Candidate Profile
Jennifer T. Nye

Republican , Connecticut

Biography

Name
Jennifer T. Nye
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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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.

Neutral

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.

Strongly 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.

Neutral

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.

Agree

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

Neutral

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

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.

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.

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Based on the woman's circumstances at that particular time in her life. Rape, incest, mother's health are huge factors in making this life changing decision. In no instance should minors be allowed to have an abortion without parental consent.

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

I believe a strong military is our best guarantee of peace. We need to support our troops and make sure they are well-equipped for all that they do at home and abroad.

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

I believe they saw the possibility of abuse and tried to temper that with certain limitations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe one's spiritual beliefs are their's and their's alone. I was raised as a Catholic, but find that I cannot support some of the ideas of the church.

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.

You can visit my website at www.nye4congress.com

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

This is a tough question. I think we need to allow interstate purchasing of policies, which would lower premiums in a more competitive market. We also need to reign in prescription drug costs that also cause increased premiums.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I believe the recent tax cuts laid out in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was a start to bringing back jobs. The current unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in 49 years.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I think further streamlining of the code is necessary. It is too complex, with too many loopholes.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

We need to support a business-friendly environment, which will allow businesses to expand and hire more employees.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I believe that we need to look at what Medicare is paying for, i.e., payments for doctor education in pediatrics. I'm not sure why that funding is paid for through this account. I would like to review the policies carefully before making any changes.

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

All my adult life I have held leadership roles in my community and at work. I believe in giving back to the community first and foremost. I've done that and I want to continue doing that on a larger platform. Working as a paralegal for over 30 years has solidified my belief in the legal system and have found areas that may need tweaking. We have that ability and we need to elect and support representatives that share our beliefs.

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

jennifertowlernye@gmail.com

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

I believe in term limits for members of Congress. I think politicians should not be allowed to entrench themselves in Washington for decades because the current culture of career politicians violate the spirit of American democracy. I am a centrist. I believe in working across the aisle to achieve results for our citizens. Partisan politics is not getting us anywhere and it needs to stop.


Background

Education
  • Manchester High School, Manchester, Diploma, 1976
  • Briarwood, Southington, Certificate, 1978
  • Hartford, Hartford, Hartford, Hart
Work & Military
  • Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, PC, Paralegal, 3
  • Cowdery & Murphy, PC, Office Administrator/Paralegal, 23
Affiliations
  • Manchester 8th Utilities District, Member, Board of Directors
  • Manchester Fire Department, Fire Commissioner
  • Briarwood College Alumni Association, President
  • Town of Manchester 4th of July Committee, Vice Chairman
  • Town of Manchester 175th Anniversary Steering Comm, Member
  • Town of Manchester Board of Directors, Director
  • MHS Class 1976 Reunion Committee, Finance Chair
  • Manchester Fire Department, EMT/Volunteer Firefighter
Offices
  • Manchester Board of Directors, Held 2003-05, 2017
  • 8th Utilities District Board of Directors, Held 1995-2002
 

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