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Donald Sedgwick

Republican , California


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Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Some extreme circumstances, like rape and incest.


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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Make it solvent again.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

The problem is so far out of control that everything needs to be revisited to maximize efficiency. That doesn't mean everything needs to be cut, but we need to spend our money wisely--there's no other way to rein in the nearly $1 trillion deficit.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

I think taxpayer funds should go to paying off the national debt first.

Religious Liberty

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The government shouldn't place limitations on established religions, but the government should not force religion on others. Having said that, I think Prayer is an appropriate way to start Congressional sessions and other government functions.


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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Less government intrusion. Protection of the private market. Increased competition. Some regulations that protect consumers.

National Security

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


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

A mix of diplomacy and military might. There should be a balance between destroying terrorists and terrorist groups and being mindful of not entering into new, costly wars.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Anyone who is not a criminal or is not known to harbor/promote anti-American sentiment should be eligible for citizenship, though I support annual caps and various programs based on skills/education, etc.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My faith guides my life.


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've been an elected official for a long time, feel free to check the record.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


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

(Did not answer)

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I strongly believe in the right of the Second Amendment.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

I will be focused on security, which includes border security and a hard stance against criminals, fiscal responsibility and economic opportunity. I would also like to introduce an education bill permitting federal opt out program, which would protect parental rights to have ultimate say over what their children are taught (or not taught) in public schools).

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Racism as an institution is entirely corrosive to society and is not something I support or tolerate.


  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, BA, 1989
Work & Military
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  • Laguna Hills City Council
  • Saddleback Valley USD, Held 18
  • Congress, CA45, Sought 2020

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