Candidate Profile
Steve Knight

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Steve Knight
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 25
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2016:  92%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  60%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  60%
Club for Growth, 2015:  56%, 56%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  53%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  33%

72%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

6
George and Sharon Runner, Retired State Senators, Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, Scott Wilk, State Assemblyman District 38, Tom Lackey, State Assemblyman District 36, Peace Officers Research Association of California, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Howard "Buck" McKeon, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Republican Congressional Committee
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
62
Alamo PAC, Allen West Guardian Fund, Bob Latta, Bringing Yellowhammer Republicans New Energy PAC, Buddy Carter, Building Leadership and Inspiring New Enterprise and 56 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Airline Pilots Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml Signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer's Pledge http://www.atr.org/

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.

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.

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.

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.

Agree

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

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.

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.

Agree

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

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.

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Industry, Academia, Professional Sports, Media

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances.

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

The framers wanted checks and balances and to not have too much power in any one entity. They saw the absolute power that monarchs had over their people and wanted the people to be the most important group — not any part of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Roman Catholic.

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

Conservative

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

From my time in the California Legislature to Congress, I have maintained a proven track record of supporting fiscal conservatism and common sense.

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

Info@SteveKnight.org; (661) 347-6859

Additional comment from candidate:

N/A


Background

Education
  • Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, AA
Work & Military
  • United States Army, Soldier, 4
  • Los Angeles Police Department, Patrol Officer, 18
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • U.S. Congress, Held 2
  • California State Senate, Held 2
  • California State Assembly, Sought 4
  • Palmdale City Council, Sought 3
 

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