Candidate Profile
Terry Allvord

Republican , California


Terry Allvord
U.S. Rep., Dist. 52

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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.


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.


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 Agree

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.


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.


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.


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, Supreme Court, Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

This is NOT a political issue. I support the separation of church and state as did our founding fathers. You can't have it both ways and we can't argue about it for another 50 years. This is a moral issue for the man and woman involved to decide. Settled by Roe v. Wade in 1973. Abortion is available on demand in America because the people have spoken.

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

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - Lord Acton, 1887

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that everyone on earth is entitled to a personal and private relationship with God in whatever form that takes for them to grow closer. We’re not folks. We are Americans with a modern ‘America first’ view of the world. Career politicians and anti-American globalization policies have failed. Today’s issues are complex, but solutions are easy when seen through a red, white and blue lens. We must put America first! Cast your vote with the majority of common sense Americans who believe our values make us great. We will be heard out of the darkness and together we’ll step back into the light FREE to LEAD and WIN AGAIN.

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

Somewhat Conservative

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

Born in Santa Monica and raised in California. My father was killed in an automobile accident in 1977. My mother worked for Pacific Telephone and raised four children as a single parent. I began working at age 12 as a construction laborer and hawker for the California Angels. I was a standout athlete despite not finishing high school. He earned his GED and an invitation to compete for a roster spot on the 1984 U.S. Olympic baseball team. I live in Solana Beach and own and operated La Jolla Bike Tour. My wife Janine and I are high school sweethearts and dedicated advocates for wounded warriors, homeless veterans, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Catholic and Humane Society charities. Janine is a social worker for County of San Diego Child Welfare Services. Our sons are on active duty in the U.S. Navy. AW2 (AW) Ridge Allvord is an H-60 rescue swimmer on USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and LTJG Chase Allvord serves on USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115). Our daughter is active in theatre.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

I have developed solutions for three of the most significant problems facing our nation. This is one of them in the space provided: IMMIGRATION: Should U.S. Immigration laws be changed? YES I propose the E-Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y BILL. This legislation will require one year to solve what has become a national security issue during my lifetime once and for all: E-xecutive Order: Federal Voter ID Law Q-uality of Life for all Americans immediately improves U-nite Americans in solving the many other problems we face A-ccounting of all undocumented currently in the United States L-aws must be enforced by state and government agencies at all levels I-D. Cards with photo and fingerprints T-ransition period. Convicted and felony warrants not eligible for U.S. citizenship Y-ear: (1 Year to Comply)


  • University of San Diego, San Diego, 2007
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, B.S., 1990
  • University of La Verne, La Verne, A.S., 1990
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy, Naval Aviator, 23
  • Cathedral Catholic, San Diego Republicans
  • St. Mary's, Susan G. Komen
  • Operation Gratitude, March of Dimes
  • Wounded Warrior Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America
  • U.S. Military All-Stars, VFW
  • St. Jude's, MVAT
  • Church at Rancho Bernardo, Humane Society
  • San Diego Young Republicans, Naval Academy Association
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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