McDonald, Joseph

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
A.A., Hennepin Technical College; Masters, Professional Photographers of America
Biographical Info:
McDonald is one of seven children to KJ and Barb McDonald of Watertown Mn. His father KJ also served in the Mn House. He graduated High school in 1985. Then graduated from Hennepin Technical College with an A.A. in photography. In 2003, he earned his Master's degree in Photography and, in 2008, his Craftsman's degree in Photography. Active in his community of Delano for over 30 years. Served on the city council from 2000 to 2006, and as mayor from 2007 to 2010. Served as president of Delano Chamber of Commerce. He is also active in the local Lions Club, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the chamber of commerce, Saint Maximillian Catholic Church. Joe and his wife Rachel have been married for 24 years and have three children and one beautiful granddaughter.
As Thomas Jefferson said, eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. we must all be vigilant in protecting our right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This can be done in many ways in protecting our state and ensuring our freedoms. That said, I’ve decided to continue to serve for my seventh term in the Mn State House. I intend to use my years of experience in promoting conservative values and working on legislation that values life, fiscal responsible spending, limited government and taxation on families and businesses. I pledge to abide by the Constitution of the state of Minnesota that values our Founding Fathers writings and Americas Christian Judeo teachings.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • ?Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after fetal heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks gestation)? Y* Absolutely
2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion? Y
3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying? Y
4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology, such as comprehensive sex education? Y
5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females? Y
6. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? Y
7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding? Y
8. Do you oppose efforts to ban voluntary biblical counseling in the areas of gender and sexuality? Y
9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y