Candidate Profile
Dan Goddard

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Dan Goddard
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 15
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Moderate Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Kansas Policy Institute Freedom Index, 2020:  78%
Americans for Prosperity KS (AFP-KS), 2019-20:  B
American Conservative Union KS (ACU-KS), 2019:  73%, 58% (cum.)
National Federation of Independent Business KS (NFIB KS), 2018:  57%
Kansas Policy Institute Lifetime Freedom Index, 2018:  30% (cum.)

60%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Mainstream Coalition, 2019:  50%, 63% (cum.)

63%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

2
Kansans for Life PAC, *National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

4
*Kansas Chamber PAC, *Kansas Farm Bureau, *Kansas Livestock Association PAC, *Wichita Regional Chamber PAC

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only for rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother


Economy

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   

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

I believe any spending promoting dependency on the government should be limited in scope and time. Get rid of the PORK!!


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?

The right to worship as one chooses without intrusion from the government or other organizations. The state should not mandate programs such as free contraception.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

If medicaid expansion were to occur in Kansas, no taxpayer dollars should be used to support abortion, there needs to be a work requirement/training requirement, medicaid participants should pay an insurance premium, and mandatory drug testing.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Only those people who participate in a legal immigration system, period.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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.

There is one God, the creator of all things. I believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.


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.

My voting record in the Kansas Senate

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

City Commissioner, Parsons, KS Budget responsibility for an 800 person military organization Approximately 20 years economic development activity at closed military bases Service on the kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee, Assessment and Taxation Committee, Vice Chair of Transportation Committee, Senate Select Committee on Education Funding, and Chair of Joint Committee on Kansas Security.

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?

My one goal as a State Senator is to serve the people of my district. I may not always make decisions people will like but they will be the RIGHT thing to do.


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?

Yes   

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

None

iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate received an A rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/kansas/


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Passage of the Value Them Both Amendment to the Kansas Constitution Fair, equitable, and transparent tax policy Reducing State spending and not raising taxes

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

In light of the recent demonstration I believe racism does exist in certain segments, but violence is not the answer. I am an advocate of strong policing and support our men and women of law enforcement and all those who serve the public safety and emergency response.


Background

Education
  • Troy State University, Troy, AL, MS, 1981
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, BA, 1969
Work & Military
  • USAF, Colonel, 24
Affiliations
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • Kansans for Life
  • National Rifle Association
  • Kansas State Rifle Association
  • Military Officers Association
  • Benevolent Order of Elks
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles
Offices
  • City Commissioner, Held 2013-2015
 

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