Candidate Profile
Don Stapley

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Don Stapley
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

5
Jack Sellers, Vice Mayor of Chandler, Paul Peterson, Maricopa County Assessor, Kevin Thompson, Mesa City Council, Dave Richins, Mesa City Council, Martin Sepulveda, former Chandler City Council

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Jeff Flake, John Sidney McCain, Kirk Adams, State Republican Party Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

Disagree

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in circumstances of threat to the life of the mother or in the cases of rape and incest.

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

Info@stapleyforcongress.com 480-270-4953

Additional comment from candidate:

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • BYU, Provo, UT, BA, Political Science, 1973
Work & Military
  • LDS Church, Missionary, 1969-1971
  • Real Estate Broker, 1988-Present
  • Pistol Pete's Pizza, Owner, 1982-1994
Affiliations
  • Mesa Education Foundation, Co-Founder, Vice Chair
  • Mesa-Baseline Rotary Club, President
  • Mesa Eastern Little League, Coach
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master
  • John Volken Academy, Chairman of the Board
  • Maricopa County Board of Adjustments, Chairman
  • LDS Church, Regional Public Affairs Council
Offices
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Held 1994-2013
 

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