Candidate Profile
Ray Haynes

Republican , California


Ray Haynes
U.S. Rep., Dist. 36

Panel Rating

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Dennis Hollingsworth fmr Senator Rep. Leader


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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

The founders believed that factions would use their influence to consolidate their power and control of government to use toward their selfish ends. By separating the functions of government, and levels of government, and limiting the powers of each, they hoped to control the power of factions (Federalist No. 10)

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

(1)Limiting the size and scope of the federal government - the Constitution set for the limits of the federal government and it has greatly exceeded those limitations. (2)Controlling the border - that is one of the expressed powers of the federal government, and it is refusing to enforce the laws, to the detriment of the country (3)Repeal of ObamaCare - as one of the largest unwarranted extensions of federal power, its repeal ought to be first on any agenda to control the extension of federal power

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

I have always thought that a termination of a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest should be left up to the mother, but only if she is given counseling as to what she is doing (that is, taking the life of another), and only if the child cannot be delivered alive at the time the decision to terminate the pregnancy is made.

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.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, the Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an evangelical Christian. I believe that we are inherently sinful, and saved by grace through our belief that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, conquered death and sin through his crucifixion and resurrection.


  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Ca., Juris Doctor, 1980
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., Master's Public Administration, 1981
  • California Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks, Ca., BA, Political Science, 1976
Work & Military
  • Ray Haynes, Attorney at Law, Lawyer, 2006-Present
  • Ray Haynes, Attorney at Law, Lawyer, 1983-92
  • Best, Best and Krieger, Lawyer, Associate, 1980-83
  • Riverside Youth Service Center, Board Member
  • Moreno Valley Christmas Assistance Program, Chair
  • California Community Renewal Summit, Chair
  • California State Senate, Held 1994-2002
  • California State Assembly, Held 1992-94, 2002-06

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