Candidate Profile
Rod Bockenfeld

Republican , Colorado

Biography

Name
Rod Bockenfeld
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 56
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT), 2020:  83%
Principles of Liberty (POL), 2019:  68%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  67%
Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado (RLC - CO), 2020:  63%

70%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI), 2019:  29%
American Civil Liberties Union CO (ACLU CO), 2019:  17%
Colorado Conservation Voters, 2019:  15%, 15% (cum.)
Conservation Colorado, 2019:  15%, 15% (cum.)
One Colorado, 2019:  0%, 0% (cum.)
Women's Lobby of Colorado, 2020:  0%

13%

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
Bob Beauprez (2017), Cindy Acree (2008), David Balmer (2006), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), Mike Coffman (2007), State Republican Party Organizations (2012)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), NOCO Leadership PAC (2019), PerryPAC (2019), Torchbearer PAC (2019)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Black Jack PAC (2012), Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2019), WilsonPAC (2019)

Summary

24%

LIBERAL

76%

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?

I believe in the sanctity of life.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

It depends upon what is established as the highest budgetary needs during the period of time in question. In order to meet those needs, all areas should be up for consideration for a reduction.


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.

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?

The United States Constitution grants us freedom of religion and not freedom from religion.


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?

Adequacy is determined by the consumer. Affordability should be means tested and supported by medicaid. Accessibility should be provided only to legalized citizens except in cases of emergency, humanitarian need.


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?

People who go through our formal immigration process.


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.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian beliefs, redemption should always be afforded to someone who has made a mistake, and no one should ever be discriminated against.


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?

Conservative   

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

Web Page: www.Bockenfeld.com; Voting Record maintained on the Colorado General Assembly Website.

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

Life's lessons and professional experience in government,finance, criminal justice and small business.

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 fiscally responsible proven leader who plans for our future. I am a grandparent of five grandchildren and one on the way. I deeply care about the future of these next generations.


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?

Keep guns out of the hands of criminals without tying the hands of honest,law abiding citizens.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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?

Issues involving improved transportation infrastructure, protection of the agriculture industry and preparing Colorado for an aging population.

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

Yes, because there is a perception that our law enforcement processes and judiciary proceedings have systemic racism. Perceptions become reality if true or untrue. Therefore this issue must be addressed with all interested parties and stakeholders including law enforcement at the table.


Background

Education
  • Quincy Catholic Boys HS, Quincy, IL, Diploma, 1974
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, BS, 1978
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Diploma, 1991
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Arapahoe County Government, Chairman of the Board
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments, Chairman of the Board
  • National Association of County Officials, Chairman Finance & Inter-Governmental Affairs
  • National Performance Management Commission, Representing National Association of Counties
Offices
  • County Commissioner, Held 2004 - 2016
  • State Representative, Held 2019 - 2020
 

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