Tommy Hanson: 2022 candidate for U.S. House 5th District

  • Tommy Hanson is a Republican running for U.S. House 5th District

    Tommy Hanson is a Republican running for U.S. House 5th District

Updated 6/2/2022 1:50 PM


Party: Republican


Office sought: U.S. House 5th District

City: Chicago

Age: 68

Occupation: Self employed

Previous offices held: None


What needs to be done to get Congress to work constructively, whether that be senators and representatives of both parties working with each other or Congress itself working with the president?

Government needs to get its house in order. The budget needs to be balanced and paid down; otherwise America will go by way of The Roman Empire.

What is your position on changing voter access?

Each state should be responsible for its own legislation, without Federal involvement. 501c3s should not be allowed to unequally influence the voters.

Do you recognize that the election of Joe Biden as president in 2020 was legitimate and fair? If not, why?

By asking this question, it is abundantly apparent it was not fair and just; whereas most Americans believe their vote does not count. Voter integrity is the most pressing problem regarding America's survival.

What, if anything, should Congress do to prevent another violent attack such as the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol?

Congress should enforce The Constitution, not its own agenda.

What do you consider America's role in world affairs? In particular, what should our role be regarding current points of tension involving Russia/Ukraine, the future of Taiwan or other threats of Chinese expansionism and the Middle East?

America should be involved; whenever these conflicts directly affect and our sovereignty, freedom and independence.

Do you acknowledge humans' role in causing climate change? What steps should government be taking to address the issue?

Federal government should promote tax right-offs and incentives; where and when anti pollution saving, energy independence is a benefit to America. Climate change should not be subsidized.

Please define your position on health care reform, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act.

ACA should be a solution to making America healthy. It should be designed to not overly burden America's budget, instead resulting in greater productivity, health and prosperity.

What immigration policies do you support? Where, if at all, do you see room for compromise to produce an effective policy on immigration? Does the government have any responsibility toward Dreamers who were brought to the United States illegally as children and are now adults? How will these policies affect your district?

All ilegal immigrants must be processed, indexed, accountable to taxation, abiding by The Constitution and the law of the land. The Southern boarder must be secured, not be used as a calling card for illegal entry.

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