Candidate Profile
LaVerne Gore

Republican , Ohio


LaVerne Gore
U.S. Rep., Dist.11

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions


John Kasich (2012), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020), Ohio Black Republicans Association (2016)
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020)


Bill Patmon, Jr. (2013)







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   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?



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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Adjusting age eligibility and caps periodically through legislation will be necessary to deal with demographic changes and inflation. Ultimatley, however, only a strong economy with an abundance of private sector jobs will provide the revenue to support Social Security and other government priorities.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

We need to do a top to bottom review of the federal budget and eliminate ineffective programs, duplication, and waste.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

The choice to take any loan is a personal one. While many are fortunate to obtain a higher education, they do so through a combination of scholarships, employer-funded programs, family assistance, student loans, and working very hard to pay their own way through college. While there are those who are deserving of relief such as our military, ultimately, it is up to the individual to take responsibility.

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

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


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The separation of religion and government mandated under the establishment clause and the free exercise clause of the U.S. Constitution forbids governmental establishment or preference of a religion and is intended to protect religious freedom from government intrusion. And that being said, our Founding Fathers were moral men guided by moral principles.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I would promote through healthcare legislation that includes the best opportunity for all Americans to participate.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Maintain the strongest military in the world. I believe that it is important for the United States to use whatever means necessary to protect its citizens and our allies from the international threat of radical Islamic terrorism.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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.

(Did not answer)

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

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

Whoever wishes to come and be part of the American experience as long as they come by legal means and are able to contribute to an enhanced America.


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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God, Family, and the Constitution.


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Visit my website

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


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

Please visit

Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

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

The Right of the People to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.


The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Healthcare Education Safety

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Racism exists, we know that. Unfortunately some in our nation are using it to divide Americans from one another. Therefore I believe it is important to assure the citizens of this country that their government will protect them from all threats, foreign and domestic


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, M.Ed., Masters in Education, 1987
  • Northeast Ohio College of Medicine, Rootstown,Ohio, M.P.H, Masters in Public Health, 2001
  • Pitzer College, Claremont, California, B.S. Economics and Organizational Development, 1978
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Ohio Diversity Coalition, Chairman
  • Sara J. Harper Leadership Institute, Executive Director
  • United States Military Academy, National Recruiter
  • Cleveland Police Foundation, Former Board Member
  • Cleveland League of Women Voters, Former Board Member
  • S.T.O.P (Stop Targeting Our Poor), Former Board Member
  • JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute, Alumnus
  • Association of Public Health Professional, Member
  • US House OH-11, Sought 2020
  • Cleveland Mayor, Sought 2009

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