Theodore Engquist

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Theodore Engquist was born in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in 1971. He graduated from Indiana Bible College and is a licensed Apostolic minister. He has volunteered on many Republican campaigns including President George W. Bush’s second presidential campaign. He works as a regional quality coordinator, having done work with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Key Issues

Abortion

Engquist is pro-life and encourages adoption over abortion.

Border Security

Engquist supports tighter border security and has praised President Trump’s “Stay in Mexico” initiative. He supports the building of a wall at the Southern border. He has also criticized President Biden’s border policies claiming that they have cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars annually and are letting in criminals.

Gun Policy

Enquist supports the Second Amendment and is against any form of gun control. He believes in the right to protect oneself from illegally obtained weapons.

Education

Engquist is a supporter of school choice, believing that parents should be able to choose which school is best for their child. He also has called for cooperation between parents and teachers on school boards rather than elected politicians. Lastly, he is against teaching Critical Race Theory in schools.

Social Values

Engquist opposes big tech and cancel culture, claiming that they limit American freedom.

Endorsements

John Collick, Isle of White School Board, former U.S. House of Representatives; Candidate for the 3rd District, Retired Marine; J.R. Arango, Senior Pastor of The Peninsula Pentecostals; Dr. K. N Jacob, Author, Conference Speaker, and Life Coach; Dr. Dwayne, Bishop at Messiah Center; Bishop Ronzel Pretlow, Founder and Presiding Bishop of Glory Nation; Deborah Brooks, Retired Project Director from Tata Communications and Realtor; Dr. Melissa Beaudoin, Republican Chair of Virginia’s 11th Congressional District; Walt Zaremba, York County Board of Supervisors and Estate Attorney; Dr. Pat Woodbury, Newport News City Councilwoman; Darren Post, Gloucester County School Board; Carlton Drew, Retired Marine and Gloucester County School Board

Sources

Theodore Engquist

Chasing Freedom Virginia

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