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Background

Experience

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2012 - 2018, 1994 - 2000); Governor, South Carolina (2002 - 2010); founder, Norton and Sanford Real Estate Investment

Family
Divorced; Children: 4
Education
BA Business, Furman University,
Master of Business Administration, University of Virginia,
Home Address
PO Box 160
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

Mark Sanford is a former governor and U.S. representative from South Carolina. He gained significant national attention in 2009, when the South Carolina House considered impeaching him. On his website he states, "The purpose of this campaign is to spark a needed conversation as Republicans on what it means to be a Republican, and a larger national debate on why spending and debt, our American institutions – and civility and humility should still matter in politics."

Reporting Date: September 30, 2019

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?

Energy and Environment

Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?

Health Care

Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?

Social Issues

Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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