Candidate Profile
Tom McCormick

Green , Connecticut

Biography

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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.

Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Neutral   

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape when no one has come forward to take the infant.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Agree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Trust fund should be largely invested in the equity markets to boost returns.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Spending on new nuclear weapons which are a sacrilege. Threatening God's creation is the greatest of all sins. End government subsidies across the board-no corporate welfare.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

This debt was willing entered into so, no government role.


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.

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?

No government funds to the churches. No State favored religion like in Saudi Aribia.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Offer all a government run option to all while maintaining private insurance for these that want it.


National Security

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

Neutral   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Increse cooperation with EU and othe international police. Ending support of government that harbor and support the terrorist.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Disagree   

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   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Agree   

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

Preference to those with skills that are needed to build our country. A proportional share of refugees from war.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Neutral   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Generally Christian based on the Beatitudes.


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.

One can tell from my webpage, I am very strong on protecting the Constitutuion.

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?

Will work for the general interest of the public not for a narrow slice. Agree with Ben Frankilin on taxes to support society.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

No machine guns in private hands. Favor increased training in use of weapons for self defense.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Agree   

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

War Powers Federal debt reduction Climate change

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

Yes. It undermines the willingness of many to serve in the armed forces and other police forces.


Background

Education
  • UCONN, Storrs, BA, 1973
  • CCSU, New Britain, Education Certificates, 1990
Work & Military
  • Hartford Public Schools, Teacher, 1991-94
  • Realty Executives, RE Sales, 1998-2003
Affiliations
  • Sierra Club, Chapter Chair
  • CT Clean Energy Coop, Board member
  • People's Action for Clean Energy, Board Member
  • Doctors without Borders, contributor
  • Clamshell Alliance, Hartford area group leader
  • Greenpeace, contributor
  • Earthjustice, contributor
  • Various UN groups, contributor
Offices
  • none
  • none
 

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