Candidate Profile
Joe Baca

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Joe Baca
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 31
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Senator Orin Hatch, Former Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, Former Congressman Curt Weldon, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Councilman Ed Scott, Rialto, Council Joe Baca, Rialto

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
National Rifle Association

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
17
ActBlue, California Aggressive Leadership PAC, Ciro Rodriguez, Colleen Hanabusa, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Doris Matsui and 11 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
81
ActBlue, Airline Pilots Association, Albio Sires, Amalgamated Transit Union, American Association for Justice, American Federation of Government Employees and 75 more

Summary

99%

LIBERAL

1%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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 Agree

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.

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.

Agree

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

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 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.

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.

Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

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.

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

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.

Voters/people/God, Constitute/ God, Congress/God, Judicial, Legislative, Executive and God,

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to prevent the death of the mother.

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

Avoid monarchy/ check and balance

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Accept the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals and aspire to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church.

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.

As elected official record is available , but have change view on some issues.

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

Friendsofjoebaca@gmail.com. 1-909-202-9035

Additional comment from candidate:

As a former Congressman , I know what it takes to get the job done, with more than a decade in Sacramento as a legislator and a decade in congress, I got things done. I have a proven track record of working together in bipartisan manner to make things better for all of our communities. My legislative priorities are economic development to create jobs in the Inland Empire, reduce regulations that hinder business, lower taxes, improve the quality of education, make higher education affordable,fix affordable health care, protect senior rights, social security and medicare for our seniors and disable, make sure our veterans receive the support in war and peace, improve funding for our infrastructure, support public safety, work on protecting clean water issues and work to move America forward by working together.


Background

Education
  • Barstow High School, Barstow, HSD, 1965
  • Barstow Community College, Barstow, AA, 1970
  • Cal State University, LA, Ca, Los Angeles, BA, 1971
Work & Military
  • US Armry, E-4, 1966-1968
  • 101st airborne Paratrooper, Private, 1966-1967
  • 82nd airborne Paratrooper, E-4, 1967-1968
Affiliations
  • Agriculture Committee, Nutrition & Horticulture, Ranking member on Subcommittee
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucas, Chair
  • Financial Service Committee, Subcommittee member, Financial Institutions
  • Blue Dogs in Congress, Member
  • Military Veterans Caucau, Member
  • State Senator, Ca, Rules Committee member
  • State Assembly, Ca, Speaker Pro Tem
  • Board of Trustee, SBCCD, Board President
Offices
  • US congressman, Held 1999-2013
  • State Senator, Ca, Held 1998-1999
  • State Assembly, Ca, Sought 1992-1998
  • Board of Trustee, SBCCD, Sought 1979-1992
 

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