Candidate Profile
Michael R. "Mike" Dickinson

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Roger Stone

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
ActBlue (2014)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
ActBlue (2014)

Summary

67%

LIBERAL

33%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Party Primary and Local Election Voting History for Michael Robert Dickinson

  • June 2020: Republican
  • March 2020: Did not vote
  • June 2019: Did not vote
  • June 2018: Did not vote
  • June 2017: Democratic
  • Voted in 4 Democratic Primaries and 0 Republican Primaries 2008-2016
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?

Lower the minimum wage or get the government out of the business of setting a wage to begin with- Let the free market determine what somebody makes

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Very little the government should stay out of the way of business


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?

I would get government out of the way and let the healthcare market compete for customers on their own


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?

Our founding fathers recognized that our freedoms are God-given not given by the government but given by God

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am very religious I am a member of the church of Latter Day Saints


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 think less government is best. I think our laws and nation need to revolve around our religious background. I think the constitution exists to restrain government

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

I have a PhD in public policy and I have been CEO of a business for over 15 years

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

+1 (804) 980-0220 Miked4rva@gmail.com

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

Nope


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
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA, BS Criminal justice, 2002
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia, MS Urban and regional planning, 2004
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia, PhD Public policy, 2007
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Richmond Crusade For Voters
  • Richmond Va Republican committee
Offices
  • Richmond Va City Council, Sought 2020
 

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