Candidate Profile
Jacquie Atkinson

Republican , California


Jacquie Atkinson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 52

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Reported by Candidate

Governor Pete Wilson

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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).

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.


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.


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.


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 Disagree

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.


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.


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.


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.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The reality is Roe v Wade is not going to be overturned, abortion is here to stay. With that in mind, my position on this matter evolves as research does. I am against late term abortions and believe we should prohibit them at the point in which a fetus can feel pain, which some studies suggest is around 15 weeks. I would feel comfortable at this point limiting abortions to the first trimester except in the case of special circumstances such as risk to life of the mother.

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.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

no answer

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


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

The Affordable Care Act is a disaster, but we can't simply repeal it without a plan in place to support the millions of people who will be left without coverage. Once we have a cohesive plan, then we should repeal it and move forward. Check out my stances on

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. (858) 633-6736

Additional comment from candidate:

Jacquie Atkinson is a highly decorated honorably discharged combat veteran, Wounded Warrior Alumni and business woman. During her tours of duty, she served as a Platoon Commander and Company Commander, later a staff officer directly in support of Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Jacquie is currently a Program Manager in support of the Joint Improvised Threats Defeat Agency (JIDA) where she currently works on mitigating the impacts of Improvised Threats to the United States at home and abroad. Jacquie’s expertise is used for Joint Military Publications and training war fighters on tactics, techniques and procedures pertaining to Nonconventional Warfare. She saves American lives and will continue to work hard towards preserving American values when in Congress.


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, BS Criminal Justice, 1999
  • Webster and American Military University, MS International Relations, 2017
Work & Military
  • USMC, Captain, 2000-2009
  • California Army National Guard, Captain, 2009-2013
  • US Army Reserve - IRR, Captain, Current
  • San Diego Sheriffs Advisory Board, Co-Chair
  • San Diego Mayor LGBT Advisory Board, Co-Chair
  • California Republican Party, Delegate
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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