Candidate Profile
Kennita Watson

Libertarian , California


Kennita Watson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 17

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County, Libertarian Party of California


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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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

No Answer

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


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


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


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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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


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


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


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 Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

No Answer

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


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


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


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


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.

Constitution, Supreme Court, Congress, Voters

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the woman involved does not want to carry the fetus to term, until it is viable.

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

Logic and a sense of justice

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an agnostic atheist; I lack belief in any supreme supernatural being/s, but I believe the universe/s to be so incomprehensibly vast and complex that there is no way for any human to truly understand what is going on. The best we can do is to treat one another with compassion and to let each follow his/her own path. at least insofar as the same respect is paid to us.

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

Somewhat Liberal

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

Sorry, but I have none.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

The founding fathers, even devout ones, believed in separation of church and state. Their counsel was wise. Giving the church secular as well as ecumenical power is too great a temptation.


  • Stanford University, Stanford. CA, MSCS, 1989
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, BSCS, 1981
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, contributor
  • American Civil Liberties Union, contributor
  • Mercy Corporation, contributor
  • Planned Parenthood, contributor
  • Hope for Children, contributor
  • Feeding America, contributor
  • Planetwork, contributor
  • American Mensa, member
  • California State Board of Equalization, Sought 2006, 2010

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