Candidate Profile
Wendell Walker

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Wendell Walker
Party
Republican
Race
House of Delegates, Dist. 23
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Very Conservative 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

Citizens Defense League VA (VCDL), 2021:  100%
Family Foundation VA, 2021:  100%
American Conservative Union Foundation VA (ACU - VA), 2020:  80%, 80% (cum.)
Club for Growth VA, 2021:  77%, 74% (cum.)

88%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2020:  17%, 17% (cum.)
Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2021:  17%
Equality Virginia, 2021:  7%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2021:  F
Sierra Club VA, 2021:  0%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

1
*National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

1
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC

Reported by Candidate

4
Family Foundation, Police Benevolent Association, Virginia Citizens Defense League, National Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
26
Ben Cline (2021), C. Matthew Fariss (2011), Colonial Leadership Trust PAC (2019), Corey Stewart (2018), Denver Riggleman III (2018), George Allen (2013) and 20 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
15
C. Todd Gilbert (2019), Commonwealth Sportsmen's Alliance (2019), Kathy Byron (2019), Let's Grow Virginia! (2019), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2021), Mark J Peake (2019) and 9 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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?

Abortion should be allowed only if it is medically necessary to save the life of the mother, and every effort should be made to safely deliver the baby as well.


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?

Government should stop paying able-bodied workers to stay home, but should require that unemployment benefits continue only if the beneficiaries are actively applying for and willing to accept a job. In addition, government can make it easier for businesses to stay open, and thus employ workers, by avoiding unnecessary and burdensome fees, licenses, and regulations.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

An across-the-board reduction in taxes for individuals and businesses would result in more money for spending on goods and services, and would help to boost the economy. Fewer regulations on businesses would make it easier for them to hire more, as well as be more productive and profitable.


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?

A government that guarantees 100% healthcare for everyone is socialism. A capitalist economy allows the free market, in this case insurance companies, to compete in the open market for the business of customers. Experience has shown that the so-called "Affordable Care Act" was neither fair nor was it affordable.


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?

The Founders understood the fallen nature of mankind, the propensity for self and for evil. They designed limited powers and checks and balances to protect America from the inborn nature of mankind.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the Bible to be God's Holy Word. I believe Jesus Christ came to Earth through the Virgin Mary, for the purpose of paying the penalty for the sins of mankind. We cannot earn salvation, but must accept the free gift from God's Holy Son, Jesus Christ. As Christians, we are to live a life of obedience to the Word of God and to fulfill Christ's command to be His witnesses to the lost.


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.

My voting record in the House of Delegates is publicly available in the Virginia LIS.gov website. My votes can be found by a search using my name, Wendell Walker.

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

I have thirty-plus years of grassroots party involvement and leadership in several key positions, and two years elected office experience as a state legislator.

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

wendell@wendellwalker.org 434-515-2293

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

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your survey. I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 23rd House District.


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
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, B.S., 1984
Work & Military
  • N/A
Affiliations
  • Family Foundation, Volunteer, contributor
  • Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center, Volunteer, contributor
  • Patrick Henry Family Services, Contributor
  • Lynchburg City Republican Party, Unit Chairman
  • Sixth Congressional District Republican Committee, District Chairman
Offices
  • House of Delegates, Held 2
 

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