Candidate Profile
David Ortiz

Democrat , Colorado

Biography

Name
David Ortiz
Party
Democrat
Race
State Rep., Dist. 38
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

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AFSCME Council 18, Colorado AFL-CIO, Conservation Colorado, Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Human Rights Campaign, *LGBTQ Victory Fund and 3 more

Others

1
Colorado Medical Society PAC

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2019), State Democratic Party Organizations (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Adrienne Benavidez (2020), Alex Valdez (2020), Irene Aguilar (2019), Jonathan Singer (2020), Kerry Tipper (2020), Paul Rosenthal (2020) and 4 more

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Received a rating of F 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.

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Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

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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.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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

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Healthcare

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

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  "David will work with his constituents to make costs become more transparent, to ensure that mental health is treated the same as physical health, and look to expand Medicaid/Medicare for all - providing an affordable alternative to private insurance."  Source


National Security

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

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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.

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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.

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We need to stop speaking in sound bites and prioritize comprehensive immigration reform that will respect the dignity of migrants, our combat interpreters that have served and bled alongside our men and women in uniform, and refugees that seek a better life and have been the lifeblood of this country since its founding. We need to create a path to citizenship for dreamers and those law-abiding members whose only “crime” is seeking a better life through hard work. We need to oppose state-sanctioned kidnapping and separation of families. We need to offer true security at our borders and ports of entry that will prove an effective use of taxpayer’s investment that will stop the trafficking of humans, weapons, and drugs."  Source


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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Values

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

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

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

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

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Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

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Criminal Justice

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

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2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  "David has been working with and taking guidance from those that have been directly affected by gun violence including State Representative Tom Sullivan, national leaders such as Gabby Giffords, and those who work in her foundation, and most importantly our neighbors in HD38. David is dedicated to passing legislation that prevents gun violence, promotes gun safety, and promotes responsible gun ownership."  Source


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "David hopes to continue to work with others to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health illness and mental healthcare, leveraging his own lived experiences to further the cause. If elected, one of his first priorities is to continue to foster collaborative and cooperative endeavors between Colorado’s state institutions, K-12 schools, public higher education institutions, and nonprofits."  Source

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

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