Underwriters, 2015-16 President
  • Mo. Federated Republican Women, Past Legislative Chair
  • Friends of Missouri Town, Past Board member/ Secretary
  • Terrace Lake Gardens Homes Assoc., Secretary, past President
  • Republican Women of Greater KC, Founding President
  • Dramatic Truth School of Arts, Board Secretary
  • Families for Home Education, Past Group leader
Offices
  • Jackson County Committeewoman, Held 2016-present
  • Missouri General Assembly, Sought '10, 12, 14, 15, 19
  • Missouri Senate, Sought '11
 

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