Candidate Profile
Tim Donnelly

Republican , California


Tim Donnelly
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations




Reported by Candidate

Michelle Malkin, Actress Morgan Brittany, PolitiChick's Ann-Marie Murrell, Dr. Gina Loudon, Fox News Commentator, Actor Nick Searcy

Selected Contributions


State Republican Party Organizations
Morton Blackwell







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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of mother at risk

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

Man's corruptibility. The fact that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. So, they chose to limit the power that any one branch or individual could wield, setting up a system of separation of powers and checks and balances to that power by other branches.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, I believe in the Trinity, and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and died that we might be forgiven our sins and enjoy eternal life.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I introduced the Arizona Law (SB1070) in California as AB26 less than 6 minutes after being sworn in. I pushed to eliminate all in-state funding of illegal aliens in our colleges and universities and for that funding to be made available instead to members of the armed services, their spouses and children transferred into California through no fault of their own. I organized a statewide effort to repeal the CA Dream Act (giving Illegal aliens free college tuition). I introduced a bill that became law--AB351 The Liberty Preservation Act--to keep our state from cooperating with Federal Authorities in indefinitely detaining citizens suspected of being terrorists (which according to a 2011 DHS Study, could include returning veterans, those who oppose abortion, members of tea party or patriot groups, and those who "love liberty too much".

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you., 760-933-8460

Additional comment from candidate:

I am the insurgent candidate running against the political establishment.


  • University of California, Irvine, English, 1989
Work & Military
  • Donnelly Plastic Equipment, Owner, 17
  • Pilot Rock Prison Bible Study, Director, Taught for 8 years
  • CA Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Founder, Leader
  • Committee For SB277 Referendum, Proponent
  • Stop the Dream Act, Proponent
  • CA State Assembly, Held 2010-2014
  • Governor, Sought 2014

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