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Troy Downing

Republican , Montana


Troy Downing
U.S. Senator

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Dan Quayle

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Vice President Dan Quayle, Rob O'Niel, Former Navy SEAL, Rep. Jimmy Patelis, HD52, Rep. Frank Fleming HD51

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

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

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Secure borders, modernize our military, support our allies in the middle east, support Israel, maintain a presence in places that incubate terrorists, create counter-narratives to thwart the radicalization of extremists.

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

Personal Ambition.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God has a purpose for all of us. We are all his children. We must strive to follow the path he has set out for us. Ultimately, we will be judged by our actions and inactions in this life.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

By fixing the problems that cause our health "care" to be bloated and expensive rather than trying to insure a broken system and force Americans to sign up for it. We need to look at the pressure points in healthcare pricing and affordability rather and mandating insurance. We need to reform hospital billing practices, liability claims (tort reform), pharmaceutical pricing, and greatly reduce, if not remove, the huge bureaucracy that has come between the patient/doctor relationship. Once we address these issues of expense, allow Americans to make their own choices and allow the insurers to compete in the free market.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of our way. Over-regulation, over-taxation, an over-complicated tax code, and over-control are in direct conflict with thriving business. If business thrives, our economy thrives. If our economy thrives, our we all thrive.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Simplification and reduction.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Allow business to thrive through less regulation, lower taxes, and a less complicated tax code.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Protect the fund. Don't allow it to be borrowed, pledged, or used for anything other than servicing its beneficiaries. In order for it to continue to support those drawing from it, we must continue to broaden the base and support growing businesses, improve our economy, and continue to create jobs.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have broad experience in many industries. I have been a research scientist, a teacher, a software engineer, an entrepreneur, a job creator, a mentor, and an executive in multiple industries from Technology, to commercial real estate, investment banking, and insurance. I am also a warrior. I enlisted in a Combat Search and Rescue Squadron in response to the terrorist acts of 9/11. I had a strong, personal need to give back to this nation that allowed me to create my American Dream for my family. I was sent to war twice, both times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. i am a businessman and a combat veteran. I know how to solve problems and I know how to fight.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 406-251-1553

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I was an unplanned pregnancy. 51 years later, I thank God every day for allowing me to be here and I thank my mother for choosing life. God has a plan for all of us, and none of us has the right to thwart that plan.


  • New York University, New York, 1995
Work & Military
  • US Air Force / Air National Guard, CSAR FE, SSGT, E5, 2001-2009
  • Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation, Donor, Advisory Board member, Volunteer
  • Charity Storage, Board Member, Donor
  • Veterati, Advisor, Mentor
  • Grace Bible Church, Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • Safari Club International, Life Member
  • American Legion, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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