Candidate Profile
Mark Callahan

Republican , Oregon


Mark Callahan
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

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Oregon Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

Oregon Right To Life, National Right to Life Committee, State Senator Kim Thatcher, State Representative Mike Nearman, State Senator Alan Olsen

Selected Contributions


State Republican Party Organizations
National Right to Life Committee







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, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None, except when the life of the mother is at risk.

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

Stronger vetting, and limiting immigration from countries known to support radical Islamic terrorism.

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

America's Founders were directed by God, to prevent government tyranny by one branch or another over the other branches of government and/or the people the government is supposed to be serving.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. It was the best day of my life, in addition to the birth of my 2 daughters, that I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I attend an Assembly of God / Pentecostal based church on a regular basis.

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.

I am Pro-Life, and believe that life begins at conception. I believe in fiscal responsibility. I believe that government should be limited and live within it's means financially. In terms of immigration, I am on the board of Directors for Oregonians for Immigration Reform and believe that if a person is going to be in our country, they need to be here legally.

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

Based on the Free market, and free market principles. I support Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and being able to buy health insurance across state lines.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should play a very limited role. Government should only get involved when there is a market failure.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Tax reform that was recently signed into law was a good first step. I support making the individual tax cuts permanent. I also support additional reforms towards a flat tax system.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

I would sponsor and put forward legislation to reduce government regulations, so business can grow and hire more employees. As President Reagan once said, "the best social program is a job."

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security benefits should be based on and fully payable from the funds that a person puts into the fund. I would allow the individual contributing to their own Social Security benefits to have more control over how their benefits are invested thus allowing the individual to take more personal accountability and responsibility for their decisions and their money in their own Social Security benefits.

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

I am a troubleshooter and problem solver by trade and profession. I have been doing Information Technology and computer work for the past 18 years. I have the troubleshooter and problem solver mindset. Also, the Lord Jesus guides my heart in decision making, and goal setting in my daily life. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

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

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

Please visit my campaign website at:, for more information. Please like the campaign's Facebook page at: I humbly and respectfully ask for your vote. Thank you.


  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/MIS, 2000
  • The Computer Institute, Rockville, OR, Microsoft Certified Professional, 2001
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Clackamas County Republican Party, Precinct Committee Person 2017 – Present
  • Multnomah County Republican Party, Precinct Committee Person 2014 – 2017
  • Marion County Republican Party, Precinct Committee Person 2013 – 2014
  • National Rifle Association, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Rotary Intl', Eugene Delta Chapter, Fmr Member, Bulletin Editor & Paul Harris Fellow
  • Lane County Republican Party, Precinct Committee Person, 2011 – 2012
  • Eugene Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Eugene-Springfield Class Graduate
  • Greenwood Dist., Oregon Trail Council, Eugene, OR, Eagle Scout Board of Review Chair, 2008 - 2010
  • U.S. Senate, Sought 2016
  • U.S. Senate, Sought 2014

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