Candidate Profile
Mickey Gates

Republican , Arkansas


Mickey Gates
State Rep., Dist. 22

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Governor Mike Huckabee Former US Congressman Jay Dickey Gilber Baker Former State Senator & Gov Candidate Jim Keet Former State Senator & Gov. Candidate Arkansas State Senator Alan Clark Beth Anne Rankin

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Mike Huckabee, State Republican Party Organizations







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2014 NRA Grade: AQ Arkansas Family Council survey -


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Man is basically corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely! Defining powers & then separating & limiting them are precautions the founding fathers wrote in an effort to restrain evil men from usurping power. They conceded that the Constitution was only as good as those who were willing to defend & protect it. That is why they established a REPUBLIC instead of a democracy. Our representatives should do what is right regardless of what some poll might suggest. #17 actually should say "republic"s

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court (ALL authority is God's. Constitution next but it is still created by and then governs voters. Congress is elected, Supreme Court is appointed)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

At the heart of EVERY person is sin. It has separated us from God. There is NO salvation apart from the ABSOLUTE price Jesus paid by dying on the cross. Mere recognition of Jesus will not redeem us. Eternal redemption comes only by acknowledging our own sin, turning from that sin and asking to be made clean by the only spiritual cleanser, the Blood of Jesus. I was 6 years old when I met Jesus as redeemer. He has remained faithful for 48 years. It has been my attempt to be faithful to Him all those years. I have faltered, fainted and stumbled BUT I have remained faithful. I find Him to be more amazing the older I get. I find His love towards me to be overwhelming because it is so undeserved. Nothing I have done has obligated His LOVE towards me. He just can't help Himself! It is just who HE IS! He is love! I'm amazed He loves me so!


  • Borger High, Borger, Texas, 1978
  • CFNI, Dallas, TX, 1980
Work & Military
  • The Stonebridge Collection, Inc., President, 15
  • Crisis Preganacy Center, Originating Board Member
  • Garland County Republican Party, Past Chairman ~ Current member
  • Young Republicans of Garland County, Originating Committee Organizer
  • Republican Party of Arkansas, Appointed by Chairman to Financial Oversight Group
  • Christian Ministries Church, Youth Pastor
  • Trinity Church, Youth Mentor
  • Arkansas Family Council, Marraige Amendment County Cordinator
  • Garland County Quorum Court, Sponsored Resolution X Sexually Oriented Business
  • Justice of the Peace, Held 20
  • Constable, Held 4

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