Candidate Profile
Dan McConchie

Republican , Illinois


Dan McConchie
State Senator, Dist. 26

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon



Eagle Forum PAC, Family-PAC, Illinois Citizens for Ethics PAC, Illinois Family Action, Illinois Federation for Right to Life, Illinois Gun Owners and 2 more

Reported by Candidate

Illinois Citizens for Life, Illinois Federation for the Right to Life PAC, Lake County Life PAC, Senator Dan Duffy, Representative Tom Morrison, Representative Peter Breen

Selected Contributions


Scott Walker, State Republican Party Organizations, Ted Cruz
Donald Moffitt, Eagle Forum, Illinois Citizens for Life, Kyle McCarter, Mark Batinick, Peter Breen







Other Information

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide:


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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

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

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.


Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

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


Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

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


Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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


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

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


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

Strongly Agree

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

The fallen nature of humanity

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 Voters Constitution The three coequal branches of government - Congress, President, and the Judiciary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If the life of the mother is at stake.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an evangelical Christian who believes in the Triune God as revealed in the Bible. I believe that God the Father send His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die for our sins. I believe that he was resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now sits at God's right hand. I believe that the Holy Spirit was sent to indwell and empower those who place their faith in Christ. I believe that every human being bears the image of God and has innate worth and dignity that demands respect and protection.

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 have served in the conservative movement for 20 years working at Americans United for Life and The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. My work has primarily been in helping enact hundreds of new laws across the country.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 847-796-0395

Additional comment from candidate:

#17 - There should be some established standards against which to measure student performance, but current Common Core standards are a problematic federal overreach.


  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, MA Christian Thought, 1998
  • Central Bible College, Springfield, MO, BA Bible, 1995
Work & Military
  • Army National Guard, Sergeant - Infantry/Military Police, 1989-1998
  • Americans United for Life, Vice President of Government Affairs
  • Informed Choices Pregnancy & Parenting, Member, Board of Directors
  • The Fund for American Studies, Member, Board of Regents
  • The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, Director of Public Relations & Public Policy
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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