Candidate Profile
Carol Murphy

Democrat , New Jersey

Biography

Panel Rating*

Very Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, 2018-19:  D
American Conservative Union NJ (ACU-NJ), 2019:  2%, 1% (cum.)
National Federation of Independent Business - NJ (NFIB-NJ), 2019:  0%

9%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters NJ, 2019:  93%, 93% (cum.)

93%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

5
Gun Sense Voter, Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), New Jersey AFL-CIO, New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), New Jersey League of Conservation Voters

Reported by Candidate

6
NJ Building and Construction Trades Council, NJ AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Health Professional & Allied Employees, NJ National Organization for Women, New Jersey Education Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Jobs Economy and Budget Fund (2019)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
17
American Association for Justice (2021), American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (2017), Blue PAC (2021), Communication Workers of America (2021), International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (2019), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2021) and 11 more

Summary

95%

LIBERAL

5%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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 Disagree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree   

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Agree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Agree   

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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 Disagree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Disagree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

No Answer   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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.

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 Disagree   

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.

No Answer   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

(Did not answer)


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

No Answer   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Agree   

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?

Moderate   

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?

(Did not answer)

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.

No Answer   


Criminal Justice

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

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No   

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Neutral   

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
  • Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global), Davenport, Iowa, Associate of Sciences, 2008
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Alice Paul Institute, Board Member
  • National Foundation of Women Legislators, NJ State Democratic Director
  • National Conference of State Legislatures, Executive Board
  • NJ Council for Humanties, Board Member
  • Council of State Government, Committee Member
Offices
  • NJ State Assembly, District 7, Held 2018-Present
  • Mount Laurel Township Council, Sought 2014
  • NJ State Assembly, District 8, Sought 2001
 

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