Candidate Profile
Rich Breeden

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Rich Breeden
Party
Republican
Race
House of Delegates, Dist. 88
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
David Alan "Dave" Brat (2017), Denver Riggleman III (2018)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

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?

I am opposed to abortion at any stage of pregnancy, except in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother. In the question of life and death, every option should be used to preserve life.


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?

As a small business owner, I know that small businesses are and have been the primary engine of job creation. We can help our small businesses by providing tax credits. Tax credits will almost certainly improve unemployment because businesses would be able to free up money that can be used to hire full-time employees during this difficult economic period.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

As a small business owner, I believe that we can bolster our economy if we reduce the growth of government spending, reduce the federal income tax and capital gains tax, reduce government regulations, and promote American innovations.


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?

We need to increase choice, lowers costs for families and seniors, provides better care, and protects people with preexisting conditions.


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.

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?

Our Founding Fathers recognized the falibility of man which is why they created the Nation comprised of laws. Our Founders purposely included in our U.S. Constitution the fact that our rights are God-given and not granted to us by our fellow man and limited government through a separation of powers.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I firmly believe in God and try to live up to the teaching in the Bible everyday. I also believe that through hard work and prayer can we hope to survive anti-Christian agenda pushed by the Left and keep alive our experiment in liberty and freedom.


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.

Check out my website: richbreeden.com

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

I have dedicated my entire life to serving our nation. From joining the Air Force at the age of 17, to owning and running a cybersecurity company providing critical services to safeguard our nation. I have earned degrees in national security with a focus on counterterrorism, held numerous leadership positions, and have worked for over 20 years with emerging and revolutionary technologies. I have been blessed by God to have served and seek to continue to serve in Virginia's General Assembly

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

rich@richbreeden.com 540-207-9829

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

The Republican nominee will be selected via a Party Canvas set to be held on April 24, 2021 between the hours or 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations: St. Michael the Archangel High School (6301 Campus Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 – Spotsylvania County) William J. Howell Branch Library (806 Lyons Boulevard, Fredericksburg VA 22406 – Stafford County) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3103 (2701 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 – Fredericksburg City) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7728 (12496 Harpers Run Road, Bealeton, VA 22712 – Fauquier County)


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.

Strongly 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
  • American Military University, Charles Town, WV, BA, 2005
  • American Military University, Charles Town, WV, MA, 2009
  • Henley-Putnam University, Santa Clara, CA, Ph.D
Work & Military
  • Air Force (Active), Enlisted, 14
  • Air Force (Reserves), Special Agent, 6
Affiliations
  • Spotsylvania GOP Committee, Vice Chairman
  • Tina Ramirez for Congress, Financial Committee Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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