Candidate Profile
Jake Merrick

Republican , Oklahoma

Biography

Name
Jake Merrick
Party
Republican
Race
State Senate 22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Nathan Dahm, Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association OK2A, Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee, Oklahomans for Health and Parental Rights

Reported by Candidate

5
OK2A, Oklahomans for Health and Parental Rights, OCPAC, Senator Nathan Dahm, Senator Warren Hamilton
 

Other Information

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?

There is no circumstance where abortion should be allowed. If the mother's life is threatened, both lives deserve equal effort and honor. It is recognized that in certain circumstance such as tubal pregnancies, there may be times when this life is unviable. If this life is not rejected naturally via miscarriage, and shows no signs of moving into the uterus for implantation, it may need to be removed by a doctor to protect the mother's life. In cases where the life is further developed, yet is suffering complications that could jeopardize it's own life or the life of the mother, all possible options must be attempted to save both lives. Doctor's may have to make a hard decision to focus efforts on one life or the other in order to rescue the most likely to survive. In this case, this should not be considered murder, and if the life inside the mother is not able to be rescued, this should not be considered an abortion.


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?

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the Bible is true and that it is the revealed Word of God given to man. I believe we are Created by the God of the Bible, and that sin corrupted our relationship with Him. Jesus, God's son, became man and died in man's place to atone for man's sin. All who believe in Jesus as the sacrificial atonement for sin are born again, filled with God's Spirit, and made one with God as originally intended. Sin has blinded the eyes of those who do not believe, and this the reason there is evil in the world. My values originate in the literal interpretation of Scripture. Love, honor, courage, generosity, freedom, hope and faith are all an expression of the nature of God. I determine what is "right" and what is "wrong" based on the conclusion found in the Bible concerning every matter.


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.

(Did not answer)

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

I'm a firm believer that our Republic was designed to make room for the average citizen to step and represent his

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


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?

I believe those who purchase guns need an initial background check. Once they been cleared


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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Master of Divinity, 2006
  • Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, BA in Biblical Studies, 2003
Work & Military
  • Professor of Philosophy & Theology, Professor, 4
  • Business Owner, Owner/Manager, 16
  • Licensed/Ordained Minister, Minister, 10
Affiliations
  • Paraklete Inc, Founder, President
  • Southwestern Christian University, Professor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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