Jerry Beck says the most important issues this election season are the economy and industrial recovery and that his experience in business makes him the best choice for U.S. Senate.
“I’m a businessman, I’m not a politician," he said. "I’m an industrial economic recovery candidate. I think it’s gonna take a businessman to recover us.
PERSONAL: From La Monte. Age 71. Single. Two children.
PARTY AFFILIATION: Constitution
ON THE WEB: Website: electbeckussenate.com
OCCUPATION: Founder and president of Millennium Manufacturing
EDUCATION: Attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman State University)
BACKGROUND: Former member of the United States Marine Corps’ Special Services Second Reconnaissance Battalion, member of the National Rifle Association.
Budget: Fiscal responsibility is the focus of his campaign. He believes the federal government should be forced to balance its budget.
Contributions: Would seek to outlaw all campaign contributions or gifts to elected officials.
Regulations: Wants to reduce government regulations in all areas of commerce.
Constitution: Return to a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
“You can’t borrow money and borrow money and never with any thought of how to make a dollar,” Beck said.
He does not like that “hardly anything” is made in America, so he wants to build new factories. According to Beck, for each major factory sent overseas, small factories throughout Missouri and the country close and destroy small towns. Beck argues too much tax money — he claims 75 percent — and manufacturing jobs go to "socialist countries" and never come back to the U.S. Knowing the government cannot continue doing this makes him a strong candidate, Beck said.
“Years ago I served in the United States Marine Corps, so once again, I’m going to try to serve my country again as a senator in the U.S. Senate,” he said.
As a senator, Beck said he will work to put America first, close the borders and “take Americans off the back burner and put them on the front burner.” Before the general election, Beck said he plans to release a plan citing 50 points of policies, procedures and solutions to turn the economy around.
“If we don’t do it, we’re in trouble,” he said.