Candidate Profile
Rafael Dagnesses

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Rafael Dagnesses
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 26
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

1
Cafe Con Leche Republicans

Reported by Candidate

1
Scott Wilk - State Assemblymen District 38 Glen Becerra - Simi Valley City Councilman Armando Azarloza-Frmr Chief of Staff Rep. McKeon Rev. Edgar A. Mohorko

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Marco Rubio, Romney Victory Inc., State Republican Party Organizations, Steve Knight
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Howard "Buck" McKeon

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Jeff Gorell
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Jeff Gorell

Summary

29%

LIBERAL

71%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Our Founders defined, separated and limited powers within the Constitution to establish a form of government that was a democratic republic, not another tyrannical government like the one they fought against. They created the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government to give each branch the power to check the other two branches. Today our Constitution is under attack and being ignored by to many in all branches of government.

15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Job Creation & Economy -- Job creation is not a Democrat or Republican issue, it is a common sense issue. As a proven business leader with real world experience, I will work hard to promote policies that will grow our economy and create jobs. Taxes -- We need a tax code that is simple, understandable and fair. The average hard working family cannot afford to pay anymore taxes. We must incentivize American companies who have left the U.S., to return and bring back good paying middle-class jobs. Obamacare -- I will fight to repeal Obamacare. Not only does Obamacare lack common sense and cost America millions of dollars, it also attacks personal freedoms. National Security -- I have no choice but to add a 4th issue. It's my opinion without having the strongest military a policy of Peace through Strength

16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I do not support abortion. I'm pro-life.

17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Catholic. My views are conservative. I believe no matter what religion we subscribe to, we are all gods children.


Background

Education
  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, 1985
  • University of Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, 1991
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, Gunnery Sergeant, 1983-2008
  • Los Angeles Police Department, Police Officer, 1987-1995
  • Glendale Police Department, Reserve Police Officer, 1986-1987
Affiliations
  • Marine Corps League, Donor
  • Wounded Warrior, Donor
  • Make a Wish Foundation, Donor
  • Operation Smile, Donor
  • Semper Fi Fund, Donor
  • St. Jude's Children Cancer Research, Donor
  • President Reagan Det. 597 Marine Corps League, Member
  • American Cancer Society, Donor
Offices
  • N/A
  • U.S. House, Sought 2014
 

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