Candidate Profile
Joe Grandanette

Republican , Iowa


Joe Grandanette
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative


Reported by Candidate

myself and all of my family and friends

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
National Federation of Independent Business, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations







Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Agree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

when the life of the mother is in danger

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

Mankind makes mistakes. We are humans. We are ever evolving as a Country. The Constitution is a document that does not change. This is why we as a country should follow the Constitution. The answers are there for us.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a baptized Catholic and practicing Catholic. I believe in the Catholic doctrine.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I am a conservative on social issues and fiscal issues. Your either a conservative moderate or liberal. What does very or somewhat mean to a position on issues. So I say I am a conservative. I am not a moderate and I am not a liberal.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 515 710 0798

Additional comment from candidate:

It was a pleasure to fill out this questionnaire thanks Joe Grandanette Mr. G the common man whom you can Trust to tell the Truth. I will go to Washington to tell the TRUTH



  • Drake University, Des Moines, Bacherlors, 1987

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)


  • Society of Italian Americans, member
  • Knights of Columbus, member
  • Professional Educators of Iowa, member
  • Hibernians, member
  • Des Moines Umpire Assoicaition, former member
  • School Board Member, former member
  • Park and Recreation member, former member
  • Elks, former member


  • State Representative, Sought 2004
  • Polk County Supervisor, Sought 2002

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