Candidate Profile
Joel Anabilah-Azumah

Independent , New York


Joel Anabilah-Azumah
U.S. Rep., Dist. 9

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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.


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

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

Strongly Disagree

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.


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.

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.


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.


I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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:

2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape Incest Threat to mother's life

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

The US should avoid unnecessary military intervention in the Middle East.

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

The founders used their past experience with the British as well as their religious beliefs to create the Constitution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Protestant

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?


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

No answer

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

I would encourage the government to incentive health savings accounts so that people can control the cost of their health care.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should ensure fairness in the economy.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

The tax codes should be simplified in order to make it more understandable to everyone.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to offer important job skills.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I would maintain Social Security in a lockbox away from the general budget so that it cannot be raided.

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

I have experience managing a business and I have learned how to solve problems with limited resources.

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

I do not expect to stay longer than 12 years in Congress. My goal is to help fix the big problems (such as infrastructure) and leave when I am successful.


  • Union College, Schenectady NY, BSCE, 2005
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  • US Congress, Sought 2016
  • US Congress, Sought 2014

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