Candidate Profile
Ryan Van Gundy

Libertarian , Colorado


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Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


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.


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When decided by a doctor and patient .


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?

Almost all of it except for the 3 things the Federal Government is supposed to provide. Sovereignty of our Country (strong military, strong boarders etc), Sovereignty of ourselves (protecting the Constitution, judicial system that works for everyone), and Contracts protections between individuals and businesses. All other things the state should manage, all 50 states and territories will know what they need better than the federal govt ever will.

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.


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.


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


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?

That the church should anonymity to operate without hindrance from the State. Also the State should have anonymity to operate without hindrance from the church.


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?

I support a free-market health care system and oppose government mandates in insurance and health care. We recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the services they want (if any) and all other aspects of their medical care. People should be free to purchase health insurance across state lines.

National Security

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



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.


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.


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

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore."


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.


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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God as the creator of all things.


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?


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

I am a Libertarian (

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

Common Sense

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?

Everyone deserves a chance to achieve their true potential and to realize the promise dream that is America

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.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

The 2nd Amendment

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

Education Reform, Police reform, removing power from the Govt and back to the people.

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

Yes. When people are discriminated against because of the color skin we all suffer. No person should have to be treated differently or feel differently because of they way they look. This is America and it should be free for all.


  • Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood CO, AAS
Work & Military
  • US Navy, E-5, 2002 - 2008
  • Treevotion, Contributor
  •, Contributor / Member
  • Springs Rescue Mission, Contributor
  • Denver Rescue Mission, Contributor
  • Fellowship of Christian and Jews, Contributor
  • Brain Tumor society, Contributor / volunteer
  • ASPCA, Contributor
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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