Candidate Profile
David Sterling

Republican , Arkansas


David Sterling
Attorney General

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Conservative Arkansas PAC, Garland County TEA Party, Our Voices Arkansas

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2014 NRA Grade: AQ


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. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

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

Corruption. By establishing three branches of government and dividing powers between them, the founders made sure that no single body would be charged with making, enforcing and interpreting laws in a preferential and corrupt manner. The power of each branch is subject to checks and balances from the other two branches, theoretically establishing a system of fairness to all and avoiding tyranny of any single branch.

17. 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 Disagree

18. 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, Voters, Supreme Court, Congress

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have a Judeo-Christian worldview. I’m guided by my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have attended church at Fellowship Bible Church for the last 20 years with my wife and daughter. I serve in my church in various ways, including leading a community group and singing in our community choir. I am 100% Pro-Life. The right to life is so fundamental to this country that it was spelled out in our own Declaration of Independence. I believe life begins at conception and will always defend innocent unborn life. Arkansas statutes ban most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. As Attorney General, I’ll fight to uphold this and other pro-life laws.


  • UALR Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, J.D., 1997
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, M.P.A., 1994
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, B.A., 1992
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Christian Legal Society, Member
  • Federalist Society, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • National Republican Lawyers Assn., Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Member
  • Pulaski County Bar Foundation, Board Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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