Candidate Profile
James Beretta

Republican , Alabama


James Beretta
U.S. Senator

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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

iVoterGuide Note:  Dr. James Beretta, a physician from Pelham, also pushed for a complete repeal of the law. He criticized the Republican alternatives as something pushed by lobbyists and crafted behind closed doors. "You can't see who the lobbyists really are," he said.  Source

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.


iVoterGuide Note:  Beretta said a border wall is not the answer, saying that most illegal immigrants got here by airplane and overstayed their visas. "I think President Trump's wall is a metaphor and not just physical," he said. "We're tired of people coming here and abuse our infrastructure to their benefit."  Source

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.


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.

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.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or 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.


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,Constitution,Voters,Congress,Supreme Court,Academia,Industry,Media

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Preservation of Maternal life right

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

Experience with kingdom dictatorship and manipulation of people less fortunate

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian Catholic tradition has always been strong in our family My father was a Papal Knight. We live by example of action not by show and empty words.

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.

Practicing physician self employed who believes in free market, hard work and guided by my spiritual convictions.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 205 685 5357

Additional comment from candidate:

I have spent my life serving others needs first. My personal needs always come last. Electing me to the United States Senate means I will serve Alabama and the United States as my priority.I know health care as a consumer and provider understanding this allows me to best formulate a functional plan. Having attended law school I have the skills to introduce bills that matter to the people. A vote for me is a vote for yourself it is called public service for a reason.


  • Providence College, Providence, BA, 1981
  • Nova Southeastern University, Davie, DO, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • American Osteopathic Association, Member
  • American Osteopathic College of Anesth, Leader, Memeber
  • Alabama Osteopathic Association, Volunteer, Memeber
  • Boy Scouts of America, Leader, Member
  • Birmingham Youth Hockey, Leader, Coach
  • Our Lady of the Valley Church
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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