Candidate Profile
Eric Butterworth

Democrat , Virginia

Biography

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Questionnaire*

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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.

Disagree   

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

Disagree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

In any case where a female makes up her own mind about her body.


Economy

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

Neutral   

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

Agree   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree   

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Neutral   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

(Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

(Did not answer)


Religious Liberty

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

Neutral   

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.

Disagree   

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

Neutral   


Healthcare

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

Agree   

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

A single payer healthcare system should be made available to every single American no matter their status or background.


National Security

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

Disagree   


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.

Neutral   

I support sanctuary cities.

Neutral   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


Values

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

Neutral   

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

Neutral   

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

Neutral   

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

Disagree   

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

Agree   

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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?

Liberal   

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

(Did not answer)

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

All American citizens have the right to vote, and run for public office. We are all qualified to run for office no matter your party. Being an American makes me qualified.

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

Eric_butterworth@me.com ButterworthforVa@gmail.com

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

(Did not answer)


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.

Neutral   

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Agree   


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree   


Background

Education
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Work & Military
  • US Navy, Petty Officer First Class, 11
Affiliations
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Offices
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