Candidate Profile
Bob Peterson

Republican , California


Bob Peterson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 46

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations





California Republican Assembly

Reported by Candidate

California Republican Assembly, California Republican Impact, Senator Dick Ackerman (ret), OC Supervisor Shawn Nelson, Anaheim Councilwoman


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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

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.


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.


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.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To save the mothers a life, rape, and incest.

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

Mankind’s "ambitions" or natural and deeply embedded desires for power, influence, and authority.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm reasonable "man of faith" who accepts that I don't have all the answers and who prays that God gives me the wisdom and guidance to make sound, commonsense decision.

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.

My record is that of a public servant. As a Sheriff's Commander with over 28 years of law enforcement experience, my fundamental duty has been to serve mankind. I have been defending the United States Constitution, California Constitution, the rights of republicans and democrats my entire adult life. I believe in strong national security (military and border control), a free market economy, and most traditional values. I believe the nation is strongest when each individual takes responsibility for him or her self. As a police officer, I have always respected and supported the laws of this land regardless of my personal opinions.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. - 714-587-1298

Additional comment from candidate:

AMERICAN DREAM- In 1983 (14 years old), I was living in a warehouse with my father. We shared the same bed in the loft of a makeshift office. I had to bathe in a sink and would spend hours every weekend at the local laundromat washing our clothes. In 1986, I graduated from Loara High School in Anaheim and was hired by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. My first job was as a civilian washing the undergarments of inmates in the basement of the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana. Twenty-two years later, I came back to command that same facility. I'm currently a Commander of the 5th largest sheriff's department in the nation. I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Harvard University's Leadership in Crises Program, Notre Dame Executive Integral Leadership Program, West Point Leadership Program. I've been married 24 years to Kristine and we have two amazing children, Cody a 2nd year law student at Loyola Law School and Kortney, a graduate of UD


  • Southern California University, Santa Ana, BA, 2005
Work & Military
  • Orange County Sheriff's Department, Commander, 28
  • Santa Ana College, Associate Instructor, 20
  • Brandman University, Adjunct Professor, 3
  • Independence Christian School, PSO President
  • Cornerstone Church, Member
  • Orange Unified School District, Academic Advisory Committee
  • Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Counci, Board member
  • Orange County Drowning Task Force, Member
  • United Way, Volunteer
  • DreamLift, volunteer
  • Drug Use is Life Abuse, Captain
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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