Candidate Profile
George Santos

Republican , New York

Biography

Name
George Santos
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Constitutional Rights PAC, National Right To Life

Reported by Candidate

6
NYGOP, Suffolk County GOP, Nassau County GOP, Queens County GOP, Suffolk County Law Enforcement Coalition, National Right to Life Coalition

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.

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?

Incest, rape, and if the mother's life is at risk.


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?

Social Security is not an entitlement—you earned it, but the system is insolvent. George will enact major reforms to force governmental responsibility for revenue designated for Social Security. George will also support expanding tax-free individual retirement accounts, long-term care plans, and a private option for Social Security for new entrants into the workforce.

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

(Did not answer)

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

Taxpayers should not help pay off existing student loans under any circumstances. A student loan is a private debt willingly undertaken by the signee.


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.

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?

Policy, legislation, regulation, etc. cannot be enacted and upheld with the benefit of religious institutions in mind.


Healthcare

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

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?

George believes in making comprehensive healthcare more accessible and affordable for families and senior citizens. Specifically, George will fight to end price gauging by pharmaceutical companies which disproportionately hurt senior citizens. Additionally, George supports lifting caps on health savings accounts so families can save more for unexpected medical emergencies, routine care, and everything in between. George also supports legislation like the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan approach to medical innovations. He believes the federal government should speed up approvals for new treatments, drugs, and medical devices because encouraging medical innovation means faster cures, and that means more time with loved ones.


National Security

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

Agree   

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

Increase funding for military intelligence in order to search for, find, anticipate, and prevent terrorist attacks before they can be executed.


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.

Neutral   

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?

America should always take the best and the brightest from all countries as long as they are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams and come in through legal channels.


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.

Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in Jesus, God, and Christian values. I believe in family and fiscal conservatism and social progress. I believe we are all equal and we all deserve opportunities to achieve success.


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.

I am fiscally conservative. I am socially progressive. I am moderate on immigration: dreamers and hard workers are always welcome through legal channels. On foreign policy, I strongly believe Israel and India are two of our strongest allies and that their interests align with ours.

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?

Vote for me if: - You don't like career politicians. - You want someone on the Hill who will never forget where he came from and will always fight for the values of the district because he is a SERVANT of the district. - Believe in our Constitutional rights. - Believe in civil liberties. - Believe in being smart with your money. - Believe in law & order. - Respect law enforcement. - You want this beautiful country to stay true to the ideals it was founded on. - You want to keep the American Dream alive.


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 - the Second Amendment is sacred to me and many other Americans. We simply need to be more responsive to individuals who display agitated behavior to prevent tragedy.


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?

Public safety/law enforcment. Immigration. Eeconomic recovery.

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

No—as a Latino candidate, I do not believe in institutional racism.


Background

Education
  • New York University, New York City, MBA, 2012
  • Baruch College, New York City, BA, 2010
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • St. Jude's, Ambassador
  • Friends of Pets United, Founder
  • Humane Society, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Newark Humane Society, Director of Adoptions
  • Butterfly Children, Inc., Fundraiser
  • EB Kids, Fundraiser
  • ASPCA, Volunteer Coordinator
  • North Shore Animal League, Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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