Candidate Profile
Dan McEntire

Republican , Georgia


Dan McEntire
State Senator, Dist. 54

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Selected Contributions


Jason Ridley (2018), Karen Handel (2014), Republican National Committee (2019), Tom Graves (2017)







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?

Abortion should not be allowed to anyone except for the reasons of rape, incest, or severe medical conditions to the fetus or female giving birth.


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

Strongly 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?

For too long government handouts have been detrimental to our state's budget and I would take money from those programs to balance it.

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.


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

(Did not answer)


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

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)

National Security

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

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   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

(Did not answer)


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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.

Jesus Christ is Lord and my Savior. I'm a devout Christian and I worship at the Dalton First United Methodist Church.


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.

As an entrepreneur I have been in business for 47 years, and the way in which I conduct business and the values instilled in my company demonstrate my conservative ideology. More importantly, I have grown up with Christian roots and lived my life trying to please the Lord.

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

The many years that I have been in business and the jobs that I've created are some of the ways that qualify me for State Senate.

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

No, I have not.

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

(Did not answer)

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.

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

None, I support Constitutional Carry and I believe that law abiding citizens with guns are the best way to improve public safety.

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?

1. Ending government handouts to illegal aliens 2. Putting a halt to crony capitalism 3. Voter ID (to ensure illegal aliens are not able to vote)

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

No, I believe that racism is not a threat to domestic security.


  • Murray County Highschool, Chatsworth, 1971
  • Dalton Junior College, Dalton
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Dalton First United Methodist Church, Member | Former Finance Committee
  • Georgia Sheriffs Association (Youth Homes), Board Member
  • Whitfield County Republican Party, Member
  • Mayor of Chatsworth, Held 1983-1987

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