Candidate Profile
David Gowan

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
David Gowan
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 14
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Very Conservative Information icon *

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

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), 2019-20:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business AZ, 2013-14:  100%
American Conservative Union AZ (ACU-AZ), 2019:  89%, 91% (cum.)

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Planned Parenthood Advocates of AZ, 2012:  0%
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, 2019:  F

0%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

3
Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

3
Arizona Farm Bureau, *Arizona Police Association, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Arizona

Reported by Candidate

6
Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action, National Rifle Association (NRA), Arizona Police Association (APA), Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Arizona State Troopers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
State Republican Party Organizations (2016), Thomas Tancredo (2010)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Arizona Chamber of Commerce (2015), Arizona Leadership Fund (2016), Frank Antenori (2018), GOPAC (2016), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2016), National Federation of Independent Business (2016) and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
American Nurses Association (2020), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2016)

Summary

17%

LIBERAL

83%

CONSERVATIVE

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?

(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?

(Did not answer)


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.

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?

(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’m a born again Christian, who believes God our Father in heaven gives grace to those who seek and believe in his Son, our savior Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, but came to this Earth to die for our sins that we may be made whole through his death, burial, and resurrection.


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.

(Did not answer)

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

The greatest thing about our country is that anyone of us has the ability to run for public office. Our Founders left us a great Republican Democracy that our peers choose who they wish to represent them.

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

(Did not answer)

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.

Strongly Agree   


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.

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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • University of Arizona, Sierra Vista, BA, 2003
  • Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AA, 2002
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Mountain Vista Baptist Church, Member
  • Veritable Christian Community School Board, Board Member
  • Elks Lodge 2065 - Sierra Vista, AZ, Member
  • Elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, Cochise County
  • National Isshin-Shorin-Go Ryu Karate Association, Chairman
  • Cochise County Young Republicans, Former Chairman
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society UASouth, Former President
  • Boy Scouts of America 2002 - 2014, Troop Chairman, Cub Master, Cub Chair, Den Leader
Offices
  • AZ State Senator - LD14, Held 2019 - Present
  • AZ State Representative - LD14 & LD30, Held 2009 - 2016
  • Congress - AZ District 1, Sought 2016
 

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