Candidate Profile
Damian Daly

Democrat , South Carolina

Biography

Name
Damian Daly
Party
Democrat
Race
State Rep., Dist. 94
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Questionnaire

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.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Agree

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

No Answer

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

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Disagree

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.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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

Neutral

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.

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Agree

16. 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.

Neutral

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Neutral

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

They were totally against a monarchy and they did not want all the power being in the hands of one individual. They divided power by diffusing it into three branches of government the executive, legislative and judicial branch. They further divided power by providing checks and balances among the three branches. One more way of dividing power was through federalism, in which powers were given to state and local governments as well as the federal government.

19. 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, Voters, Congress, Media, Academia, Supreme Court, Industry, Professional Sports.

20. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

No.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your strength, all your mind, and all your soul. Love your neighbor as yourself.


Background

Education
  • The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, BA, 1986
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, MA, 2005
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, MS, 1996
Work & Military
  • Cheshire Police Department, Sergeant, 21
Affiliations
  • Cheshire Human Services Committee, Member
  • Summerville Little League, Manager
  • Summerville Sertom, Coach
  • Church of the Ephiphany, Parish Council Member
  • Church of the Epiphany, Religious Education Teacher
Offices
  • Human Services Committee, Held 3
 

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