Candidate Profile
Peter Yu

Republican , Colorado

Biography

Name
Peter Yu
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
Links
       

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Sean Wood

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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.

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.

Disagree

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

Disagree

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

Disagree

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

Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

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.

Neutral

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."

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It is the responsibility of our society that all possible resources and education options have been reviewed by the mother and her family so that the life of the unborn is protected. Unfortunately, regardless if abortion is legal or illegal, it has been shown that abortions will still occur around the world. In fact, in countries where abortion is illegal, the abortion rate is actually double what it is in countries where it is legal. As a result, the best hope we have is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions by educating our society and if a female does become pregnant, assure that she is given all possible options so that the mother and family know all the facts.

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

The United States of America in order to keep our country and other countries safe, need to work with all nations to identify those who mean to cause harm to the United States and all countries around the world. By sharing intelligence and networking between our allies, we can identify those who mean to cause harm. In addition, we need to have a secure system that identifies and has thorough background checks on anyone who wishes to enter the United States.

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

Our founding fathers understood that as government expands and evolves, it impedes on the freedoms of it's citizens. So to prevent the accumulation of absolute powers and prevail over tyranny, our founders separated and distribute power by creating three separate branches of government. The legislative, executive and judicial branches each performing its own functions and duties.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a person who believes in Christianity, I believe in it's teachings of the love of God and of neighbor.

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?

Conservative

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

As a conservative, my main focuses are on economic growth and stability. I believe that a strong economy is the solution to many of our society's needs. The best thing we can do for each American is provide employment opportunities and jobs so that all individuals will be allowed to obtain wealth, have the ability to own property, put food on the table and take care of themselves and their communities. In addition, to assure that we always have economic stability, we need to assure that we have immigration reform that allows new citizens to participate and contribute to our society. We need to continue to have strong international relationships with all countries in this world, while making sure that the United States is treated fairly.

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

As we have seen, the Affordable Care Act has been a devastating policy that has resulted in skyrocketing costs and inadequate care. In addition, trying to adapt to socialized medical plans that are similar to Europe and Canada would be a mistake as these countries are burdened with extreme high income taxes and rationed health care for these much smaller populated countries. In order for the United States to maintain a high quality rate of care and keeps costs affordable for it's 328 million people, we need to take the following steps. 1.)Remove insurance mandates so that companies can compete and offer multiple policies to it's customers. 2.)Allow for Health Savings Accounts that do not expire to cover minor costs. 3.)Allow for Medical co-ops that has doctors and facilities who have negotiated low rates. 4.)Tort reform so that doctors no longer have expensive malpractice insurance and so that costly unnecessary tests and procedures are reduced.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The role of Government in boosting the economy is minimizing regulations and taxes so that businesses can expand and grow. With less regulations, companies will not be hindered by requirements such as multiple occupational licenses, numerous building permits, zoning requirement and business ordinances that only complicate our economy's ability to be productive. In addition, low taxes will free up capital to invest into new employees and materials which will produce more revenue and income that will be infused into our system.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Current tax codes need to be more generous to our low and middle income tax payers so that they have more disposable incomes to spend on goods and services which will allow them to achieve a higher quality of life while at the same time infusing more money into our economic system. This will in turn allow for more money to be used by corporations and small businesses to expand and hire more employees and offer higher wages.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to reduce unemployment is by having fewer government regulations and lower taxes. This creates more opportunity and less obstacles for companies to expand and hire more employees. In addition, we need to incorporate more job skills training programs such as internships, apprenticeships and corporate training to allow for people to obtain the necessary skillsets to fill jobs that have certain requirements for these positions.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security is already at a point where it is near insolvency which means that more people are taking out than people putting into the system. In order to continue the success of this program, evaluations need to be made in regards to retirement age, cost of living approvals and means testing. With our population now living much longer than originally calculated for Social Security, it is necessary to look into all options to keep social security a viable option.

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

As a college graduate with a business degree. I have had multiple jobs within corporate America. In my 20 plus years working in the business world, I have had the opportunity to experience all work environments. I have been a manager at HSBC Bank which was the 2nd largest bank in the world and took seven different branches from last to first. At Wyndham Hotels the largest hotel chain in the world, I was promoted to Director of Marketing of the West Coast in only nine months and increased the marketing leads productions by 400% over my time. Over the past five years I have worked my way to the Director of sales and marketing for a solar company in Colorado taking this local business from a startup to the largest residential solar installer in Colorado. My business experiences have allowed me obtain the customer service and management skills necessary to work in all environments and not only solve problems, but actually achieve great successes.

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

peter@peteryuforcongress.com 720-526-0933

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

As a son of a family that immigrated to this great country in 1969, I know how lucky I am to be in this great nation. As a native who was born in Denver, this state has always been my home. Being a person who has experienced all the ups and downs that life has to offer, I understand what every single person is going through. My mom and dad, my six brothers and sisters all came to America with no money and didn't even speak English. However, despite the fact that we grew up in poverty, we were able to work and survive. Today, five of the seven children obtained college degrees and all seven children are living successful lives in this great nation. Having the background of constant struggles and also having great success, I understand the struggles and needs of every American. It is my hope to be a representative of the people who understands that I work for the people of my district and my country. Thank you and I appreciate your support!


Background

Education
  • Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, Business, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

Get Reminders

From important news to voting dates and reminders, iVoterGuide equips you to make an impact and a real difference in every election.
Join Now