Candidate Profile
Steven Rodriguez

Republican , Colorado

Biography

Panel Rating

Leans Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2012)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2010)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Leroy Garcia, Jr. (2012)

Summary

34%

LIBERAL

66%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I do not believe abortion is acceptable however in extreme cases where a mothers life is at risk and it was the only option then that particular family would have to prayerfully seek God for direction.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

First we must practice defict spending, spending less than what we collect in tax revenue. I would advocate for an across the board cut of each agencie. Cost saving measures would also include not filling any job openings or delaying any new hires. I would not support any legislation that required a tax increase or the increase of fees specifically to small businesses.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

It is my humble opinion that our government must not restrict our religious freedoms. Freedoms to express our religious faith whether it be at home, school or in our business. Our government must not restrict our God given freedom to worship God as we see fit. Our government has taken its liberties to restrict our religious freedoms of expression in every facet of our society and I will with God's help fight for our religious freedoms and the repeal of the ungodly legislation that restricts our liberties.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I support a free market approach over a single-payer option thus providing patients with medical options that they can assess with their primary care physician to maximize their own health outcomes with the least amount of risk. Overall a free-market approach would reduce healthcare costs


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

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   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Our immigration system is broken with systemic issues that need to be addressed at the federal level. That being the case folks ought to have the opportunity to immigrate to the U.S. who can assist our country in meeting any labor shortages where we may lack the qualified applicants. We must ensure that there are proper protocols in place so those who do enter are here for the right purpose and have met general qualifications and who are not criminal in nature.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

It is my heartfelt conviction that one's true happiness is in living a Christ centered life. Upholding biblical standards on a daily basis striving to be Christlike in word, action and deed not only has benefits in this life but the life to come. I strive to be a Christian first in all I do and uphold these same biblical standards. Our nation was built on biblical principles and it is my intent to prayerfully uphold them as I strive to prayerfully be all that Christ has called me to be. My motto is to biblically do unto others as I would have them do unto me. It has served me well in my Christian journey, yet I continue everyday to be better than I was the day before until Christ be formed in me.


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I previously ran for city council and Forging Pueblo presented a public questionnaire that is available on my FaceBook page for my candidacy and I was the only candidate who opposed abortion and stood for Conservative public policy. In addition, my personal FaceBook page has numerous post I have shared supporting Conservative ideals

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

As a small business owner I have had the opportunity of building a business from the ground up. Dealing with the burdensome government regulations and overtaxation have given me an upclose and personal view of what small businesses deal with on a daily basis. I have had the privilege of serving on numerous and various boards in my community as well as volunteering for numerous causes in my community. I have previously served as a precinct captain for the Republican Party and have assisted on numerous campaigns. I have served on numerous Republican Presidential campaigns and served on Newt Gingrich's National Hispanic Advisory Committee. I am currently a drug counselor and continuing my higher education.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I consider myself a citizen legislature as our Founding Fathers advocated for. I am passionate about serving my fellow Coloradoans nomatter their status or station in life. I humbly seek higher office to serve and to uphold not only our Constitutional freedoms but to uphold the biblical principles that built our nation into the greatest nation on earth. God bless America!


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I oppose all attempts to restrict our Second Amendment Rights.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

I would seek to first repeal Colorados Red Flag laws. I would seek to support family friendly legislation. Education choice

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

There are some national security issues that involve domestic terrorism and are fueled by those who would propose these are race related. Generally the Democrat party uses race to fuel division and hatred across racial lines. I am Native American/Hispanic however I do not see racism has a great threat to domestic security. Racism is alive and well for sure but in Christian spheres of influence it is something that Scripturally is highly unacceptable.


Background

Education
  • Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, 2019
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Pueblo County Community Corrections Board, Current Vice-Chair
  • Pueblo County Juvenile Community Review Board, Board member
  • Pueblo ADA Committee, Former Board member
  • Area Council On Aging, Former Board Member
  • CASA of Pueblo, Youth Adovcate
  • Community Services Advisory Committee, Former Board Vice-Chair
  • Community Block Grant Block Grant Advisory Committ, Former Board Chair
  • Runyon Sports Complex Board, Former Board member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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