Candidate Profile
Jonathan McConnell

Republican , Alabama

Biography

Name
Jonathan McConnell
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
Links
   

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Citizens United Political Victory Fund

Reported by Candidate

3
Citizens United, Special Operations Speaks, 100 Marines

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Bradley Byrne, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Citizens United

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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, Congress, Supreme Court, Voters

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

In the immediate need to save the life of the mother, such as in the case of an ectopic pregnancy.

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

The inherent nature of man to seek power led our founders to divide those powers between different branches.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, and having him as my Lord and Savior is what guarantees us eternal life. I believe we fail God every day, but is through His Grace and forgiveness we are redeemed and sanctified to accomplish His works on Earth. My values are directly representative of my faith in Christ.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

When I took my oath as a Marine Corps Officer, where I served on the front lines in Iraq, I promised to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

jonathan@mcconnell2016.com (205) 703-6078

Additional comment from candidate:

I believe we need to make dramatic changes to the status quo in Washington, D.C., if we want to save our Republic, and 2016's problems aren't going to be solved by the same career politicians who caused them. I've fought for our nation in Iraq, and with God's guidance I'll fight for it in D.C. as well.


Background

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, J.D., 2011
  • Auburn University, Auburn, B.S., 2004
  • Davidson High School, Mobile, High School, 2000
Work & Military
  • Meridian Global Consulting (Maritime security co.), President and CEO, 6.5
  • USMC, Captain, 4
Affiliations
  • Marine Corps League, Charter Member, Jesse Andrews Jr. Chapter
  • MENSA, Member
  • Military Officers Association of America, Member
  • ASIS International, Member
  • Promise of Protection (Non-profit), Founder
  • Gulf War Veteran's Association, Member
  • Halo for Freedom Charity, Sponsor
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awardee, Awardee
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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