Candidate Profile
Dustin Bishop

Republican , Colorado

Biography

Name
Dustin Bishop
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 36
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2017)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Received a rating of AQ from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. The AQ rating is given to "[a] pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate's responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues."

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 do not believe there is ever an instance in which abortion ought to be allowed. I believe that God has a purpose for everyone, including those who were conceived in an un-planned or non-consensual way. Just as it may not be the fault of the one whose life was changed through rape or incest, it was not at the fault of the unborn child either, and therefore the rights of that child to life ought to be upheld to the highest degree. In the case when a mother's life is in danger I believe that it is the responsibility of the Doctors to do their absolute best to save the lives of both the mother, and the unborn baby.


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?

(Did not answer)


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?

In regards to constitutionality the term "Separation of Church and State" does not mean much to me. It is a term that many use believing that it was written in the United States Constitution, but it simply was not. The US Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". The first amendment in the Bill of rights was written so as to protect the Church from the State, not the State from the Church. This amendment ensures that our government can not tell us through legislation what to, or not to, believe.


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?

(Did not answer)


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.

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?

(Did not answer)


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.

I Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He is the creator of the universe, the master and ruler of all, that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins, and that He rose again on the third day. My belief in God is central in my life and I do my best to base all my values and goals on what I believe from the Bible.


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.

My views on many issues can be found on my website at BishopForHD36.com and on my facebook page at Facebook.com/BishopForHD36.

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

I am a firm believer that our government was created by the people and for the people. I believe that it was created in such a way that the average person ought to represent their peers in the state legislature because they are the ones who know what the people in their area want. I am not a politician and I have no political experience. I have a general knowledge of the state and national political systems because I had a love for Political Science in Highschool. Other than that, I believe what qualifies me to hold this position is the fact that I have worked in the private sector, I know what it is like to have a forty hour a week job, and still struggle to be able to survive. I am simply a normal person who wants to be a voice for the people in my district.

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

I have not been convicted of any felony.

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

(Did not answer)


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.

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

I don't believe that there are any restrictions that ought to be added in regards to gun ownership. I am a supporter of back ground checks which are already in place in the State of Colorado, but I am against any other forms of restrictions such as; magazine capacity limits, safe gun storage, military style firearm bans, hand gun restrictions, and any other attempts to restrict or remove our second amendment rights.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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?

I have set my platform on three main principles that I have also set my life upon, Faith, Family, and Freedom. These three principles are what I plan to set my base upon when considering legislation. I plan to be a voice for religious freedom, parental rights, and a defender of the rights that have been granted to us through the constitution.

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Shiloh Christian Academy (Home school), Aurora, General, 2013
Work & Military
  • American Freestyle Martial Arts, Assistant Instructor, 2
  • Bass Pro Shops Denver, Special Events Associate, 5
  • Aurora Options School, Clerk, 4
  • City of Aurora, Maintenance Worker, 2
Affiliations
  • Awana, Cubbies Director
  • Awana, Journey Director
  • Rocky Mountain Honors Camp, Team Leader
  • Samaritan's Purse, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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