Candidate Profile
Stan Scott

Democrat , Virginia

Biography

Name
Stan Scott
Party
Democrat
Race
House of Delegates, Dist. 97
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

3
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, LGBT Democrats of Virginia, National Organization for Women (VA chapter)

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
ActBlue (2021), Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2019), State Democratic Party Organizations (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2019), National Organization for Women (2019), People Power Virginia PAC (2019), Win Virginia (2019)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim, unless the candidate requests a typo change or we remove inappropriate language.

Right to Life

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When a woman, in consult with her medical care team, determine that this is best for that woman's health and well-being, within the bounds of the 1972 Roe v Wade ruling.


Economy

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

Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Stop commodifying labor and pay workers for their productivity. This means higher wages at the low end of the pay scale, putting (earned) money in the hands of people who will spend it. If paid for their results, more workers will see the value in education and training. And hard work. This would cut profits, but make businesses more stable so they can hire more people. History demonstrates that this would create more jobs than giving billionaires a tax break.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

1. A Keynsian economic policy that smooths the business cycle. 2. A robust but not onerous inheritance income tax that allows parents to give kids a hand up but doesn't put them at the top of the ladder unless they can leverage the investment. 3. Investment in future technology, especially renewable energy production. We have cell phones because of the 1960s US Space Program, and you're not a farmer if your land is on fire. 4. Decommodify labor and link productivity and wages through appropriate minimum wage laws. 5. A financial sector regulatory scheme that limits technology, housing, and stock market bubbles. 6. Robust antitrust laws, effectively enforced, especially in the technology and social media sectors.


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 Disagree

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

Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree

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

Make government the universal insurer through a Medicare for All type system. This does not socialize the health care system. It socializes the health insurance system. I also socializes bad luck. Yes, some behaviors (e.g., smoking) make people sick. But everyone will require medical attention sooner or later, even those who lead the healthiest lives. When they do often depends more on simple fate than anything else. We can socialize the cost of this as well, by linking individual cost with ability to pay in some way and eliminating health care costs not directly associated with care (e.g., processing insurance payments and referrals). Rationing health care by ability to pay violates the moral values I learned in those red-letter Bible passages I read.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree


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

I support sanctuary cities.

Agree


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.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

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?

The Founders constructed the Constitution in a way that protected existing economic interests, including northern merchants and southern slave owners. This suggests a view of man's nature that included a drive to hoard resources and a willingness to subjugate others in the interest of doing so. It has not, so far, effectively thwarted those who would do either.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

A Baptist friend once gave me a Bible like the one he had. I read this and decided that living by the words printed in red - that is, what Jesus said - would be my best life.


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?

Somewhat Liberal

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

www.stanforvirginia.org www.foggybottomline.com twitter/@foggybottomline

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

I served 20 years in the Army as a combat soldier and leader.

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

stan@stanforvirginia.org 804-833-8831

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

My military service informs my thinking. I learned that I could not be effective on the battlefield without physical and mental strength and stamina, so I know the importance of access to health care. I learned that I could not be effective on the battlefield without the proper training, so I know the importance of a good education. I learned that I could not be effective on the battlefield without my fellow soldiers, and that each brought important perspectives based on their background, so I know the importance of diversity. And I learned that I could not be effective on the battlefield unless I could train and trust every soldier to properly use and secure their weapons effectively, so I know the importance of regulating firearm ownership and use. I spent most of my youth defending the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I won't stand by and watch people rip it up and stomp on the shreds.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Disagree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Agree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree


Background

Education
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, ABD, 2007
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, MA, 2005
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, BS, 2002
Work & Military
  • Several, Management and Partnership Consultant, 2012-present
  • Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, Project Manager and Executive Director, 2007-2012
  • US Army, Sergeant First Class, 1982-2002
Affiliations
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College, Dual Enrollment Instructor
  • University of Louisville, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Hanover County Democratic Committee, Executive Committee
Offices
  • Virginia Senate, 4th District, Sought 2019
 

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