Candidate Profile
David Livingston

Republican , Arizona

Biography

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, 2017-18:  100%
American Conservative Union AZ (ACU-AZ), 2019:  92%, 89% (cum.)

96%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Planned Parenthood Advocates of AZ, 2015:  0%
Secular Coalition for Arizona, 2018:  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

4
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

3
*Arizona Police Association, Arizona State Troopers Association, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Arizona

Reported by Candidate

1
Please see my website for a current list

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Republican National Committee (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Arizona Chamber of Commerce (2020), Arizona Leadership Fund (2020), National Federation of Independent Business (2014)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2020)

Summary

17%

LIBERAL

83%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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?

To protect the life of the mother


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?

Hmm, I've already done that I suppose when I helped to balance our state's budget. As always, the focus is on waste, fraud, duplicative programs, and things that the state government shouldn't be involved in.


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?

The state needs to leave the churches alone. Nothing more.


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?

I'm already an advocate for free market reforms that get government out of the way and allow consumers to take charge of their health care savings/expenses, and the prices they pay for medical care. The challenge is getting enough good votes elected to be able to break the grip that government has on our health care system.


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?

The needs of our country vary over time. At this moment we have more than 20 Million Americans unemployed so we don't likely need anyone new at the moment, but when we get back to where we have industries and sectors that can't find the help they need, then America can get back to allowing in those individuals who can make a real contribution to the nation's well being.


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 Christian and do my best to live my life according to those values. Like all Christians, I'm best described as a work in progress.


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.

I have a lengthy voting record you can rely on as well as awards from groups that rate us on our voting records. For instance the Arizona Family Project has awarded me their Friend of the Family award every year I have been in office.

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

I'm a husband, father, and recently became a grandfather. I've owned and operated a successful small business. I'm involved in my community and of course, I'm already doing the job and have received high marks from conservative groups.

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 take my job seriously, I take my oath of office seriously, I don't have any trouble saying NO to bad ideas no matter how powerful their supporters are, and I am guided by my faith and the Constitution.


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?

There are no additional restrictions on gun ownership needed.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

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

At this time my focus is going to be on getting Arizona's economy back on top and getting people back to work. Arizona was doing really well before the virus shutdown and everything we need to focus on largely relates to undoing the damage that has been done.

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

No. It is stupid and evil and plays a smaller and smaller part of our lives each and every day, which is something to celebrate, but other than jihadism, most of the "-ism"s like racism or sexism aren't threats to domestic security.


Background

Education
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, B.S. Fin., 1988
Work & Military
  • ChFC, Member, 1997
  • MDRT, Charter Member, 2003
Affiliations
  • Christ Church of the Valley, Christian Member
Offices
  • State Senator LD22, Held 2019-2020
  • State Representative LD22, Held 2013-2018
 

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