Candidate Profile
Dane Eagle

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Dane Eagle
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 19
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Very Conservative 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

Florida Family Action (FFA), 2017-18:  A+
American Conservative Union FL (ACU-FL), 2019:  96%, 95% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  95%, 94% (cum.)
Liberty First Network (LFN), 2017-18:  85%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Florida Education Association (FEA), 2017-18:  F

0%

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

6
Amira Fox, Lizbeth Benacquisto, *Marco Rubio, *Personhood Florida Pro-Life PAC, Ray Rodrigeuz, Spencer Roach

Others

3
Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, Jeff Kottkamp, National Association of Home Builders

Reported by Candidate

6
Associated Builders and Contractors, National Home Builders Association, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, Sheriff Mike Scott, State Attorney Amira Fox, Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Gary Aubuchon (2013), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2013), Maverick PAC (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2015), WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
25
Alliance For Honest Government (2018), Conservative Coalition for Floridas Future (2017), Conservative Principles for Florida (2014), Dana Young (2016), Florida Committee for Conservative Leadership (2014), Florida Patriot Fund (2014) and 19 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Charlie Crist (2010)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Florida Justice Association (2018), National Education Association (national, state & local affiliates) (2013), United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (2012)

Summary

12%

LIBERAL

88%

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in consideration of 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We need to look at privatizing Social Security for future generations while keeping our promise intact for existing generations.

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

Healthcare

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

None.


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.

Yes   

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

While our church leaders should not AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED heads of state, unless otherwise elected, the separation of church and state does not mean that our country was not built on Judaeo-Christian values and that morals should not exist within our laws. Furthermore, the right to express our religion such as through prayer should not be denied in public institutions.


Healthcare

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?

Only through the free market.


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?

All terrorism must be met with strong military force. We must target terrorist organizations and their leaders across the world to eradicate them. We must ensure that any nation funding the radical islamic state should have sanctions levied against them. We must ensure our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel, has our support and the resources they need to defend themselves and deter any nation from attacking them.


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   

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?

Freedom-loving, contributing members of society, who believe in our country, honor our flag, and come here legally.


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.

I am born and raised in the Catholic Church and believe that God is our Creator and Jesus is our Savior. I believe Judaeo-Christian values are the foundation of our great country.


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.

https://www.daneeagle.com/meet-dane/ https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4573&LegislativeTermId=88

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?

I am a strong conservative, born and raised in Southwest Florida, who has faithfully served my constituents in the Florida House for the past eight years. I currently serve at the Republican Majority Leader, where I fought along side of Governor DeSantis to ban sanctuary cities, protect the unborn, address our water quality, cut taxes while balancing the budget, and honor our veterans. If you send me to Congress, I will stand with President Trump and fight for America.


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?

Law-abiding citizens should have unfettered access to gun ownership as a means to protect themselves and others.


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?

Build the border wall, balancing our budget, implementing term limits

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

Racism certainly exists and must be eradicated, but it must be done peaceably and by leading through example.


Background

Education
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Estero, 2003
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, BA, 2005
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • State Representative District 77, Held 2012-2020
  • House Majority Leader, Held 2018-2020
 

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