Candidate Profile
Dan Gasaway

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Dan Gasaway
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 50
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business GA (NFIB - GA), 2018:  100%

100%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Ed Lindsey (2014), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Nathan Deal (200 ), State Republican Party Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
22
Alan Powell (2014), American Federation For Children (2018), Bert Reeves (2018), Butch Miller (2018), Dave Belton (2018), David Ralston (2020) and 16 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2018), League Of Conservation Voters (2018)

Summary

8%

LIBERAL

92%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

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

No Answer   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

The Georgia state budget must be balanced every year.


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   

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   

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.

Yes   

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

It means that we should not have a "state" church. In other words, no specific church should be sanctioned by the state as "the church" or "the denomination."


Healthcare

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

No Answer   

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

(Did not answer)


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

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   

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.

No Answer   

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

Anyone who is willing to follow the legal process. Follow the law.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

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 have been endorsed by every major pro-life group in Georgia in multiple previous elections. I have been endorsed by every major pro-2nd amendment organization in multiple previous elections.

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

I have six years experience as a Georgia state representative.

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

No

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

NO


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer   

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

None


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Election Integrity, tax reform, secure property rights for farmers

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

No


Background

Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, BS, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Presbyterian Church USA, Elder
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2013-2018
 

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