Candidate Profile
Dave Williams

Republican , Colorado

Biography

Name
Dave Williams
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 15
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT), 2020:  96%
Principles of Liberty (POL), 2019:  86%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  97%, 85% (cum.)
Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado (RLC - CO), 2020:  81%
National Federation of Independent Business CO (NFIB - CO), 2018:  71%

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union CO (ACLU CO), 2019:  33%
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI), 2019:  14%
Women's Lobby of Colorado, 2020:  11%
Colorado Conservation Voters, 2019:  0%, 3% (cum.)
Conservation Colorado, 2019:  0%, 3% (cum.)
NARAL Pro-Choice CO, 2018:  F
One Colorado, 2019:  0%, 0% (cum.)

9%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

3
Colorado Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Medical Society PAC, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Colorado

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (2017), Janak Joshi (2017), Jared Wright (2013), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), Thomas Tancredo (2019), Tim Neville (2017)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (2017)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Received a rating of A from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.

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?

None


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   

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

I'd ask for reductions in all areas except maybe public safety or defense.


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.

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?

That the government won't infringe on the religious beliefs and practices of people who publicly live out their faith.


Healthcare

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?

Work with others to provide a free market solution that encourages freedom and choice for consumers while getting the government out of the middle of patients and doctors.


National Security

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

Strongly 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.

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?

Individuals who will contribute and assimilate to our American values and way of life.


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.

"On Christ the solid rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand."


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://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/01/colorado-bill-politicians-sanctuary-cities-can-be-held-liable-illegal-immigrant-crime

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

I'm a college graduate but more importantly, my current conservative experience as the incumbent is the best qualification.

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?

Let's Keep America Great. Vote for President Trump!


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.

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

None


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

No Answer   

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?

Stopping Sanctuary Cities, protecting the life of the unborn, and protecting religious liberty.

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

Racism is terrible and no one should be engaging in that kind of repugnant behavior. With that said, I would need more information from subject matter experts before giving a more detailed response.


Background

Education
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, B.A., 2009
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • El Paso County Republican Party, Former Vice-Chairman
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2017 - Present
 

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