Candidate Profile
Shireen Ghorbani

Democrat , Utah

Biography

Name
Shireen Ghorbani
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
Links
           

Panel Rating

Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Liberals

6
National Iranian American Council, People for Bernie, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, Sierra Club, Utah AFL-CIO, Utah Stonewall Democrats

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Dakota Prairie PAC

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

No Answer

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

No Answer

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

No Answer

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

No Answer

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

No Answer

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

No Answer

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

No Answer

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

No Answer

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

No Answer

I support the death penalty.

No Answer

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

No Answer

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

No Answer

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

No Answer

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

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

Healthcare access and affordability is the reason I am in this race. In 2016, I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer. I saw up close and personal how a family can lose everything with one diagnosis. Utah needs a representative who will protect Medicare and Medicaid and work every day for affordable access to healthcare for every American. I would vote each and every time for affordability and access to healthcare. I want Medicare and Medicaid to be able to negotiate drug prices like the VA can, and let's ensure that people can get preventative care under their plans which helps people be healthier and saves money. I will work across the aisle on a health care solution for every American--not vote to take away people’s choices. Medicare for All is one pathway towards affordable healthcare, as is the State Based Universal Health Care Act clearing the way for states to offer coverage. It is a moral obligation to leave no patient without care. Every person deserves to live with care.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

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What changes should be made to the tax code?

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What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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

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

Voters can reach out at shireen@shireen2018.com and 801-382-7293 with any questions!

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

I am ready to represent all Utahns -- I am not accepting any corporate PAC dollars so that the voices of all of my constituents can be heard, not just those who can write the biggest checks.


Background

Education
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, B.A., 2004
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, M.A., 2009
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, MPhil, 2016
Work & Military
  • University of Utah, Facilities, Associate Director, Communication & Org. Develop., 5
  • University of Utah, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 4
  • University of Nebraska, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2
  • Peace Corps, Community & Organizational Development Specialist, 2
Affiliations
  • Rape Recovery Center, Salt Lake City, Board Chair
  • Women’s Center, University of Utah, Advisory Board Member
  • Voices of Hope, Crisis Line Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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