Chad Koppie: 2022 candidate for 8th Congressional District
Office sought: U.S. House, 8th District
Occupation: Retired senior captain international airline pilot for Delta, current farmer
Previous offices held: Current president of the Kane County Regional School Board, Dundee District 300 school board, Kane County township trustee
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?
Congress is broken and needs a ton of new faces, it's a swamp in DC now and the American people need to do something about it.
What is your position on changing voter access?
Voting is a fundamental right of all American citizens. And keeping our elections safe is the most important thing we can do for the voters.
Do you recognize that the election of Joe Biden as president in 2020 was legitimate and fair? If not, why?
In light of recent news of the John Durham Probe into the Clinton campaign for their ties to Russian agents. Along with the COVID era Voting laws like mail in ballots that are known for fraud made it so an election could be stolen right under our noses. The Democratic Party has been colluding with Russians and foreign actors for years now. So no I do not believe Joe Biden to be legitimate.
What, if anything, should Congress do to prevent another violent attack such as the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol?
Nothing. Because there already laws in place to protect the capital.
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?
The United States has been throwing ourselves into conflicts for long enough. We can assist where we can but as for what our role is world affairs id say we need to stop playing world police. All that does is support the military industrial system, making these warlords rich.
Do you acknowledge humans' role in causing climate change? What steps should government be taking to address the issue?
The US has been getting laws in the book for climate and global warming and sending money to the UN for different things related to climate. But if places like China, India and Russia don't stop their pollution all our work to be carbon neutral is doing nothing but raising costs of natural gas and hurting our pipelines and causing hyperinflation.
Other alternatives need to be made besides shutting down Coal and Gas. Carbon neutral is not feasible.
Please define your position on health care reform, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act.
Health care reform is needed especially with rising costs of medical care, prescriptions and frankly people are living longer so we need to be able to take care of our seniors.
But I will continue to say the federal government doesn't do anything very well so why should we expect good health care from the government?
In Canada they have death panels where people are choosing who gets medical treatment and who doesn't. It's not the government Job to choose life and death like that.
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?
I'm a believer that we need to Secure our borders with the best technology and the best wall we can have to detour people from entering our country without us knowing who it is. It's a national security issue, we need to know who comes into our country.
Title 42 should have never been done away with by Biden administration (Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas).
Title 42 was used to keep the worst of the worst of the country.
As for The Dreamers they deserve pathway to citizenship.
But how have these things been affecting the district/country
The Biden administration has been conducting secret Night flights of illegal immigrants into different communities around the country. These fights bringing people who we have no clue their backgrounds or why they are being snuck into communities with very little information from own government.