Candidate Profile
Wendy Leece

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Wendy Leece
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 48
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

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Questionnaire

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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 Agree

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?

Man's sin nature, specifically greed,quest for power and pride, caused the Founding Fathers to craft a government that was balanced, to keep the three branches in check lest one overpower the other. The President, Supreme Court, and Congress should not usurp the other's authority. We see this now with the President signing executive orders instead of Congress passing the laws.

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

We should allow private sector providers to sell policies across state borders to bring competition to the 35 U S health insurance companies, keep prices low and offer more plans. Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA must be consolidated. We must get rid of the Independent Payment Advisory Board(IPAB)which ultimately would ration care for Medicare patients. Congress needs to focus on creating more jobs. The 2012 JOBS Act is successful and a way for entrepreneurs to get financing and go public. Congress must continue to reduce business regulations and encourage entrepreneurship and free enterprise. The Dept. of Ed and Common Core need an overhaul so we have an educated work force. First,borders must be ABSOLUTELY secure. Penalties for illegal entry must be in place before we implement a rigorous path to citizenship and Americans will get jobs by enforcing employer sanctions and e-verify. Congress must attach strings to financial aid to Mexico to force Mexico to care for its people.

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

When the life of the mother is at risk is the only extenuating circumstance to allow an abortion.

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, Supreme Court,Congress,Voters

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a sinner saved by the Grace of God. Jesus Christ is Lord and the Word of God guides my daily life. He makes the crooked way straight. I have committed this Congressional race to Him and I am asking him to direct my steps. It is His campaign and He is using me. I try to follow Jesus everyday, knowing His death on the Cross (which we acknowledge today,Good Friday), and his blood, paid for my sins. His forgiveness frees me from the Law and allows me liberty to be me and a new woman in Christ. His death and resurrection give me power to forgive my enemies. He rose from the dead, and He is coming again. He loves me so much. He listens to me and answers my prayers. As an elected official, I am an ambassador for Christ, always seeking ways to represent Him and share Him, with my actions or words.


Background

Education
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, BA, 1970
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Concerned Women for America, Member, Leader, Orange Coast Chapter
  • Lives Worth Saving-Gang Intervention, Volunteer
  • Orange County Vector Control District, Former Board Member
  • Association California Cities-Orange County, Pension Reform Committee
  • Orange County Library, Advisory Board Member
  • Freedom Committee of Orange County, Associate Member
  • Costa Mesa Military Affairs Team, Member
  • Costa Mesa Historical Society, Member
Offices
  • Trustee Newport Mesa School District, Held 8
  • Councilwoman City of Costa Mesa, Held 7
 

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