Candidate Profile
Octavia Johnson

Republican , Virginia


Panel Rating

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Selected Contributions


Bob Goodlatte (2008), Dominion Leadership Trust (2014), Ken Cuccinelli (2009), State Republican Party Organizations (2008)
Bob Goodlatte (2013), Brenda Pogge (2014), Charles D. Poindexter (2014), Dominion Leadership Trust (2014), Good Fund (2014), Gregory D. Habeeb (2013) and 8 more







Other Information

2021 Restore Virginia Now Candidate Survey  Source


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   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When both lives are at risk.


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   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree   

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Education, entrepreneurship and vocational training.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Provide jobs, by the much needed, maintenance of our state infrastructure.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree   

Governments should not penalize those who 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   


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


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

(Did not answer)

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   

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree   


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree   

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Agree   

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree   

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree   

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

To thwart the raging ambition of men to control the will of others.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. It is my desire and aspiration to live my life by the Word of God, the Bible. I want to walk it out everyday.


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?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

The policies and procedures I instituted at the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office.

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

My life experiences and my vision for this great Commonwealth qualify me to be Governor of Virginia.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: / 540-985-9126

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

I have a heart for the people, the citizens of Virginia. I want the whole state to THRIVE!

Judicial Philosophy

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree   

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


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


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.



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Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Roanoke Valley Republican Women, President
  • Roanoke City Republican Committee
  • Son of God Ministry (Women Ministry Leader)
  • Salvation Army
  • Rescue Mission
  • Habitat for Housing
  • Sheriff, Held 2006-2013
  • House of Delegates, Sought 2014

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