Candidate Profile
Grant E. Doherty

Other , Colorado


Grant E. Doherty
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4

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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.


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


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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

America's Founders recognized that power can often lead to those in power misusing this authority. This is one of the main reasons they set up checks and balances in the federal systems as well as checks and balances between the federal oversight and local control. They also learned from prior experiences of other overseers as well as the failed Articles of Confederation.

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

The biggest issues is purely our ineffective and polarized congress. The government was set up to be a representative government of, for, and by the people and we have gotten a long way from that and need to get back to that. We cannot do this by continuing to vote in party representatives rather than those to represent the people. The second issues is our national debt. It has been vastly accelerated over the past twenty to thirty years and we must gain control of this by first improving the inefficiencies and technologies in the federal system. The third issue is the countries infrastructure. It has been long neglected from our roads, to our energy transportation, our water infrastructure, and also our information infrastructure. Infrastructure is the back bone to economic development and we cannot afford to continue to neglect this.

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

Abortion should be allowed under extenuating circumstances such as rape, incest, and the mothers safety and health.

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, and Supreme Court and Congress (Supreme Court and Congress at same level)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian.


  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, MS Civil Engineering, 2009
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, BS Architectural Engineering, 2008
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Greeley Urban Renewal Authority, Board Member
  • Gracie's Promise, Volunteer
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • I-76 Corridor Economic Development Initiative, Representative
  • Town of Lochbuie Trustee, Held 2013-2014

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