Candidate Profile
Mark Reed

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Mark Reed
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 30
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Conservatives

3
California ProLife Council PAC, California Republican Assembly, California Republican Party

Others

1
The Republican Party of Los Angeles County - LAGOP

Reported by Candidate

6
Tom McClintok, Congressman, Mike Garcia, Congressman, Steve Knight, Retired Congressman, Mike Antonovich, Retired LA Cty Board of Sup., Greg Smith, Retired City Councilman, Michael Reagan, President Reagan's Son

Questionnaire

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?

In the instance of saving the mother's life. And the the option to be afforded to the victim of rape or incest provided they're allowed guidance and support of their clergy, family, and all available resources to help with raising the baby.


Economy

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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

From the age of 50 and below, raise in increments the retirement age and stop funding non-social security items using social security funds.

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

I would reduce discretionary spending and duplicity of departments. I promote the requirement of a balanced budget based on a percentage of the GDP.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Taxpayers may help pay off existing student loans providing the student volunteers some kind of public service.


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   

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.

Yes   

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

Separation of church and state does not mean eliminating "church" from government. It only means government cannot promote one religion over another.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Reinstitute county hospitals and clinics. Allow cross-state competition for healthcare coverage. Broaden health coverage tax incentives for employees. Create an insurance policy pool for freelancers, self employed, and independent contractors. Finally, we need to allow a free market solution rather than a government solution to healthcare insurance.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Continue on with this Administration's policy to eradicate ISIS and terrorism in their homelands. Build a coalition with all Muslim countries to help eradicate Islamic extremism. And support wherever possible the Muslin community in their efforts to stand up against Islamic extremism.


Immigration

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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

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

I support the merit based immigration policy and their immediate family members.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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 find great solace and counsel in my lifelong foundation in Catholic Christianity and I continue to study multiple faiths. I have a habit of reading my Bible once a day and saying prayer twice a day.


Qualifications

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.

Voice of Reason LATalkRadio.com/content/voice-reason Please visit my radio show where I express my Conservative values on a weekly basis with my Southern Democrat co-host, Ted Durden.

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

No.

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

I believe that a Congressman should represent his district first, before party. The Congressman is obligated to serve in a manner that is equitable to all in his district, state and country.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

None. No restrictions on gun ownership.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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?

1. Strong national defense. 2. National mental health and drug rehab programs and protocols. 3. Protection of our law enforcement nationwide.

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

Racism is a tool used by the Democrats in order to hide the policies and legislation they continue to have that promotes classism. Classism is a bigger threat to the US overall.


Background

Education
  • Pierce Jr College, Woodland Hills, AA, 1978
Work & Military
  • Ponderosa, Owner, 23
  • Pete's Plumbing, Owner, 10
  • Save-Mor-Pools, Owner, 4
  • General Telephone, Business Rep., 5
Affiliations
  • KCET Public T.V., CAB board member
  • American Indians in Film and T.V., National Representative
  • Screen Actors Guild, Finance Committee Member
  • Screen Actors Guild, Governance Committee Member
  • Los Angeles Veterans Committee, Founder
  • Save Sepulveda Veterans Hospital, Leader
Offices
  • National Representative for American Indians, Held 15
  • Congress 30th District, Sought 3
  • Congress 27th District, Sought 2
 

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