Dean Phillips

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
US Representative
Political Affiliation:


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 20 weeks, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain? N Note: Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
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2. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood? N Note: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
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3. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of gender reassignment surgeries? N Note: Endorsed by Human Rights Campaign PAC.
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4. 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? N Note: “We must ensure that every American child receives a world-class public education.”
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5. Should people have their religious liberties protected if they refuse to celebrate a same sex wedding? N Note: Recorded vote for the Equality Act, H.R. 5.
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6. Do you support criminal justice reforms aimed at reducing recidivism such as the First Step Act? -
7. Do you support increasing security at America's borders? Y Note: “Secure our borders with effective approaches”
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8. Do you support granting asylum to those who have suffered political, ethnic, or religious persecution? Y Note: Endorsed Democratic candidate. 2016 Democratic Party Platform.
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9. Do you support a path to legal residency for immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as minors but have lived law-abiding and productive lives as adults? Y Note: “Dean believes any serious immigration plan must include an earned pathway to citizenship for otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants.”
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