Candidate Profile
Delano Scaife

Republican , Indiana


Delano Scaife
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

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ActBlue (2018)
Pete Visclosky (2018)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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?



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


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


How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Support and create initiative programs that grows the workforce to get more taxable contributors into the Social Security revenue pool. Also, put in place controls that cracks down on Social Security fraud from violators.

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

I would reduce the healthcare and welfare expenditure portions to balance the budget.

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


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 distinction between the religious institution and the nation state as separate entities to create a space for the protection of religious freedom.


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


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

I would reform the current healthcare act to make healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all.

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?

Better screening of abroad visitors, reject terrorist suspects in questioning, deport immigrants in violation and reduce Visas from Islamic terrorists states.


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.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.


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.


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


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

Anyone who is qualified under the current immigration laws.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



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


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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus is my Lord and Savoir, we are placed on this earth to do God's will. We have to remain humble, help others, and minister to others when God place his Spirit upon us to deliver His Word to the ones that He intended us to minister to. Everything I do in life, God guides my path. I am not worthy of His Favor, but God's cause is greater than any other cause. Being obedient to God gives us 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?


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

Anything that is neutral I would disagree with, but there is a gray area that could be an opportunity to benefit the people. Each issue could be situational and deserves a thorough review and research before making a decision.

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?

I will bring Northwest Indiana to its fullest potential. My goals are to strengthen NWI’s economy to ensure more opportunities, promote a better quality of living, and eradicate generational poverty caused by the lack of opportunities.

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 support the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution for all law-abiding Americans. Due to the heinous acts of others; having effective screenings, background checks, enforcing harsher penalties for straw purchasers and gun traffickers, and drafting sensible legislature to protect the public from terrorists will aid to make a safer America.

Other Important Issues

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


I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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


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?

Fair Trade legislation, religious protection legislation, and tax reform legislation.

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

Racism is a threat to domestic security in the United States. Racial radical groups can impede on people's civil rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.


  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL, Master's, 2018
  • Purdue University, Hammond, IN, Bachelor's, 2016
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • F.O.P. Association Chris Anton Lodge #125, Member
  • Planted Seed Ministries, President
  • Lake County Young Dems, Chairman/Vice Chairman
  • The Share Group, Vice President
  • Lake County Right to Life, Board Member
  • Working Families United for Traditional Values, Treasurer
  • State Representative, Sought 2018

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