Candidate Profile
Trip Pittman

Republican , Alabama

Biography

Name
Trip Pittman
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Jo Bonner

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Alabama Key Votes as Alabama legislator (from Project Vote Smart)

Questionnaire

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:  Pittman, the Alabama state senator from the Eastern Shore of Baldwin County, is also a big proponent of free enterprise solutions to health care, and is wary of any mandates associated with health care policy. He was the only Alabama state senator to oppose the so-called "autism bill," which required that insurance plans cover certain behavioral therapy. "We can sit here and say that we want to repeal Obamacare, but it was about mandates that the insurance companies covered," Pittman said. "You can debate them but they did cause the cost of insurance premiums to skyrocket."  Source

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

Strongly Agree

iVoterGuide Note:  Pittman voted for HB 98 Alabama's commitment to the right to life of unborn children; voted for HB 494 Amends Requirements for Minors Who Seek an Abortion  Source  Source

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly 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 taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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, Constitution, Voters, Congress & Supreme Ct (tie).

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape & incest.

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

Only through divided government with separated powers can the natural rights of men & women be preserved.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a Christian. Jesus christ is my lord & savior. After I survived a fiery plane crash in 2007 I knew god had a plan for me. After prayerful consideration I decided to run for a seat in the AL State Senate. I pray every day to discern God's will & the strength to follow it.

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

Very Conservative

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

My voting record from serving almost a decade in the Alabama State Senate indicates I have very conservative principles. In addition to my voting record I have balanced multiple budgets for the state's General Fund while serving as it's Budget Chairman.

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

trip@tripforsenate.com, 251-621-3555

Additional comment from candidate:

If elected, I would be the 1st businessman to serve Alabama in the U.S. Senate in over 100 years.


Background

Education
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Business Administration & Commerce, 1982
Work & Military
  • Alabama National Guard, Second Lieutenant, 1982-1996
Affiliations
  • Fairhope United Methodist Church, Member
Offices
  • AL State Senate DIstrict 32, Held 2007-Present
  • None
 

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