Candidate Profile
Steve Pleickhardt

Republican , Virginia

Biography

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?

Life begin at conception, and under no circumstances should taxpayer monies be used to fund or encourage abortion. We need to work to encourage adoption and strengthen these networks so more mothers feel like they can and should choose life for the unborn. I believe that preserving the life of the mother is an exception to this rule.


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   

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?

Help businesses create jobs and cut red tape. I also believe that we should be working with community colleges and four year institutions to offer jobs and technical training to those that need it so we can give folks a hand up in their job hunt if they want to do more.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

cutting taxes and getting out of the way


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.

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?

(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   

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

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?

The check and balance system was designed to ensure that no one branch of government was able to accumulate too much power and ensure that the people had options at the ballot box to oppose policies they disagreed with. If someone has the chance to have unlimited power they will take it, our founders recognized that, and built a system that prevented any one branch of government or any one person from having unlimited power

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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.

I am pro life, support the second amendment, believe in lower taxes and limited government, as well as the rule of law.

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

(Did not answer)

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

info@votedrsteve.com

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

(Did not answer)


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.

Agree   

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

(Did not answer)


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

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