Candidate Profile
Tyler Paul Smith

Republican , Georgia


Tyler Paul Smith
State Rep., Dist. 18

Panel Rating*

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*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.


*Georgia Right to Life

Selected Contributions


State Republican Party Organizations (2020), Trey Kelley (2016)
Trey Kelley (2020)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?



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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Needless programs that could be better accomplished by the private sector. The private sector in most every instance can better accomplish these tasks and at a much lower price.

Religious Liberty

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The "State" should not dictate the parameters of the Church's beliefs, witnessing, and application of our faith. We must not only have the freedom of conscious but the freedom of conversion. We as Christians must be allowed to go into the highways and byways to compel those lost souls to come to Christ and know him in the free pardon of sin.


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

Strongly Disagree   

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

The private sector provides the best venue for healthcare coverage to Americans. We should not have the government involved in the business of insurance coverage.

National Security

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

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   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Only those who are legal immigrants - those going through the required background checks and naturalization process - should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. Christ is my Savior. He is the only way to eternal life.


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.

My website outlines my conservative beliefs and principles. You can access it by using the following link: I have worked as a legislative aide to four Georgia State House Reps. We always fought for conservative principles and legislation.

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

I was a political science major at The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina where I was able to both study and see the application of what we were studying. I worked on several campaigns in South Carolina and Georgia during college - all for Conservative Republican candidates. I then went to law school at Atlanta's John Marshall Law school where I studied to become an attorney. During law school I worked as a legislative aide to four Georgia State House Reps. I gave legislative analysis on each bill coming to the floor for a vote with recommendations based on the conservative principles of the Representatives I worked for as to whether the legislation promoted conservative positions.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


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

I come from a long line of Conservative Republicans. I will not need a lobbyist to tell me what a piece of legislation does or does not do. I understand the application of laws which will help me to decern between conservative legislation and legislation that does not further our conservative principles. My first and foremost purpose as a public servant is to further the Kingdom of God. Everything else will be second.

Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

There should be no restrictions on gun ownership other than for convicted felons who have committed violent crimes.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Religious Liberty Protection; Private Property Rights; Lower Taxes.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Racism is a threat to domestic security in the United States. We are all created in God's image. To hate another human being because of their skin color is to hate the very creation of God. This is sinful and must be fought against each and every day.


  • The Citadel:The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, BA: Political Science, 2013
  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Juris Doctorate, 2016
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Ducks Unlimited, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Georgia Carry, Member
  • Haralson County GOP, Precinct Chairman
  • Georgia Cattlemen's Association, Member
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