Candidate Profile
Dave LaRock

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Panel Rating*

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

Citizens Defense League VA (VCDL), 2021:  100%
Family Foundation VA, 2021:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business VA (NFIB-VA), 2019:  100%
Middle Resolution, 2018:  98%
Club for Growth VA, 2021:  98%, 92% (cum.)
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation (VTPPF), 2019:  94%, 88% (cum.)
American Conservative Union Foundation VA (ACU - VA), 2020:  91%, 87% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  90%, 84% (cum.)

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2020:  9%, 34% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2019:  36%, 33% (cum.)
Sierra Club VA, 2021:  21%
Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2021:  17%
Equality Virginia, 2021:  7%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2021:  F

19%

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

2
*National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, *Virginia Citizens Defense League PAC (VCDL PAC)

Others

1
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC

Reported by Candidate

1
NRA-PVF

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
A. Benton Chafin (2014), Charles D. Poindexter (2021), Colonial Leadership Trust PAC (2018), Dominion Leadership Trust (2018), Emily M. Brewer (2017), J. Randall Minchew (2015) and 4 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
38
Barbara Comstock (2017), Bob Marshall (2019), C. Todd Gilbert (2019), Christopher K. Peace (2013), Commonwealth Sportsmen's Alliance (2021), Dominion Leadership Trust (2015) and 32 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Clean Virginia Fund (2020), Dogwood PAC (2019)

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

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   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Inducing labor may be allowed, but I strongly oppose taking the life of an unborn child under any circumstances.


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   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree   

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce taxes and regulations so that businesses can grow; encourage creative ways to help employees find jobs and education that match up with current job openings

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government's role is to ensure fair application of the rule of law, contracts, etc. so that businesses are able to operate efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of citizens. We need to get rid of excess taxes and regulations so that businesses are able to innovate and grow


Religious Liberty

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

Strongly Agree   

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 Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   


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?

We need to reduce much of the regulation, taxation, mandates, and litigation issues that drive up the cost of care. We also should get government out of the way so that creative solutions like telehealth can continue to grow in availability. Christian healthcare-sharing ministries also work well for many people.


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   

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

All men since Adam are under the curse of sin, and as such tend toward selfishness, pride, and seeking of power for themselves. Through the power of the Holy Spirit working in believers in Christ, they are able to overcome some of this and live self-governed lives, but experience has proven that careful protection of God-given liberties, and limitations on the power of government, is necessary.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that the Bible is infallible truth. Human life and liberty are gifts from God; we should hate evil and seek justice; we should love our neighbor; sacrificial giving is a duty; we should show self-discipline, self-respect, respect for elders and for others; the natural resources of the Earth, including animals, should be used and enjoyed.


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.

Much more information is available on my website. Over my 8 years in the legislature, I have introduced numerous school choice bills and bills blocking Common Core in Virginia... introduced aggressive pro-life legislation, ie. 20-week Pain-Capable... consistently vote opposing tax and fee increases and for welfare reform... supported and introduced several bills opposing radical homosexual agenda, written op-eds seeking to convey truth about radical homosexual agenda... introduced several bills seeking justice and mercy for those who affected by Virginia laws. I have received high ratings or endorsements from conservative organizations including The Family Foundation of Virginia, NRA, VCDL, Club for Growth, Virginia Society for Human Life, and many more.

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

I was one of nine siblings and grew up knowing the value of a dollar and hard work; My wife of 35 years, Joanne, and I raised and homeschooled 7 children. We also successfully ran a small business for 40 years building custom homes in Northern Virginia. I've served the last 8 years in the Virginia House of Delegates as a citizen-legislator.

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

info@votelarock.us 540-751-8364

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

I've been working hard for the residents and businesses of the 33rd House District, as well as advocating for conservative policies and speaking out against destructive liberal policies. I look forward to reversing the recent course of our Virginia government, and getting the Commonwealth back on track to being a great place to live, work, worship and raise a family.


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 Agree   

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree   


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   


Background

Education
  • Oswego High School, Oswego, NY, Graduate
Work & Military
  • LaRock Builders, President, 1987-present
Affiliations
  • The 1789 Project, Founder/ Director
  • No Toll Increase.org, Founder/ Director
  • Loudoun County Republican Committee, Blue Ridge District Chairman
  • various missions trips, support team member
  • 1st Choice Women's Health Center, Supporter
  • Romania Reborn, Supporter
  • Home School Legal Defense Association, Member
  • New Eve Ministries, Supporter
Offices
  • Delegate, 33rd District, Held 8
 

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