Candidate Profile
David Bender

Republican , West Virginia


David Bender
State Rep., Dist. 16

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Conservative Organizations

Citizens Defense League WV (WVCDL), 2013:  A




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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

The fear of tyranny caused our founders to create a clear separation of powers and create a Constitution which limits government. Our Constitution was intended to be a foundation on which to build the nation, not a living document which can be interpreted for political gain.

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Congress/Supreme Court. I believe the Constitution establishes the Congress and Supreme Court as equals.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Baptist, as such I believe that Christ is the son of God and he died for our sins and rose again. My belief in God and Christ inspires my belief that all Men are guaranteed certain rights that are not the gifts of government, but a right from God. The Bible is very clear that we as humans are all equal in the eyes of God, as such our government should operate within a way consistent with that viewpoint. I believe in special privilege for none and freedom for all.


  • Nitro High School, Nitro, WV, High School, 2012
  • Marshall University, Huntington, WV, In Progress, 2016
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • National Association of Gun Rights, Member
  • WV Federation of College Republicans, Secretary
  • Young Americans for Freedom, Marshall, Former Chairman
  • Young Americans for Liberty, Member
  • Campaign for Liberty, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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