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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 49

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Craig A. Nordal

Republican
Real Estate Businessman
1,156 votes (0.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect Religious Liberty & Freedom, returning God to the public schools & government, freedom of religion, not from it, 100% support of Israel and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel!
  • Border Security, Build That Wall, Enforce Immigration Laws, end chain migration & the visa lottery.
  • Defend religious liberty, protect the 2nd Amendment at all costs, pass a national concealed carry reciprocity act, overturn Roe Vs Wade and Drain That Swamp!

Experience

Experience

Profession:Real Estate Consultation & Valuation
Owner Nordal & Associates, Self Employed (1989–current)
President, North Coast Republican Club — Elected position (2003–2005)
Homeowners President, Poinsettia Park Homeowners Association — Elected position (1995–2005)
Central Committee 76th District, San Diego County Republican Party — Appointed position (2002–2004)
Artistic Director, San Dieguito Performing Arts Association — Appointed position (2001–2004)

Education

Cal Poly Pomona & San Diego State University B.S. Cal Poly Pomona B.A. San Diego State University, CA Teaching Credential San Diego State University, B.S. in agriculture emphasis on Citrus & Avocado production/Music Degree Performance Saxophone/Teaching Credential (1994)

Community Activities

Founder of a new national organization, GideonsArmy.US (2015–current)
Prayer Leader, OpenThe Gates.Org (2010–current)

Biography

Meet Craig A. Nordal

Craig A. Nordal has lived and worked in the 49th Congressional District for 29 years since 1989 when he moved his family to live in Encinitas, CA. He started his highly successful business in real estate valuation, consulting, sales & expert witness and has raised his family here.

Craig began serving the Republican Party when he was elected to be his HOA President and started leading his precinct as a Republican Party precinct captain for many years. He then founded the North Coast Republican Club where he served as President, Vice President & Treasurer. Soon after that he was asked to become a member of the San Diego County Republican Party Central Committee.

Questions & Answers

Questions from KPBS and the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (6)

Family reunification is a process that allows immigrants already residing in the U.S. to bring in additional family members. Do you support limiting this process? Why or why not?
Answer from Craig A. Nordal:

This  appears to be referring to chain migration and must be limited and stopped. Families must be brought in together in a legal immigration process that needs to be improved to vet and speed up the process for immigrants that actually want to work to improve their lives and deserve to be allowed into this country to become productive American citizens. It must not be used as it is, an endless chain of every relative and friend of every relative flooding the country with people who are coming to access free services instead of becoming productive working citizens. 

Do you support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico? Why or why not?
Answer from Craig A. Nordal:

Build That Wall!

Immigrants are being abused as they cross the border with 70-80% of women reported to be abused and others taken advantage of. Is that the price of freedom to enter the US? Families must be kept together in their country of origin and entry of legal immigrants given priority and the process made more efficient. The United States must be protected from drug and sex traffickers, terrorists, and illegal weapons being brought across our border, diseases and pests that are destroying our agriculture and a threat to to Americans health, and our ICE and border agents must be protected from the criminal element!   

Do you support creating additional regulations on gun ownership? Why or why not?
Answer from Craig A. Nordal:

I am an NRA Life member, a member of the United States Concelaed Carry Association, a member of San Diego County Gun Owners, and recently a proud holder of a CA Concealed Carry Permit from San Diego County!

We must have national laws for concealed carry reciproicity, open carry, and right to carry for all law abiding citizens with no regulations. Our founding fathers understood that without the 2nd Amendment and gun rights UNINFRINGED we would soon lose our 1st Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion. The same misguided and decieved people who believe in gun restrictions are the very same people who would remove our rights of freedom of religion and speech because of immoral beliefs that classify moral beliefs as "hate", which is utter nonsense.  

Should the U.S. remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Why or why not?
Answer from Craig A. Nordal:

NAFTA has been a disaster for America and American workers and must be renegotiated or scrapped. President Trump has great ideas on NAFTA and I will support him. 

Do you support raising the federal gas tax to improve the national transportation infrastructure (for example roads, train tracks, and bridges)? Why or why not?
Answer from Craig A. Nordal:

No increased taxes period. Our national debt is total insanity and would bankrupt any of us personally if we tried to run our finances as the Federal Government does. We must slash spending and move to a flat 10% personal income tax. Congress needs to have strict oversight over every dime spent with efficiencies put in place for every government program with 30-40% cuts to every department by cutting wasteful programs and spending estimated to be up to 40% of every govermental program.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Craig A. Nordal:

Completely remove the Unnafordable Health Care Act, the biggest most nefarious tax ever placed on the American people. Return to a market driven health care that will make health care affordable for the majority of Americans with individual health savings accounts. We must review Medicare amd Medicaid and implement negotiated drug prices to reduce the waste in these programs.  

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $11,005

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Craig A. Nordal
$10,611

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.44%)
Small contributions (3.56%)
96.44%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Craig brings a life long commitment to conservative principles and beliefs. As an Evangelical Christian he is a strong defender of religious liberty and will make issues of faith his highest priority as well as border security and immigration. Craig also strongly agrees with and supports the Tea Party Patriots. He supports and would join and seek to lead the Tea Party Caucus and the Freedom Caucus in Congress. Craig fully supports our President Donald J. Trump. 

"I decided the voters of the 49th Congressional District deserved to have a choice of a true social & economic conservative and someone with a proven record in business to bring common sense ideas and true traditional conservatism to this important congressional seat. I will lead and not follow, and I will stand to go on the offense to return common sense and the rule of law to our great country"!

Position Papers

About Craig A. Nordal

Summary

Craig's most important issues to address as a congressman and facts about his life.

Craig brings a life long commitment to conservative principles and beliefs. As an Evangelical Christian he is a strong defender of religious liberty and will make issues of faith his highest priority as well as border security and immigration. Craig also strongly agrees with and supports the Tea Party Patriots. He supports and would join and seek to lead the Tea Party Caucus and the Freedom Caucus in Congress. Craig fully supports our President Donald J. Trump.  

"I decided the voters of the 49th Congressional District deserved to have a choice of a true social & economic conservative and someone with a proven record in business to bring common sense ideas and true traditional conservatism to this important congressional seat. I will lead and not follow, and I will stand to go on the offense to return common sense and the rule of law to our great country"!

Craig A. Nordal has lived and worked in the 49th Congressional District for 29 years since 1989 when he moved his family to live in Encinitas, CA. He started his highly successful business in real estate valuation, consulting, sales & expert witness and has raised his family here.

Craig began serving the Republican Party when he was elected to be his HOA President and started leading his precinct as a Republican Party precinct captain for many years. He then founded the North Coast Republican Club where he served as President, Vice President & Treasurer. Soon after that he was asked to become a member of the San Diego County Republican Party Central Committee.

Videos (5)

This Warrior's Heart — April 28, 2018 Committe to Elect Craig A. Nordal for Congress

Craig tells stories of life experiences that have made him the person he is and the importance of his beliefs, conviction, and leadership qualities.

Religious Liberty & Social Issues — April 28, 2018 Committe to Elect Craig A. Nordal to Congress

Craig discusses issues of religious liberty and his beliefs on social issues effecting the United States.

Immigration and Border Security — April 28, 2018 Committe to ELect Craig A. Nordal t COngress

Craig discusses his ideas on border secuirty and immigration!

Israel & the Military — April 28, 2018 Committee to Elect Craig A. Nordal for Congress

Craig discusses his thoughts on foreign policy, Israel and the miltary.

2nd Amendment — April 28, 2018 Committe to Elect Craig A. Nordal to Congress

Craig talks about his beliefs on the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms.

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