Candidate Profile
Campbell (Cam) Cavasso

Republican , Hawaii

Biography

Name
Campbell (Cam) Cavasso
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
John Sidney McCain, Rick Santorum, Roy Moore, State Republican Party Organizations, Ted Cruz
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Campaign for Working Families, Family Research Council, National Rifle Association, Next Century Fund, State Republican Party Organizations, Truth Accountability and Courage PAC

Summary

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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.

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.

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 Agree

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To save the life of the mother.

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

Islamic Terrorism is one of the greatest threats to the safety of our citizens here at home and abroad and to the life of our nation based on Constitutional law and liberty. We must be willing to send our police and military anywhere it is necessary to stamp out the threat to our safety within the borders of our country or anywhere in the world that threat manifests itself against us. Our government and leaders must be willing and quick to identify and speak out against this threat without delay or fear. We must be willing to back our words with action. We must secure and guard our borders carefully.

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

We live in a fallen world and our nature is subject to corruption. Only God is perfect. Mans nature cannot be fully trusted personally or in Government. Therefore to protect us from the tyranny of an all powerful government, which can abuse that power, we have checks and balances between branches of government checking each other and US Constitution based law to protect individual rights.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was born again and committed my life to Christ in 1978, 40 years ago. My life is committed totally to love, obey and serve Christ. My obedience to Christ, His Word and His principles comes before, my own life, My marriage, my family, my country. Because I trust in Him and obey him first, i can trust myself to be faithful to wife, family, church, job and nation. I am eternally committed to Christ without compromise unto death.

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.

Most can be found on our Web site, cam4congress.com. you can also check our record while in the Hawaii legislature. you can go on line and see our history established in previous campaigns and actions in the public.

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

I would promote the deregulation of the health care industry allowing for innovation and discovery and new solutions with out government hindrance. I would promote open and interstate sharing of healthcare and medical information and solutions. i would allow pools such as Medishare. I would allow for natural and alternate medications and vitamins. I would require government to guard against abuse and fraud and protection of freedom of choice in medication and treatment and the free transmission of knowledge and research and solutions. I would encourage the involvement of churches and non profits in the care for widow and orphans and the elderly that cannot take care of themselves. A return to competition in healthcare will benefit doctors, clinics, hospitals and, most of all, patients.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

It should protect competition and righteous law abiding commerce and trade for businesses and consumers. it should protect transparency and accuracy of measurements and weights and the free exchange of ideas. Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers, not be guilty of any but the most necessary and limited regulation. Reducing taxes on large and small business, and removing burdensome regulation will boost the economy.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Simplify, simplify, simplify. Further, individual, corporate and small businesses taxes should be reduced. The estate tax should be eliminated.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reducing taxes and regulations on small and large businesses creates growth and builds jobs and higher wages. Further, across the board tax cuts increases wealthy investment, again resulting in higher wages and lower unemployment.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We must out Social Security funds in a lockbox and not allow Congress to access funds for other purposes. Further, we should extend the age for receiving full social security to 70 and allow every tax payer the right to manage their own Social Security investment funds.

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

My public school education provides me with a unique understanding of the people of Hawaii not obtainable by the elite schooling of my opponent. I hold a BA from University of Colorado, but have learned so much more from my business experience that is far more applicable: I started my first business, a lemonade stand, at age 6, started a construction business at 14, and have created business, and financial worth (I am now a Financial Advisor at Mass Mutual) all my life. Through this experience, as well as my community involvement and three terms served in the Hawaii legislature make me more than qualified to know, understand and serve the people of my district.

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

cam@camcavasso.com 808-306-3454 Alt:Andy Blom Campaign Manager andyblom@camcavasso.com 808-753-4596

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

We are running a sophisticated social media/internet campaign that stretches every dollar to the fullest. If we can achieve this shocking, but absolutely doable upset of a Democrat in deep blue Hawaii it will rock the Democrats to the core. Further, as Hawaii's first Republican Congressman in decades I will have a unique and powerful position in Washington and, at long last, provide a reasonable voice that will be heard in the White House, the Administration and Congress. The window is open to send a Hawaiian Republican to Congress. I ask everyone to please kokua -- please help -- make this happen.


Background

Education
  • U of Colorado, Boulder, BA, 1973
Work & Military
  • Mass Mutual Financial Grp, Financial advisor, 1986 to current
  • Erosion Control contractor/farmer, owner, 1978 to 2013
  • US Army officer, Captain, 1973 to 1978
Affiliations
  • financial and contractor associations, member and leader
  • Church Christian, member, leader, board member
  • Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Smart Business Hawaii, Member
  • NAIFA-National Association of Ins & Fin Advs, Member
Offices
  • Hawaii State Representative, Held 1984-1990
  • Lt Gov Hawaii, Sought 2002
  • US Senate, Sought 2004 2010
 

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