Candidate Profile
Todd F. Watson

Republican , Nebraska

Biography

Name
Todd F. Watson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Constitutional Grassroots Movement

Reported by Candidate

6
Constitutional Grassroots Movement, Dr. Gary Fuller, Lyn Leitner, Alan & Tami Kaiser, GOP leaders Dawes County, GOP leaders York County
 

Other Information

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly 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.

Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

My Only exception is if the mother's life is in danger during birth. Family choice

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Enforce the law. Domestic Speech and action that endangers public safety should be acted upon that is consistent with Constitutional law. All International threats need to be debated in committee as well as the floor. I will change the tone where the Senate does not debate the merits of foreign engagements.

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

We have a sinful nature

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a follower of Christ. I do not see the Constitution as a document that violates those beliefs. However, I have never used my beliefs as a crutch to be soft on the law or the profession. Too many Christians know what they believe but do not know why they believe it. My spiritual understanding of ordained institutions shapes my values on a civil level. Unlike most people of faith, I don't look for values and roles given to other ordained institutions to be declared 'right' by government. Too much government in business is socialism, too much government in religion is theocracy, too much government in the family is the nanny state, too much morality from government is statism. You get the point. Sometimes I feel too many people of faith want to hear the 'right' answer from government when they should be asking why is government involved in this issue in the first place? A limited government is needed. More solutions from other ordained institutions are needed to solve problems

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

watson1776.com watsonforsenate1776 FB page watsonforsenate Twitter I have 5 years of public info available to review

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I would repeal Obamacare I would fight against Republican special interest care motivated by profits for donors. I would work for a free market I would use my power in the Constitution to shorten patents (insulin for 90 years for example) I would fight the Republicans who prevent free trade in pharmaceuticals. Drugs can be much cheaper I would fight the Republicans who advocate against transparent prices to help the customer make better choices. I would fight the Democrats who are against tort reform to lower insurance costs. I would advocate for insurance across state lines.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Nothing on a micro level. On a macro level, infrastructure improvement for the smooth flow of goods. Addressing healthcare...one of the largest concerns for employees and employers. Pass laws to create a free market in healthcare again. An adoption of an all of the above free-market energy plan for long-term energy needs. A slashing of red tape across all agencies prohibiting growth. A tax plan where businesses focus on business growth...not tax games.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Fair tax or flat tax. If cigarette taxes have been successful at curbing smoking...what do we think working taxes do? I'm in favor of a consumption tax over an income tax with a refundable amount at the bottom. It incentivizes work. It doesn't burden individuals and companies with income tax compliance. It collects taxes from those cheating the system. It levels the playing field between online and main street retailers.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Free the domestic economy to function by reducing regulation, simplifying the tax code, and dealing with the macro problems outlined above. Furthermore, Deal with unfair trade practices by regulating foreign commerce as called for in the Constitution. Fiat currencies, subsidized foreign government products, dumping, etc have all distorted true economic growth around the globe. We need a smarter Congress on foreign economic issues. We need a more passive Congress on domestic economic issues. Our business people will solve those issues.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Make adjustments. The primary problem is that voters needing social security have not voted out the leaders who have spent it. This needs to change. The reality is the fund will be cut in 2033 to lower levels per the Social Security Administration. It would not surprise me if this timeframe continues to accelerate. Fraud in Social Security needs to be addressed. After that, we have to look at changing a variety of input variables that will put Social Security back on a sustainable path. Finally, we must change our culture. The next generation must reject the notions believed by the last 3 generations. The government will be there to provide for you. This is likely not going to happen. We must embrace self-sustainability for our survival as our forefathers did. Our government has not held up their promises to the people for some time.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have my CPA license and my Masters in Taxation. I'm a business owner with about 100 employees. I have companies in tech (the future), Real Estate (the now), and farms (the always "will be"). I was raised in the 1st district, interned for the 2nd district in DC, and own ag land in the third district. Most importantly I'm superior on the Constitution than all our reps combined. They violate it consistently and do not understand their oath of office. I'm an entrepreneur. We see solutions to problems that others don't see. We need this thinking in DC to attack problems with new ideas.

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

todd@watson1776.com ; 402-819-9292

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I'm real. I'm tired of this DC behavior like them. I have not sold out like my competitors. The government will not change until voters change. It is that simple. The money and the name recognition is controlled by the elites. They are losing propositions to look for in a good candidate. If you study my material, there is no better Statesman and person who understands Constitutional law then myself in Nebraska. Our people will win again if they change. If our people don't change we will continue to see a drop in our general welfare like we have seen since I lost in 2014. Our reps keep losing in DC. Question 4: I don't believe marriage was ordained to the institution of gov't. At best it is a state issue. I'm in favor of completely removing government from marriage and family. Question 5: I don't believe in government "Guaranteeing income". However, I do believe the government should be taking actions on national policy that will improve the "General Welfare" of Americans.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas, Austin, MPA, 2000
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, BBA, 1999
  • Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln, 1995
Work & Military
  • Real Estate Management Co, Owner / CEO, 9
  • Real Estate Tech Firm, Owner / CFO, 9
  • Farms, Owner / CEO, 1
Affiliations
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Board Member
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member
  • Lincoln Christian School, Finance Board Member
  • Leadership Lincoln, Member
Offices
  • None
  • United States Senate, Sought 2014
 

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