Candidate Profile
Dawn Keefer

Republican , Pennsylvania


Dawn Keefer
State Rep., Dist. 92

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity PA (AFP PA), 2017-18:  A+




Reported by Candidate

Cumberland County Republican Committeee, PA FOP, PA Pro-Life Federation

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Patricia Vance
Jerry Knowles, Kerry Benninghoff, Mario Scavello, Mike Regan, Patricia Vance, Scott Hutchinson and 4 more


Julie Harhart







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.

Strongly Agree

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


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


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.


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

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

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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


Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


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

The sinful nature of mankind.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins and that through him I will receive eternal life. The grace of God is amazing and a gift we'll never truly comprehend. Marriage is a sacrament created by God for the union of one man and one woman to foster any children they might conceive. Marriage is the foundation of the family and States, understanding families to be the basic unit of society, assumed a role of regulating marriage. Ironically, the state's impetus for regulating marriage, is now exactly what they are deconstructing, to the moral demise of our country. Government's overreach into our communities with entitlements, programs and services, has created a disconnect and divide among citizens and perpetuates an even greater role for Government to play. Community organizations and churches - NOT government - will be the ones to take care of our most vulnerable, not the government.

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.

Please review my voting record; it speaks for itself.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Ween people off of entitlements. There are too many employers seeking employees for there to be any significant unemployment statistics. If people want, and are willing, to work, there jobs!

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

Allow health care providers the ability to practice to the full scope of their license. Create a true free market for insurance that is able to offers products and services anywhere in the country. Rein in unreasonable and burdensome regulations. All government has done with healthcare is to create protected healthcare and insurance monopolies; making it next to impossible for doctors to practice independently.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!! Government is NOT the answer. PA's tax structure for business is ridiculous at almost 10% in corporate taxes. The regulatory gauntlet businesses must navigate is almost impossible and hurts small businesses most. Further the ever-increasing licensing of professions does little to nothing in terms of public safety or consumer protection and create far more damage than any positive returns.

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

Government is of the people and by the people, that is what our framers intended, so anyone with basic criteria can serve. I have a bachelors degree in government and politics. I worked with a firm providing public relations services that required the establishment of relationships with local government officials throughout the Commonwealth, which provided an expansive view of challenges and issues in PA. I served as the chief of staff to and former state representative for 8 years. I owned and operated a consulting firm that provided public relations and grass roots strategy services for trade associations and campaigns throughout PA. Last, I've have been, and continue to be, very active in my community, serving many different roles.

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

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



  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, BA, 1995
  • Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Hemlock Council, Golf Outing Committee
  • Carlisle Senior Housing Authority, Board Member
  • Dillsburg Area Soccer Club, Board Member
  • Monaghan Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • St. Joseph JV Boys Track, Coach
  • Upwards Soccer, Coach
  • Youth Impact Project, Tent Leader
  • Gettysburg College, Chi Omega, Advisor - 15 years
  • Republican Committee Woman, Held 10

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