Candidate Profile
Danny Tarkanian

Republican , Nevada


Danny Tarkanian
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations





Freedom Works PAC, John Bolton PAC, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
60 Plus Association, Acton PAC, American Principles, Andrew Harris, Associated Builders and Contractors, Austin Scott and 97 more







Other Information

Signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer's Pledge


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.


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 Disagree

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.


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.


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.

1.God 2.Constitution 3.The Constitutional judiciary and Congress are co-equal branches, but the Supreme Court speaks for the Constitution in evaluating legislation.The unelected Supreme Court has recently and with alarming freq-

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should only be allowed to save the life of the mother.

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

We are endowed by our Creator with unalienable “natural” rights, among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Government derives from the consent of the governed, therefore the Constitution is an enumerated powers document, with limits, checks and balances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I have given my life to the Lord.

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 would actually call myself a “Constitutional Conservative.” In my political life as a candidate and as a speaker and talk radio commentator, I have spoken in support of strong conservative principles rooted in the Constitution and limited government. I am doing the same in this campaign. I believe the voters will recognize that we need to elect new leaders to Restore the American Dream.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you., 702-785-8228

Additional comment from candidate:

On question 17 I was asked to agree or disagree with a statement about government's role in marriage. Here is my position: As a matter of my faith, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. However I believe that marriage should remain a question of faith and I would propose that government get out of the marriage-defining business. As Rand Paul says: 'I’ve often said I don’t want my guns or my marriage registered in Washington.' America is at a crossroads. Politicians from both parties have let us down, and we need to elect new, principled leaders who will be responsive to the Constitution and to those who elected them. I am running for Congress to be a public servant for the people of Southern Nevada where I have lived for 36 years, have raised my family and have founded two charities that serve local youth. I would be honored to have your vote and support.


  • UNLV, Las Vegas, Business, 1984
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, Juris Doctorate, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Hope for Prisoners, Board
  • Focus Fatherless Boys, Board
  • Tark Toy Drive, Board/Founder
  • Tarkanian Basketball Academy, President/Founder
  • Sound Foundation, Tutor for hearing impaired
  • Bridge Counseling Ass., Board
  • State Senate, Sought 2004
  • Secretary of State, Sought 2006

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