Candidate Profile
Dave Leroy

Republican , Idaho

Biography

Name
Dave Leroy
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
American Conservative Union PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Jim Risch, State Republican Party Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

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.

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.

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."

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:

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?

IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE DISCOURAGED, NEVER FUNDED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS,PERMITTED ONLY IF PERFORMED BEFORE VIABILITY IN THE LIMITED INSTANCE OF RAPE, INCEST AND LIFE THREAT TO THE MOTHER AND CRIMINALIZED FOR THIRD PARTIES UPON THE ATTAINMENT OF PAIN CAPABILITY OF THE FETUS.

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

HAVE CONGRESS REVIEW ALL EXISTING MILITARY EFFORTS,DECLARE WAR, IF APPROPRIATE, AND ESTABLISH SPECIFIC GOALS AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR BOTH OVERSEAS TARGETS AND DOMESTIC SECURITY EFFORTS, COORDINATING AND BUILDING COALITIONS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AND AMERICAN STATES AND LOCAL POLICE.

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

THE HISTORIC ABUSE AND DEMONSTRATED ACTIONS OF GOVERNING KINGS AND MAJORITIES ENSLAVING MINORITIES AND ABUSING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS MOTIVATED OUR FOUNDERS.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I AM A CHRISTIAN WHO BELIEVES THAT GOD, PROPERLY CONSULTED, DIRECTS THE AFFAIRS OF MAN FOR THE GOOD OF ALL. I ATTEND CHURCH REGULARLY WITH MY WIFE, RAISED MY CHILDREN WITH CHRISTIAN VALUES, CONSULT SCRIPTURE AND PRAY DAILY.

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?

Conservative

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

I AM ENDORSED BY THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOR THIS PRIMARY RACE. SEE ALSO MY RECORD IN OFFICE AS ADA COUNTY PROSECUTOR IN BOISE, IDAHO AND IN THE STATE OFFICES LISTED ABOVE AND AS DESCRIBED IN ANSWERS 35 AND 37 BELOW.

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

I BELIEVE THAT THE FREE MARKET IS THE BEST PROCESS TO OBTAIN A MAXIMUM OF BOTH LOW COST, SPECIFIC-FOCUS INSURANCE COVERAGE AND AFFORDABLE MEDICAL SERVICES, WITH THE STATES DESIGNING AND OFFERING HIGH RISK POOLS FOR THOSE PERSONS UNABLE TO OBTAIN OR OTHERWISE FUND THE SAME. WE SHOULD PROMOTE REGULAR AND FREQUENT PRIMARY PHYSICIAN CONSULTATIONS AND PREVENTATIVE CARE TO REPLACE MORE EXPENSIVE EMERGENCY ROOM TRIPS AND HOSPITAL STAYS.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

SETTING SOUND PRO-BUSINESS POLICIES, LIMITING THE SIZE AND COST OF GOVERNMENT AND LETTING THE ENGINES OF THE FREE MARKET AND INDIVIDUAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DRIVE GROWTH.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

GROSSLY SIMPLIFY THE TEXT AND CONCEPTS TO NEGATE THE COSTS OF COMPLIANCE AND EXCESSIVE REGULATION AND MINIMIZE THE RATES TO THAT POINT WHICH MAXIMIZES AND ENCOURAGES BOTH ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REVENUE COLLECTIONS.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

SEE ANSWER 31 ABOVE.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I WOULD IMMEDIATELY ADJUST UPWARD THE ELIGIBILITY AGES OF FUTURE INCOMING BENEFICIARIES CONSISTENT WITH INCREASING LIFE EXPECTANCIES AND WORKING LIVES AND MEANS TEST THEIR PAYMENT LEVELS SO THAT THE FUND BECOMES AND REMAINS ACTUARIALLY SOUND FOR ALL.

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

SEE THE ENTRIES ABOVE. I ALSO RAN A SMALL FEDERAL AGENCY, THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR WASTE NEGOTIATOR, FROM 1991 TO 1994. I HAVE TESTIFIED FREQUENTLY BEFORE CONGRESS ON VARIOUS ISSUES, APPEARED THREE TIMES BEFORE THE U S SUPREME COURT AND CHAIRED A NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES STUDY FOR THREE YEARS ON LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY. I AM AN ABRAHAM LINCOLN BOOK AUTHOR AND FREQUENT SPEAKER ON LINCOLN TOPICS, INCLUDING "WHAT WOULD ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAY TO DONALD TRUMP?" FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS, I HAVE BEEN "CITIZEN DAVE" LIVING UNDER THE LAWS AND IN THE NATION WHICH I WOULD PROPOSE TO IMPROVE, IF I AM ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

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

dave@dleroy.com 208-342-0000

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

AS A CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE, I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR VOTES AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO BRING ABOUT NEEDED CHANGE IN AMERICA, MOVING US BACK TOWARD LIMITED GOVERNMENT, A BALANCED BUDGET, TRADITIONAL VALUES, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE RULE OF LAW. IN LIBERTY, DAVE LEROY


Background

Education
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, MOSCOW, B.S. BUS, 1969
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, MOSCOW, JURIS DR, 1971
  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK CITY, L. L. M., 1972
Work & Military
  • IDAHO STATE BAR, ATTORNEY, 1971 TO DATE
  • NEW YORK BAR ASSN, ATTORNEY, 1972-1975
Affiliations
  • FOUNDATION FOR ID HISTORY, FOUNDER, DIRECTOR
  • U S LINCOLN BICENT. COMMISSION, CHAIRMAN, GOV'S CAUCUS
  • NATIONAL RIFLE ASSN, MEMBER
  • IDAHO LINCOLN BICENT. COMMISS., CHAIRMAN
  • IDAHO REPUBLICAN PARTY, MEMBER, PARLIAMENTARIAN
  • NATIONAL ATTY GENERALS ASSN, MEMBER, COMM. CHAIR
  • NATIONAL REPUB LT GOVS ASSN, FOUNDER, MEMBER, CHAIR
  • U S ELECTORAL COLLEGE, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR
Offices
  • IDAHO ATTY GENERAL, Held 1978-1982
  • IDAHO LT. GOVERNOR, Held 1982-1986
  • GOVERNOR OF IDAHO, Sought 1986
  • U S CONGRESS, Sought 1994
 

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