Candidate Profile
Shane Dinkel

Republican , Oregon


Shane Dinkel
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

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Per OR Abigail Adams' survey Dinkel supports universal open carry. Opposes development of 5G by government or private investors.


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 to save the life of the mother.


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?

Congress broke the system when they robbed the SS Trust Fund. Asking me or any one else to "guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations" is like asking a mechanic to guarantee a car will run 500K miles with no oil in the engine.

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

Aid to countries who hate what we stand for. Planned Parenthood and all other entitlements that promote death,laziness, and Communist indoctrination.

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

Under no circumstance.

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?

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The Constitution says nothing about protecting the state from the wisdom of people of faith. Don't believe me, walk into the Supreme Court and read what is written on the walls of the Chamber.


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?

I would allow Doctors to advertise for theirs services to include price breakdowns. Hospitals would be required to post price lists for all their services. We have the best Doctors and nurses in the world. The only way to keep the quality and lower the cost is competition NOT universal health care.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Deny the immigration of Muslims to the United States. Keep Sharia Law out of our court system. Destroy Terrorist bases and stop aiding ANY and ALL countries that support Islamic terrorism


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?

All who are healthy,literate in English, and willing to support and defend our Constitution.


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 that God Created the all life. That Man/Woman were created perfect but thru their wrong choice, Sin and Death entered the world. That God gave the land of Palestine to Moses and his Nation (Israel). That Jesus was born of a virgin and God was His Father. On the Cross Jesus paid for all of our sins that lead to Death and ALL people who accept his gift of Life will never be destroyed by Death. Our Constitution was written mostly by men who believed these things and that is why our Nation functions better than any other in history.


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.

CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT: 12 years is long enough for any job including Congress. 6 terms as a Rep, or 2 as a Senator, or any combination equaling 12 years. Pay for a Rep should equal that of an E-8, Senators 0-5, WITH NO PENSION!VETERANS AFFAIRS: If elected I won't have a Veterans Rep. working for me. I will have a special phone line that will go directly to me. I will personally handle Congressional Inquiries MYSELF.2ND AMENDMENT: During the time that the Constitution was written, there existed deadly weapons that had nothing to do with hunting: hand grenades, grenade launchers, pistols, and blunderbuss'. NONE of these weapons were restricted by the Founding Fathers when they wrote the Constitution. I WILL SAY NO TO SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, AND SHARIA LAW! I've been to East Germany and Iraq. I have seen with my own eyes the total destruction caused by these evil ideologies. I will always fight for the right of every citizen to be born, and to worship their God.

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?

When I was 12, I had my first job mowing a dozen yards on Shoemaker Hill in Scappoose. While going to OSU, I worked as an Iron Worker building bridges. When I returned after six years as an Armor Officer in Germany, I worked as a landscaper, tree topper, carpenter, and airplane builder. At the same time I served in the Oregon Guard as an M-1 Company Commander, Fire Camp Commander, and Weapons Inspector. My Father was a farmer, U.S. Marine, expert rifleman, and engineer that helped build Trojan.My Grampa Grant was born in a homesteaders cabin north of Grey Butte.He was a real "Cow Puncher" who kept horses all his life. He was a welder/iron worker who helped build many of the bridges along Hwy101 and Liberty Ships in Portland. Grampa Dinkel came to Sisters OR as a young boy in 1910 where his family homesteaded. As a young man he mule packed lumber up Black Butte to build the fist watch tower there. He built covered bridges in Linn County. He harvested the first Peppermint crop in CO.

Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

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

Violent Felons and non citizens are the only people that should be restricted.

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?

1.CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT: 12 years is long enough for any job including Congress. 6 terms as a Rep, or 2 as a Senator, or any combination equaling 12 years. WITH NO PENSION! 2.If elected I will put forward a bill banning the export of raw logs from the U.S. 3. Streamline the process for processing VA claims and make it illegal to subtract VA disability payments from warriors retirement pay.

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

No BUT race-baiting as practiced by Democrat politicians and their liberal media is.


  • C&GSC, Leavenworth KS, Graduate, 1993
  • Oregon State U., Corvallis OR, BS, 1982
  • Scappoose High School, Scappoose OR, Graduate, 1977
Work & Military
  • DoD Contractor, Warsim Controller, 9
  • 364 CA Brigade, LTC, 6
  • Oregon Army Nat'l Guard, Major, 16
  • U.S. Army, Captain, 6
  • The Body of Christ, Redeemed by His blood
  • VFW, Served in Iraq 2009-2010
  • U,S, Senate, Sought 2010

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