Candidate Profile
Pat Hays

Republican , Arkansas


Pat Hays
State Rep., Dist. 32

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Rep. Allen Kerr (incumbent)

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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 Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


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?

The Founders did not want any one branch of government to have too much power. Therefore, it set up a series of checks and balances. The current President is using executive authority in an abusive way by going around the legislative branch. The judicial branch needs to reign in this lawless use of power.

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, Supreme Court, Congress.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian. I regularly attend Fellowship Bible Church. I read the Bible daily and do a daily devotional. I am the mother of two adopted sons. I am 100% pro-life. When I look at my sons, I am so thankful that their birthmother chose adoption. I can't imagine a world without them. Both of my sons have Asperger's Syndrome, which is high-functioning autism. I started a Christian website about autism. I believe in marriage between a man and a woman. I am against same-sex marriage.


  • UALR School of Law, Little Rock, AR, J.D., 1990
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, B.S., 1978
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Fellowship Bible Church, member
  • Arkansas Republican Party, member
  • Pulaski Co Republican Committee, member
  • North Pulaski Republican Women, member
  • Pulaski Co Republican Women, member
  • Pulaski Co Municipal Judge, Held 90 day interim appt

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