Candidate Profile
David Callahan

Republican , Georgia


David Callahan
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13

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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.


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

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.


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.


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, 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?

Only when the LIFE of the mother is in jeopardy.

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

Alter immigration laws to only allow legal entry for those who agree to abide by our laws and constitution. Heed the warning of those who see something and then say something. Change the culture of our FBI and CIA and Justice Department. Secure our borders.

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

Power corrupts. The belief in a government of, by, and for the people was a new concept. As the separations between the branches become blurred and the government bureaucracy becomes ever more powerful and unchecked the governed become pawns and slaves to the state.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe in the Holy Bible as a Good book for guidance even for those who are not Christians.

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?


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

I am a fiscal and social Conservative. I have some Libertarian views as there are many areas that the government does not to be involved in. I do not like the term Liberal for Socialists. We are all called to be liberal towards those in need. A Progressive or Socialist is liberal with other peoples' time, talents, and money.

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

Repeal the Affordable Care Act, which it is not. No Federal replacement is needed. Allow the states to be back in charge of their own health insurance but encourage coverage across state lines where it makes sense. Legislate Tort Reform for Medicaid programs. This would reduce the costs of Medicaid and draw more physicians towards the needy. Medicaid costs should not be passed to those who have private insurance.I would support a special tax to help pay for healthcare for the needy, ie a Hollywood Tax on Professional Entertainment.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

It should not be involved in Crony Capitalism. Low taxes on investment and capital gains.Exemptions to the Minimum Wage for the difficult to employ. As a teenager I worked as a movie theater usher which had an exemption from the minimum wage. Best employment education I could have ever asked for. Wore a tie to work, learned about customer service, working with crowds and keeping my cool. Marketing, and all the free popcorn and coca cola I could down during my 15 minute breaks.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

My preference would be a consumption tax but don't know how we will ever reach that. Make the tax breaks. Make the tax breaks in the current tax plan permanent.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Make it less attractive. Replace the Food Stamp Program with Food Box Program. Change the welfare system to promote family formation and responsible fatherhood.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Congress must pay interest on SS Trust Funds used in the past for other purposes. Deny early retirement if it causes the participant to fall below the poverty line. Drastically reduce fraudulent Social Security Disability Claims. Provide additional incentives for seasoned citizens to remain productive and delay taking benefits.

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

Having raised children with the help of my former wife. Ministry and involvement in my community. Living in the more needy area of the district which I hope to represent. Having the discipline to not live beyond my means. Recognizing that it's a lot easier to get hired by a rich person than a poor person.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 404-300-3333

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

I consider that my life experiences and my personal study of history and culture prepare me to make a significant contribution to our nation in the US Congress.


  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, BS, 1977
Work & Military
  • Enterprise Leasing, Driver, 3
  • RR Donnelley, Project Manager, 12
  • Williams Printing Co, Shift Manager, 3
  • Bill Glass Behind The Walls, Promotion & Volunteer
  • Restoring Your Heart WDA, Facilitator
  • Blue Springs Homeowners Assoc, Secretary & Treasurer
  • First Christian Church, Mableton, GA, Deacon & Treasurer
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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