Candidate Profile
Daniel J Elder

Republican , Missouri


Daniel J Elder
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

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Conservative Party Missouri, Republican Liberty Caucus

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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. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Disagree

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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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


10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

12. 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

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


14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

Our natural, inalienable rights as individuals. The Founders knew what was most important, and they did everything they could to create a government that would be limited in power and therefore less likely to infringe on those rights.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

National Defense – As a veteran, a Senior NCO in the Air Force, and a former Department of Defense contractor, I have some experience in this area. I am for bringing ALL of our overseas troops home to refocus our national defense on OUR nation and let other nations be responsible for their own military requirements. Education – Give parents options. Public education has failed urban communities. This is primarily due to poor public administration and lack of competition. I will fight to allow for a school voucher system which will drive innovation and bring success where we haven't seen any in decades. Tax Code – Give taxpayers options. I would fight to see the income tax abolished. I support swapping it for a national sales tax to make it less burdensome and more fair for everyone.

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

Abortion should not be in the purview of the federal government. Just as general murder is not a federal issue, but rather a state issue, the same should be for abortion. If abortion is viewed as murder by someone, they should not hold it in a different regard and at a different legal status than other forms of murder. Abortion, like most things, should be left to the States to determine how best to handle.

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.

None, the individual is the highest authority.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am happy with my place in the universe.


  • Hazelwood Central High School, Florissant, MO, Diploma, 2001
Work & Military
  • Missouri Air National Guard, Master Sergeant, 13
  • Civil Air Patrol, 1st Lieutenant, 10
  • St. Louis GOP Central Committee, Volunteer
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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