Candidate Profile
Dan Severson

Republican , Florida


Dan Severson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 19

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon



Tim Pawlenty

Reported by Candidate

Former MN Gov Tim Pawlenty, Nat'l Tea Party Leader Michael Johns, Clint Lorance, Army Officer

Selected Contributions


State Republican Party Organizations (2013)
Freedom Club (2014), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2014)







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 if the life of the mother cannot be saved without aborting the baby. (I don't think that is even possible in todays age of medicine). I also think in order for that to happen the father or parent of the birth mother must give consent.


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?

raise the retirement age to 68. validate eligibility for recipients. A study done in 2015 showed that 6.5 million people at the age of 112 were receiving benefits. Actual numbers are in the 100's.

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

Federal Department of Education. Federal EPA Federal Occupational Safety Admin Federal subsidies to large cities.

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

none, it is a commodity and should be treated as such.

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?

There will be no church that the state endorses or requires allegiance to. Religion is personal and privately held and not endorsed or prohibited by the government.


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?

transparency in hospital cost of procedures, pricing and success record. Portability of insurance across state lines and promotion of health savings accounts.

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?

Stop chain migration and closely monitor Mosque activities and teachings for radicalized Imams. Aggressively prosecute domestic terrorists and deport families that are connected to them.


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?

Strictly merit based. Those who are trained and can contribute to both local and national economy. End Chain migration, lottery and birthright migration. Eliminate dual Citizenship and require documentation of removal of citizenship from originating country. Allow asylum only if relatives are currently citizens and can assume responsibility for them.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



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.

Born again, Spirit Filled evangelical. I believe miracles are for today and God still moves in the lives and hearts of Men.


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.

22 years military service, retired commander. Served 8 years in the State Legislature and sponsored Marriage Amendment, Conceal Carry and Veteran reforms.

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?

Dedicated family man and Christ centered believer.

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?

background check for violent assault or previous emotional conditions that could put others at risk if given a weapon.

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.


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?

CERP funding for the Everglades and estuaries project Funding for the Southern boarder wall and Immigration policy reform Tax incentives for industry located in China to relocate back in the US and preferably in Southern Florida.

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

Yes, if it is manifested and not addressed it undermines the concept of Freedom for All and equal justice under the law. If not addressed it becomes acceptable and will cause rebellion.


  • St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN, BA, 1978
Work & Military
  • US Navy, Commander, 22
  • Wings of Mercy, Pilot
  • Place of Hope Ministries, Board Member
  • Jubilee Worship Center, Elder
  • Minnesota House of Representatives, State Representative
  • State Representative, Held 8
  • MN Secretary of State, Sought 2010, 2014

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