Candidate Profile
Sergio de la Pena

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Sergio de la Pena
Party
Republican
Race
Governor
Incumbent
No
Links
                   

Panel Rating

Conservative
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Other Information

2021 Restore Virginia Now Candidate Survey  Source

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   

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   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree   

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce taxes, regulations, and spending.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reduce taxes, regulations, and spending.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree   

Governments should not penalize those who 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   


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?

The problem is that there is no free-market healthcare in the US. Therefore, there is no price discovery. Affordable healthcare must start with a free-market approach that puts your medical care in your and your doctor's hands.


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   

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree   

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree   

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree   

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree   

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Man is sinful by nature and will take advantage of his fellow men if his power over them is not limited.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe Jesus died on the cross to redeem my sins. I live my life according to God's Word.


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.

I'm a first-time candidate.

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

I have the most extensive leadership skills because of my 30-year Army career where I led service members and managed people, budgets, and equipment. My life’s work culminated in a President Trump-appointed position in the Pentagon helping to develop American defense policy for half of the globe.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

info@sergiodelapena.com 540-212-9127

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

I’ve lived the American Dream. I was born in Mexico, lived in a house with dirt floors and no running water. I came here legally when I was 5 years old. I started picking cotton when I was 10. I worked 20 jobs before entering the Army through the ROTC program where I graduated from Army Ranger and Airborne schools before commissioning. I served 30 years in the Army retiring as a colonel. I traveled the world, saw how communists and socialists destroy thriving economies and worked hard to stop the threat from infecting the world. I served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Pentagon helping to develop American defense policy for half of the world. As a husband of 29 years, a homeschool father of 5, and a defender of freedom, I have the responsibility to ensure that my kids and your kids can raise their children in a free and prosperous Commonwealth. I am a soldier. I am a civil servant. I am not a politician.


Judicial Philosophy

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree   

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree   


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   


Background

Education
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, BS, 1978
  • US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, MMAS, 1992
Work & Military
  • US Army, Colonel, 30
Affiliations
  • Nativity Catholic Church, member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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