Candidate Profile
Ronald Dancer

Republican , New Jersey

Biography

Panel Rating*

Somewhat 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

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, 2018-19:  A
National Federation of Independent Business - NJ (NFIB-NJ), 2019:  100%
American Conservative Union NJ (ACU-NJ), 2019:  51%, 67% (cum.)

89%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters NJ, 2019:  71%, 59% (cum.)

59%

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

1
*Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

Liberals

2
New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), New Jersey League of Conservation Voters

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Jay Webber (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
GOPAC (2019)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
International Union of Operating Engineers (2019), Laborers International Union of North America (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2019), National Education Association (national, state & local affiliates) (2021), Sheet Metal Workers International Association (2019), United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (2021)

Summary

72%

LIBERAL

28%

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?

I am pro-life and do not support abortion.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

I would eliminate any subsidies for abortion and the funding that has been placed in the NJ budget to provide legal services to those who have immigrated illegally.


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.

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?

This phrase does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. I believe the Constitution recognizes the right to practice our faith without interference by the government.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Individual choice and a free, competitive market provide the greatest opportunity for people to obtain the best insurance that meets their needs and their budgets.


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.

Agree   

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

Anyone who complies with federal legal policies and processes should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S.


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that 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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian and believe in our Lord, Jesus Christ. I try to live by moral values as set forth in 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.

I have a 19-year record in the NJ General Assembly of introducing legislation and casting votes based on conservative values. That information is available on the NJ Legislature's website, https://www.njleg.state.nj.us.

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

I completed the Elected Officials Certificate Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. I also have 22 years of experience as mayor and in other local government service, in addition to 19 years of experience in the NJ General Assembly.

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

No to both.

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

Since 1981, even before I became mayor of Plumsted Township, I have served as a volunteer on numerous boards and commissions on the local, county and state levels. I believe strongly in volunteer service and served without any salary or benefits in those positions.


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?

I am a supporter and advocate for the Second Amendment with an A+ voting record with the NRA.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Neutral   

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?

Providing tax relief for overburdened NJ taxpayers, assisting veterans with issues related to their service to all Americans, and supporting law enforcement.

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

I have zero tolerance for racism and believe all Americans should also have zero tolerance for it.


Background

Education
  • Peddie Prep School, Heightstown, NJ
  • Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning & Public Pol, New Brunswick, NJ, Elected Officials Cert Prog
Work & Military
  • US Army, E4, 1969-71
Affiliations
  • Ocean County Board of Social Services, Chairman
  • Ocean County Natural Lands Preservation Board, Vice Chair
  • Ocean County Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, member
  • Numerous volunteer positions, no salary/benefit
Offices
  • Mayor, Plumsted Twp., Held 22
  • NJ State Assembly, Held 19
 

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