Candidate Profile
Bill DeSteph

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Bill DeSteph
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 8
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Family Foundation VA, 2015:  94%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  73%, 78%

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2015:  67%, 60%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2014-15:  0%, 0%

30%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

5
Frank Wagner, Jeff McWaters, Republican Professionals Network of Virginia, Scott Rigell, Virginia Beach Professional Firefighters Association

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
14
Barbara Comstock, Dominion Leadership Trust, Eric Cantor, George Allen, Jeb Bush, Jim Gilmore and 8 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Conservative Leadership Fund (Forbes), Mark Obenshain, National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

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

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

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

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4. There are times when American judges should alter U.S. case law in order to comply with foreign case law.

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5. 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.

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6. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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7. Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

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8. The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

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

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

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

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

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13. Capital punishment should not be allowed for any reason.

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

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15. Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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16. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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17. E-mail address for voters to reach you (for publication)

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Background

Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD, BS, 1994
Work & Military
  • United States Navy, Special Intelligence Warfare Officer, 1992-2004
Affiliations
  • Virginia Beach City Council, Councilman
  • Boy Scouts of America Tidewater Council, Board Member
  • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Board Member
  • Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads, Board Member
  • Law Enforcement United, Member
  • Naval Special Warfare Foundation, Member
  • Secure Commonwealth Panel, Member
  • Tidewater Builders Association, Member
Offices
  • Virginia House of Delegates, Held 2014-
  • Virginia Beach City Council, Held 2006-2013
 

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