Candidate Profile
Frank Lara

Other , California


Frank Lara
U.S. Rep., Dist. 12

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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 Disagree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Agree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

No Answer

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Disagree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Agree

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

No Answer

12. 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.

No Answer

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


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

As with any political struggle, it is the collective interest at play which matter most, not the individual feelings of leaders. The founders were all men who owned land and property which were being encroached on by the British Empire. Will much of the structures set in place were meant to allow for the divisions of power, the founders only allowed a very tiny minority to participate in the so-called "democratic" process.

15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

US Foreign Policy: The US has used tax payers money to send poor and working people from this country to fight and kill poor and working people from other countries in US wars of aggression. We need those resources for our people here. Immigration Policy: Hard working immigrants who cross the border just to make a living are unlawfully mistreated and underrepresented. Anyone working in this country should have equal citizen and political rights. Social Services: There are drastic cuts in people's living conditions due to the huge giveaways to the rich and the take over of private enterprise that seeks to profit from government giveaways of tax payer money.

16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Abortion should be available to all women on demand. It should also be included as part of a national health plan service. Along with such a program, we also need to promote economic policies that encourage families to have and keep children by guaranteeing them a prosperous future.

17. 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.

In a reorganized economic and political system that gives rights to its people, from all backgrounds, and not the banks and corporations, the following would be an appropriately modified list: Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My personal beliefs are personal and should not be a focal point for my political work.


  • Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, BArch, 2008
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Credential, 2012
Work & Military
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  • ANSWER Coalition, Organizer
  • MORE Public Transit, Co-founder
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