Candidate Profile
Edward L. Van Deventer Jr.

Republican , Missouri


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Amy Poelker, Shelli Mason, Shehzad Kahn


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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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.


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:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To save the life of the Mother.

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

Do not give financial support to any government that does not attempt to eliminate radical Islamic terrorism. To assist the governments that need assistance with arms but not with our troops being put in harms way.

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

Their personal experiences and the belief in the Christian Bible.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Do unto others as you wish for them to do to you.

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.

None of my companies ever borrowed money nor did they or i file for bankruptcy.

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

Their are some private doctor practices that seem to work and would work for society as a whole.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Eliminate some rules / regulation, do not double tax some companies, eliminate most of Dode Frank.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

A Flat tax has some promise.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Companies to be given tax credits for having on site job training. Also number 30,31 & 32 above.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Retire a year later than is now required.

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

Being married for more that 50 years and my companies were always solvent and did not take government assistance of any type.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:, 314-488-3318

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

when i make a commitment i keep my commitment. The voters will always know my position.


  • Mercy High School, University City, 4 year, 1959
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