Candidate Profile
Dave Stock

No Party Affiliation , Iowa

Biography

Name
Dave Stock
Party
No Party Affiliation
Race
State Rep., Dist. 44
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

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?

Safety of the mother. However, Plan B should be provided without a prescription as I believe life begins at conception.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Neutral   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Agree   

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

Party Spending, we need to eliminate bills were ANY funding is going for a political interest.


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.

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.

Neutral   

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?

Religious Choice


Healthcare

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

Agree   

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

Healthcare should be available to all, I believe that it should be made affordable however with less bureaucratic systems in place to make it feasible for anyone to afford.


National Security

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

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.

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.

Agree   

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

Legal immigration should always be allowed, this is the first step. However, we must make it less time consuming as it can take several YEARS to immigrate legally, and that is part of the reason we have illegal immigration.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Neutral   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a faithful person, believe in Jesus as my Savior, but also believe that others can believe in their own respective high powers as I do not judge others as it is against my faith.


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

First time running for office, I have no publicly available information.

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

I was born and raise in small town Iowa. I have lived in Silicon Valley and overseas which has broader my views on the world and allowed me experiences that have shaped my world view making me less myopic.

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?

Trust, honest and faith in the democracy we have in the United States. As an Independent (one of only a select few running) and spending all my own money to run, I am putting myself out there not for power or money but because I feel it is the right thing to do and I can bring change and be not beholden to any political party, always choosing the "best" choice in voting on bills.


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?

We must only allow those that apply for guns to own them and this includes full background checks to ensure we have stable, non violent, non violent criminals to own guns.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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?

Education Choice Defining role of government in everyday life.

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

Racism is real, however we need to no make it about one race as we have (white versus black), and we need to ensure that racism is addressed when it arises, however I do not believe it is systemic and I have lived a minority in another country so I understand the reverse side of this equation. In the Cayman Islands there was not racism, but nationalism (Caymanians versus others). I have raced my two boys to be proud of their nationalities, which I think would bring us together as Iowans and Americans.


Background

Education
  • Trident University International, Cypress HIll, PhD, ABD
  • Iowa State University, Ames, MBA, 2003
  • Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, BA, 1997
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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