Candidate Profile
Douglas J Ward

Democrat , Virginia

Biography

Name
Douglas J Ward
Party
Democrat
Race
House of Delegates, Dist. 18
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Liberal Information icon *

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

Endorsements*

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

Liberals

7
Competitive Commonwealth Fund, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, LGBT Democrats of Virginia, National Organization for Women (VA chapter), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, Progressive Turnout Project, *Virginia AFL-CIO

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
ActBlue (2017), Barack Obama (2008), Barbara Favola (2011), Creigh Deeds (2009)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Competitive Commonwealth Fund (2021), Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2021)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

"Ward said he would have voted for all of the dozen or more LGBTQ measures passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2020, which Equality Virginia called a historic development for Virginia."  Source

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 Disagree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

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

Agree   

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

Agree   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Disagree   

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Neutral   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

(Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

(Did not answer)


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Disagree   

Governments should not penalize those who 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 Disagree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Disagree   


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree   

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 Disagree   

I support sanctuary cities.

Agree   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Neutral   

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Agree   

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Agree   

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Disagree   

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Agree   

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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?

Liberal   

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?

(Did not answer)

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Judicial Philosophy

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree   

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Agree   


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree   


Background

Education
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, AB, 1972
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, MD, 1981
Work & Military
  • Dupont Circle Physicians Goroup, Physician, 1989-2021
  • US Peace Corps, Volunteer, 1972-76
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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