E Collins, Joe

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
U.S. Representative
Political Affiliation:
(858) 882-7712
Business Owner/Retired Navy
BA Accounting
Biographical Info:
Joe Edward Collins III is a 13 1/2-year Navy Veteran from South Central LA. He's the CEO of a contracting and development company and also sits on the board of a private global development company. He’s a licensed financial professional and holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. He is the former host of KABC's radio show New Black Republican and a current Congressional candidate for California's 36th district. Collins grew up on 104th and Normandie in South Central Los Angeles, Ca, and knows this district all too well; Extreme amounts of Homelessness, Crime, Lack of Quality Education, and High Gang Activity. One Sunday, the home that Joe and his family lived in was the target of a drive-by shooting. Upon returning home from his grandfather's church, they found that bullets had made their way through the windows and into the cushions of the family sofa. At this moment Joe’s mother decided that it was time for her and her children to move from South Central Los Angeles. She moved her family to a rural town outside of Dallas Texas (Joe's mother is still a teacher in the suburbs of Dallas). After completing high school in Texas, Joe made the most important decision of his life; He joined the U.S. Navy. Joe Collins spent 13 years in the Navy and quickly rose to the rank of First Class Petty Officer (E-6). He worked on and trained thousands of sailors on many types of aircraft including the F-18 Super Hornet, E6 Mercury, and the MH60 Sea-hawk. With the help of the U.S. Navy, he also became a licensed financial professional, as well as a Certified Counselor for rape and sexual assault victims. Joe also was a recruiter and earned numerous honors and awards. This was a role Joe enjoyed immensely, as he had the pleasure of jump-starting the careers for many of our young American leaders of today. Joe proudly served during the successful campaign, “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. Joe left the U.S. Navy in Sept of 2017, with a desire to continue serving his country, and this time it would be in a Leadership role in politics. Since already taking an oath to defend our country and its people, the decision to serve and defend those without a voice in his California District was one he would proudly make. Election 2020 Joe E Collins III ran for Congress in the 2020 election against Maxine where he got almost 80 thousand votes, which is three times more than any other candidate both Democrat and Republican to run against her. He also organized teams that registered more than fifty thousand new Republican voters in the 43rd district. Joe is a South Los Angeles native and says crime, drugs, inadequate schools, and poverty plaguing the community when he was a child are still issues today. But Joe is confident his Five Point Plan which calls for rebuilding communities together, improving education for children, bringing high-paying jobs to the area, promoting financial literacy, and taking steps to end homelessness can clean up and bring integrity and opportunities to California Communities. Campaign 2022 In 2022 Joe Collins plans on running for Congress in California's NEW 36th congressional district. Joe is confident his Five Point Plan which calls for rebuilding communities together, improving education, bringing high-paying jobs to the area, promoting financial literacy, and taking steps to end homelessness can clean up and bring integrity and opportunities to California communities. Joe E. Collins III is looking forward to representing California's 36th Congressional district and its constituents in 2022.  GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!
We need NEW leadership. I'm from South Central Los Angeles I have seen the destruction of my community and many like mine. We have had politicians sitting in office positions for years who has not represented our best interest. We need better schools, high paying jobs solutions for crime, homelessness and a serious reduction in wasteful government spending. Plus people in the black community need someone other than rappers and athlete's to look up to.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Would you (or did you) support the federal "Equality Act" (H.R. 5) creating a protected class for sexual orientation and gender identity be passed into law? N* There should be no such thing as a protected class. People need to live their lives without having to be recognized publicly for who they love or who they think they are. The most famous line in the Declaration of Independence is “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. ” Everyone deserves equal treatment under the law.
2. Would you (or did you) support the federal “Respect for Marriage Act” (H.R. 8404) which requires states to recognize polygamous marriages? N* The bible states that marriage is between a man and a woman.
3. Should adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? N
4. Would you (or did you) support a federal law (H.R. 8296) removing nearly all restrictions on abortion procedures throughout pregnancy? -* I don't think abortion is right how ever I respect peoples decision to have abortions if they pay for it themselves without the help of U.S. tax payers dollars. if people to kill babies then that's between them and God. I am Pro Life and Pro Accountability.
5. Should the federal government require public district and charter schools to allow biological boys in girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, and on female-only sports teams as a condition to receive federal education funding? N* If "transgender" kids want to play sports or compete then they need their own league.
6. Would you support securing the border by blocking crossings from undocumented migrants? Y
7. Would you support federal judges who apply the original text of the U.S. Constitution according to the framers’ original intent, rather than interpreting it in light of current times? Y
8. Would you support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring Congress to balance the federal budget every year? Y* Good luck with this. Congress cant budget crap. They spend so much money it's ridiculous.
9. Would you (or did you) support a law (H.R. 1) requiring the federal government to take over local and state election processes? N
10. Would you support the filibuster rule that requires 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to pass most legislation? Y