Candidate Profile
Rik Combs

Libertarian , Missouri

Biography

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Constitutional Grassroots Movement

Reported by Candidate

2
Constitutional Grassroots Movement, Talk Show Host Gary Nolan

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Josh Hawley (2016), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2015), Mike Moon (2019)

Summary

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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?

That spending which is not authorized in the Constitution.


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.

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 doesn't run a church.


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?

Get the government out of it!


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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.

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.

Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

We need a moratorium on immigration until such time as our laws are solidified. End loopholes and lottery immigration.


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.

Christian for as long as I can remember. Baptized, too.


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.

Anti-Communist/socialist. Very conservative upbringing--traditional American.

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

Retired senior officer in the USAF. College educated and CEO for three years following retirement. Not beholden to anyone--not a puppet.

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?

Traditional American. Christian, combat vet, husband, father and pro-life/pro-firearm.


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

No gun infringement.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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?

Slash taxes, cut spending and protect personal property.

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

Current streams of anti-white racism are a danger to the US in a multitude of ways.


Background

Education
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, BS, 84
Work & Military
  • USAF, Colonel, 22
Affiliations
  • Rotary
  • Air Force Association
  • VFW, Commander
  • American Legion
  • Lions Club
  • United Sportsman's Club
  • United Way, Team Captain
Offices
  • N/A
  • MO State House, Sought 2018
 

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