Candidate Profile
John Boyd

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Name
John Boyd
Party
Republican
Race
State Representative, Dist. 37
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Missouri Republican Assembly, Missouri Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

3
Missouri right to life, Missouri firearms coalition 100% rating, NRA Aq rating

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2017), State Republican Party Organizations (2020)

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?

I sympathize with victims of many circumstances that would cause them to think abortion is a solution. However, studies have shown that abortion in these situations only causes more trauma. I do not believe abortion should be allowed under any circumstance.


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 think we reasonably need to consider every aspect of spending reduction in order to balance our budget.


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?

Separation of church and state means that the church does not control the state. It does not mean that we are not allowed to let our faith guide us in administering the duties of government and society.


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?

I believe the best opportunities are always provided through increased job availability. We need to promote learning skilled trades as options out of high school rather than just college. Many of these skilled trade jobs provide excellent health care coverage. The creation of other jobs through small businesses provide opportunities for those who may not otherwise have them. We must promote policies that encourage local business ownership.


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?

I think all persons without a criminal history and those who possess the ability to be a productive member of society should be considered.


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 Christian whose family history is rooted in the Baptist faith. My values fall in line with that.


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.

The best sources are my website, Facebook page, and people that know me best.

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

My lifelong residency in this community helps me understand what is important to my fellow neighbors. My experience in the United States Air Force has taught me how to work as a team and to stand up and fight for those who are unable.

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?

Growing up I never had any inclination to be politically involved. I came to a point in 2016 where I knew I had to do something more than just be informed and vote. We, as the silent majority, can no longer be silent. We need to take up the armor of God and fight the good fight. Please join me!


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.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

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?

I will always pursue legislation that supports life, liberty, and protections for private property.

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

To deny that racism still exists in our country would be willfully ignorant or flat out lying. I think it is much less than it had been in previous decades, but it is an area in which we still have much work to do. It is important to encourage open and honest discussions about these topics and then provide solutions for a way forward for everyone.


Background

Education
  • Avila University, Kansas City, 2004
  • Community college of the Air Force, 2000
Work & Military
  • United States Air Force, Airman, 1997-2000
Affiliations
  • One by One Project, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Grandview Assistance Program, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Team Depot, Contributor/Volunteer
  • A Player’s Partner, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Fallen firefighters fund, Contributor
  • wounded warriors project, Contributor
  • American legion, Contributor/Volunteer/Member
  • Elks Lodge, Contributor/Volunteer/Member
Offices
  • Missouri state representative, Sought 2018
 

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