Candidate Profile
Daniel R. Donaldson

Republican , Kansas


Panel Rating

(Conditional) Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Senator Eric Rucker


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.

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?

Reduce spending of all departments by 10%.

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.

No Answer   

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?

That it should read "separation of State from Church."


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?

Do away with the middle man Insurance Companies. Each person or family can purchase coverage thru a hospital of their choice and said coverage can be purchased from any hospital in America (for competive rates)

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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?

Anyone who has something to offer the United States should be allowed as soon as they have passed all entry requirements.


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 believe in the Trinty! I believe that all persons are created equal and have the right to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness.


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.

Numerous postings on Face Book! My website - Dan4District52

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

24 Years Military Service 50 years + Retail Business Owner Graduate Nazarene Bible College

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?

That I am extremlly conservitive. I enjoy working out solutions to problems (we have many) by thinking outside of the box! I joined the U.S. Navy knowing that I would be serving our Nations people! I became a Pastor to serve God and His people! I believe that man can have many seasons in life and so I now desire to serve the people of Kansas by joining our Kansas Government. I ask for your vote in August, and then again in November, that I might serve you as your Representative! Thank yoy

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?


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

None other then an age limit!

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?

Legislation outlawing the murder of the unborn Legislation to lower taxes Legislation to regulate PayDay Loan Companys

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

It is! If all people cannot appreciate the fact that our Creator is the Creator of all humans then our Nation will, over time, impl0de


  • Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, BAM, 2008
  • Gemoloical Instatute of America, Carlbad,CA, CGA, 1985
  • American Gem Society, Las Vages, GIA, 1975
Work & Military
  • USN-R, YN2, 24
  • Topeka Metro Optimist Club, President
  • Ordained Pastor, Church of the Nazarrene
  • Parents of Deat & Hard of Hearing, Past Chairman 501 School District
  • Topeka Optimist Club, President
  • KCDHH, Govanor Appointed
  • Masonic Lodge, Pastor Master
  • Scotish Rite, Mamber
  • Shrine, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

Get Reminders

From important news to voting dates and reminders, iVoterGuide equips you to make an impact and a real difference in every election.
Join Now