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Clair "Van" Van Steenwyk

Republican , Arizona


Clair "Van" Van Steenwyk
U.S. Senator

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

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 Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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 Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


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,

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only if the Lives of both the Mother & Child are at risk and then decision must be made by Husband & Wife if married or hopefully the Father if there and if a minor then the Parents/Guardian of minor child with the Childs imput.

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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.


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

Very Conservative

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

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. / 623-322-9979

Additional comment from candidate:

I'm seeking office to serve the country that's given me so many opportunities and believe at this stage of my life I have the Life Skills and Spine it will take to stand up to the Establishment, as have no plan now or in the future to make this a career. God Bless You All; Van


  • Bellflower High School, Bellflowwer, HS, 65
  • Cerritos Jr. College, Norwalk
Work & Military
  • La Tapatia Mexican Foods, Sales Mgr., 5
  • Mesa Food Co., Ex. VP of Sales, 5
  • Argas' Mexican Food Co., Division Sales Mgr., 5
  • Sonshine Property Mgmt., Owner Operator, 24
  • Sonshine Ministries, Director / Volunteer
  • GOP, PC / State Committee/ Delegate
  • US Senate, Sought 2012
  • US House, Sought 2014

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