Candidate Profile
Dean VanSchoiack

Republican , Missouri


Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Missouri Right to Life, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF


Missouri Cattlemen's Association

Reported by Candidate

Missouri Right to Life, NRA, Missouri Cattlemen's Association, Missouri State FOP Lodge, St Joseph FOP Lodge #3

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2020)
American Democracy Alliance (2020), Brad Lager (2020), Brenda Shields (2020), David J. Gregory (2020), Doug Richey (2020), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020), North Missouri Leadership PAC (2020)







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?



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?

On the federal level, I would vastly reduce payments to other countries. On the state level, we will be looking at that closely because the COVID-19 shutdown has reduced revenues and the State Constitution requires a balanced budget. I am not at all sure what will be cut or how much.

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.


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?

It means that Congress shall pass no laws establishing a religion or infringing on the right of people to practice their religion. In actuallity, the term "separation of church and state" is not found in the Constitution, but was coined by Thomas Jefferson in a letter.


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?

Repeal Obamacare and open the free market. Free markets and competition result in the better product at a reasonable price.

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.

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?

Those who follow our current immigration laws and those actually seeking assylum from persecution.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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 am a conservative Christian.


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.

(Did not answer)

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

I have been a businessman for 36 years as owner/broker/auctioneer of VanSchoiack Realty and Auction. I am a lifelong farmer and a sixth generation resident of my district. I have a BA in Speech and Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and hold a Real Estate Brokers License in the State of Missouri. I have been married for 33 years to my wife and have raised a son and a daughter, both of which live on the family farm with their families.

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?

(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.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

Put criminals behind bars. We do not need restrictions on gun ownership. We need the laws against criminal behavior to be enforced.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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?

Private property rights, agriculture policy, and promoting small business.

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

Yes. We need to be Americans, not hyphenated Americans. We are all equal and should be treated as such by our governments and by each other.


  • University of Missouri, Columbia, BA, 1981
Work & Military
  • VanSchoiack Realty & Auction, Owner/Broker/Auctioneer, 36
  • Family Farmer, Farmer, 40
  • Andrew County Republican Committee, Member
  • Savannah United Methodist Church, Certified Lay Servant/Member
  • Andrew County 4-H, Public Speaking Project Leader
  • KCRAR, Member
  • Northwest Missouri Republican Club, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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