Joshua Loyd

Candidate for US House - 13th District

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

I see too much arrogance in the current federal political sphere. The incumbent is a political plant who carpetbagged from Washington DC  and does not represent Illinois in the slightest. I have a broad worldview, having visited numerous nations on almost all continents. I also understand the military, the military machine, and the US position in international affairs as I am former military.

I understand business and economics and how to better serve the US as this is the area where I received my bachelor's degree from West Point at the United States Military Academy. With a degree in business, a foundation of global positioning and understanding, and a former life in the Trades, I am best suited to serve the people with my expertise.  We must care for the people within the community and we must do it with understanding and a moral compass, which I possess better than any of my opponents.

How has your district been impacted by the migrant crisis and what do you think should be done?

Illinois is the cross roads between north and south, east to west. We must have an illuminated understanding that Illinois holds a special position in the migrant crisis as this is where evIerything passes through. We can do better with eliminating the drugs passing through, eliminating the sanctuary status of Illinois cities, and creating a system that allows people to be rewarded for information leading to the arrest, prevention, and elimination of ILLEGAL immigration, human trafficking, and drug smuggling.

What do you think immigration reform in Congress should look like?

The current immigration process is a complete nightmare. Even a fully educated, Ph.D., native English speaker can't understand some of the processes and steps necessary to complete the packet. It is a constant back and forth between immigrants and the Government. We need to make the current process more understandable, more streamlined, and better for tracking who is and is not authorized to be here in the US. This includes biometrics, banking, and employment. Many ILLEGAL immigrants come here for benefits. Many legal immigrants come here for opportunity. We need to ensure the people who want to come to the US are here for the right reason and not as a sanctuary. If they are here for sanctuary, we must ensure we train these individuals in defense, democratic practices, and economic development and then return them to their nation. This will A) create foreign allies, B) create business exporting opportunities, & C) curb benefit plants that are only here to use resources and provide nothing in return.

How important is bipartisanship to you and what issues have you worked on across the aisle or with people who don't uniformly share your beliefs?

I believe bipartisanship is extremely important. The US is fortunate that we have differing views as this helps create an optimal solution without any shortsightedness from a one-party system.

What action, if any, do you want to see next on abortion access after the Dobbs decision?

This will ultimately come down to the state and whether or not they want to allow abortion, access to centers, and the funds required for such procedures.

Did Joe Biden legitimately win the 2020 presidential race?


Should the United States provide Ukraine with money in its fight against Russia?


Should the United States provide Ukraine with aid in the form of military supplies?


Should the U.S. provide Israel with money in its fight against Hamas?


Should the United States provide Israel with aid in the form of military supplies in its fight against Hamas?


Should there be a law requiring background checks on all gun sales?


Should Congress pass a federal law banning semi-automatic assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines to help address gun violence?