Candidate Profile
Bryan Pugh

Green , South Carolina


Bryan Pugh
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6

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Working Families


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.


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 Disagree

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.


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 Disagree

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


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


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


Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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


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


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.


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

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree

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


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


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?

Mother's discretion.

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

End the war, establish lines of peaceful diplomacy.

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

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely." Divvying the power amongst the three branches helps deter one branch of government from becoming too powerful.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Secular humanist. Government should not be used to influence nor be influenced by religion.

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?

Somewhat Liberal

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

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

Healthcare is a human right, I support Medicare for all.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Living wage based on cost of living for region and set to increase with inflation.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I support Bernie Sander's tax plan. Alternatively, a low flat-rate tax with highly limited exemptions, such as having dependents or a single rate for married families.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

A strong education will be needed as the future is now. Jobs are becoming automated and in order to compete in the job market, education will be required; whether it be from a college education or trade school. As jobs become automated we must provide superior education, free to the public. In college, GPA must be maintained to keep receiving free education.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Not allowing the government to "borrow" from the Social Security funds.

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

Science and computer education, expanding into teaching. Studying physics has provided me with valuable research skills and an understanding of humanities' limited knowledge. As we march inexorably into the future, we use the scientific method to learn more about our cosmos. I desire to leave a better world for our future generations to prosper in.

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

Feel free to ask me any questions via Twitter, Facebook, or email. I am a progressive candidate who does not accept donations from Corporations or special/Foreign interests. I wish to represent the people of South Carolina's 6th district instead of the interests which have bought out the candidates I am running against. I am against regression back to coal and the continuation of using fossil fuels such as oil being drilled off our shores; I wish to see clean, renewable energy across the country and will fight to make this so.


  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, MAT Science, 2019
  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, BS Physics with Astronomy, 2016
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, Orangeburg, Certificate Webmaster, 2009
Work & Military
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  • South Carolina Green Party, State Cochair
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