Candidate Survey: Lisa Lloyd for Congress, District 6
Office Sought and District
Masters in Business Administration & Masters of Science in Nursing
Won the primary as a Republican candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education in 2010
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Why are you running for office?
I am running for office because I am tired of retreating in the face of a political opposition that is chipping away at our American way of life as put forth by the founders of this country. I am concerned about the lack of affordable healthcare, the toll of illegal immigration, and especially the increasing disregard for the Constitution.
I work full time as a Nurse Practitioner for large healthcare organizations, private practices, urgent care clinics, and also volunteer at clinics for the uninsured–so I’ve seen what works and what does not work. What we need is to lift burdensome regulations on healthcare and replace them with patient-centered free market healthcare solutions.
At the same time, we cannot be the sanctuary nation for the world. We need the state and federal government to enforce current immigration laws and implement Voter ID. Anyone who does not hold U.S. citizenship as a treasure and a privilege to be guarded and respected does not deserve to be an elected representative.
Our 1st and 2nd amendment rights are constantly being threatened by those who disregard the Constitution. But there is no other “America” where we can escape the threat of an overreaching government. We need to protect the rights for all that are guaranteed in the Constitution.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Margaret Thatcher – She was a woman with strong character and was an excellent, tough leader. She didn’t put up with political nonsense and was a staunch patriot for her country.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
The Price of Prosperity -Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them
by Todd G. Buchholz.
It’s a favorite because it provides a clear, and at times a painful picture of what has happened in other countries as they grew in prosperity, what were their downfalls, and how we can avoid them here in America.
What will be your top priority in Congress?
Healthcare reform that embraces a free market system while ensuring a solvent safety net for those in need.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Healthcare, because it affects everyone regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status.
Health care costs continue to rise and have become unsustainable for the American government and the American family. Patient-centered reform using market forces to give consumers leverage and choices is the most effective way to bring down cost, improve quality, and expand access to health care.
We must allow Americans to buy insurance policies across state lines, allow insurance companies to compete for our business, offering plans with the benefits we want at a price we can afford. Get bureaucracy out of the way so we can allow innovation to flourish.
What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
Healthcare spending & reform, national debt & security, lack of adherence to the U.S. Constitution.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am pro-life in all its forms. For me, it isn’t just a label. I believe in taking an active role in making the choice for life a preferable option, for ourselves and loved ones.
– Increasing affordable, quality access to healthcare, including home care, hospice care, and palliative care, so families can help their loved ones maximize quality of life, regardless of their prognosis.
– Increasing access to mental health care, counseling, medication and intervention, to reduce the number of individuals who feel that ending their lives is the best option.
– Creating an environment that makes it a viable and desirable decision for young pregnant women and couples to keep and raise their babies. Increased access for affordable child care, access to creative forms of continuing education and for stay-at-home moms or dads, creative employment opportunities and flexible work schedules so parents don’t feel their babies are an obstacle in their life.
– Increase affordable and convenient ob/gyn care for women to take proactive measures to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
With increased access to care and support, new lives that are “not exactly as or when we thought they would be” can be seen as blessings, rather than obstacles.
What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
Money is power. The more money Congress can accumulate through taxes or deficit spend through legislation just increases their power. Both need to be drastically reduced. Tax reductions at all levels (local, state and federal) need to be a priority. By voting fiscally responsible people into office we can vote to reduce the spending.
Americans believe that we, not the government, are the best stewards of our money. Keeping taxes and spending low is the best route to American prosperity.
What is your position on gun rights?
I oppose any limits on the Constitutional right to bear arms. I support a national cross-state standard for concealed carry i.e., once a concealed carry permit is issued it is good anywhere in the U.S. i.e., schools, churches, hospitals, etc. Any person convicted of a felony should lose the right to bear arms along their right to vote
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
Marijuana should only be legalized as a Class 3 controlled substance that can be prescribed only by those who are authorized to prescribe such drugs. I am against any type of recreational use.
The current CRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for Patients), Maryland State’s controlled substance user and provider database, is an excellent start because it requires registration and allows monitoring of both prescribers and users of controlled substances. The MMCC (Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission) helps ensure patients get the right medication for their condition and are working with a licensed practitioner.
As a Nurse Practitioner, I am registered with both CRISP & MMCC with full prescribing privileges.
What is your position on trade?
My primary position is one of “America First!” Ideally there should be as little government interference as possible, but some measures such as tariffs are necessary to protect our national security in both manufacturing and raw materials production. We should have a positive trade balance. President Trump is making all the right moves on the issue of trade, foregoing immediate gratification for long term national stability.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
We can only deal with other nations or threats to our national security from a position of strength—with clear understanding that we are not afraid to use it.
We must have the strongest, best military in the world–from equipment to its leaders. There can be no compromise on the U.S. being first in peace and first in war. By having the best military and strong pro-American trade policies, we can ensure that we get what we need at the negotiating table. Opposing nations must know that if there is any use of military force or trade sanctions, they will not win.
We live in a dangerous and volatile world. I believe that our Armed Forces and intelligence community must have the tools they need to keep us safe. I will ensure that defense spending meets the needs of those that defend our liberty and keep us safe.
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?