Candidate Profile
Joseph "Joe" Montes

Republican , California


Joseph "Joe" Montes
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

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California Republican Assembly, Lars Larson,

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Lars Larson, National Radio Talk Show Host, California Republican Assembly, Former CA State Senator Sam Aanestad, Butte County Supervisor Larry Wahl, Butte Co. Republican Party Chair Mike Zuccolillo, Sierra County Supervisor James E. Beard

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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.


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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should not be allowed under any circumstance except to save the life of the mother

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

Mankind is inclined toward domination and self-centeredness, which, when left unchecked, can result in dictatorship, slavery, disconnection from the suffering of others, and a propensity toward the use of force in order to subjugate the people to the will of the ruling class.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian that believes Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for our sins, and through our belief in Him, we are redeemed and will be welcomed as good and faithful servants upon the occasion of our death. I believe in serving others above self, and that we must stand in harm's way for those who are unable to defend themselves.

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.

My website: My Facebook Page: My Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 530-415-7071

Additional comment from candidate:

I am a true Reagan Conservative. I am a veteran - my 5 brothers and I served in the military because like our father before us, we believe in defending this great nation of ours. I was a constitution-minded judge and I believe in defending the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.


  • U.C.L.A. School of Law, Los Angeles, JD, 1993
  • CSU, Sacramento, Sacramento, BA, 1990
  • California Military Academy, Stockton, Certificate of Completion, 1989
Work & Military
  • AAA Properties, General Manager, 2.5
  • Franchise Consultant Services, Inc., President, 5
  • Farmers Insurance & Financial Services, District Manager, 5
  • Washington Office of Administrative Hearings, Administrative Law Judge/Assistant Deputy Chief, 4
  • Chico Youth Court, Co-Founding Member, Judge
  • Stairways Programming, Founding Board Member
  • Downtown Chico Business Association, Board Member
  • Butte County Republican Party, At-Large Member
  • Farmers Employee&Agent Political Action Committee, Board Member
  • Washington Administrative Law Judge Association, Board Member
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Province President
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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