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Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, United States
Residence: St. Louis, MO
Robyn Hamlin was born and currently resides in St. Louis. She attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Hamlin is the founder of a commercial cleaning business and an insurance agency.
She ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Missouri House in 2008 and for Congress in Missouri's 1st Congressional District in 2010.
She is the former Missouri co-chairwoman of the Campaign for Liberty and is a member of the following organizations: Missouri Citizens for Property Rights; Missouri First; National Association of Health Underwriters; North County Republican Club; Rental Property Owners Association; Saint Louis Association of Health Underwriters; We The People Congress.
Hamlin is single and has a child.
Robyn Hamlin in 2012 is making her second consecutive bid to unseat Rep. Lacy Clay in Missouri's 1st Congressional District. In 2010, she garnered about 23 percent of the vote to Clay's 73 percent.
Hamlin is a proponent of small government and less government spending. She supports an audit of the Federal Reserve System and allowing the Federal Reserve Act to sunset. She proposes the legalization of competing currencies and moving forward to a full reserve gold standard banking system.
"Government spending cannot create additional jobs. If the government provides the funds required by taxing the citizens or by borrowing from the public, it abolishes on the one hand as many jobs as it creates on the other."
Regarding education, she believes the No Child Left Behind law was a failure and should be abandoned.
Hamlin supports term limits for elected officials and advocates for a strong national defense, though she said she would only vote to send the military into combat "with a necessary and defined mission, and only with a congressional declaration of war."
Hamlin takes some stands that are counter to what many Republicans believe. She believes the war on drugs has been counterproductive and financially wasteful. She believes same-sex couples "should enjoy all the rights and benefits of other couples."
But she is a strongly anti-abortion and believes that states should be allowed to decide abortion issues on their own and that Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
Regarding immigration, she believes the government "must end the welfare incentives that draw illegal immigrants into our country for the wrong reasons. America is and should be a welcoming beacon of hope and freedom to the rest of the world, and the legal process should be simple and straightforward for immigrants to come join in our society and be productive."
Source: Associated Press
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