Candidate Profile
Dan Cox

Republican , Maryland


Dan Cox
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

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Conservative Organizations





Maryland Right to Life, National Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

Congressman Andy Harris, R-MD-1, Senator Justin Ready-Carroll County, Senator Michael Hough-Frederick County, Councilman Tim Rodriguez-Kensington, Mont. County, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins - Frederick County, Sheriff Jim DeWees - Carroll County

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim, unless the candidate requests a typo change or we remove inappropriate language.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court, Media, Industry, Academia, Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Never, so in the case of preventing the death of the mother other lifesaving measures should be sought, including potential for transplant of the embryo (ectopic pregnancies) so the intent is always to save life, and not to kill it, even if the transplant is unsuccessful.

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

"If men were angels" there would be no need for checks and balances. However, mankind is inherently fallen and can abuse power. "Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian, catholic and universal church believer of Presbyterian evangelical values.

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.

As Town Council member and president, I drafted and sought to pass legislation to eliminate sanctuary city loopholes in our hometown of Secretary, MD. Also, I have fought as an attorney for life, liberty and property in court for over 10 years.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 301-788-5276

Additional comment from candidate:

I would wholeheartedly appreciate Heritage and/or AFA endorsing my campaign for Congress as I am the only conservative, prolife, profamily candidate in this race. My opponent is a far-left career politician. Also, I am the only candidate who has pledged to never raise taxes.


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA, Juris Doctor, 2006
  • University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD, Bachelor's in Science, 2002
  • Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD
Work & Military
  • Attorney, owner, sole practitioner, 2006-present
  • Realtor, sales leader my first three months, 2005-07
  • Assistant to Pastor, Assist., 1995-2005
  • Registrar of private school, Registrar, 1995-2005
  • USAF Aux. Civil Air Patrol, Captain, 2011-2013
  • New Hope Presbyterian Church, associating as members
  • Patriot Voices Grassroots, Maryland co-volunteer leader
  • Ted Cruz for President, volunteer
  • Town Council & President, Held 2007-09
  • Chairman, Republican Central Committee of Dorchest, Held 2006-2010
  • Clerk of Court, Sought 2006

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