was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 4th Congressional District
Steinhof was born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts. Upon graduating from BMC Durfee High School, he earned his bachelor's degree from Providence College. He then pursued a career in dentistry, taking classes at Southeastern Massachusetts University and obtaining his dental degree from Tufts University in 1989. He is the owner and operator of the Steinhof Dental Clinic.
- See also: Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012
Steinhof ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Massachusetts' 4th District. He lost to Sean Bielat in the Republican primary on September 6, 2012.
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Steinhof's reports.
|David Steinhof (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$0.00||$2,000.00||$(469.41)||$1,530.59|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$1,530.59||$18,486.00||$(14,571.12)||$5,445.47|
On his campaign website, Steinhof listed 10 issues. They are:
- On his website, Steinhof says, "I will break the stall by simplifying the tax code, cutting red tape and foolish regulations, and eliminating funding for as many bureaucracies as possible, returning the taxpayer’s money to where it does the most good: in their own wallet, where it always belonged in the first place."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "Healthcare reform was born of the desire for this country to provide those segments of our population who can least afford it equal access to high quality health care. Unfortunately, the models used to design Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) have already failed, such as Massachusetts’ affordable health care and socialized medicine throughout Europe. Instead of supplying access to health care for small segments of our population such as those who are uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions Obamacare has sought to diminish the success of private sector health care in favor of more government control, less competition, and interference with the patient-doctor relationship."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "Our current president and Democrats like Joe Kennedy always present the false choice between energy and conservation. Our country sits on enormous energy deposits (oil, natural gas, and coal). We need not be dependent on foreign oil any longer. Proper management of our own resources does not need to encroach on our environment, which is vitally important to the health and well-being of future generations."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "Social Security must remain the safety net against poverty and destitution in old age as it was designed. Social Security should have been solvent indefinitely, but because politicians have raided the fund for short-term political advantages this is not the case. The requirements, contributions, and disbursements must all be adjusted so we can restore solvency and reflect current demographics."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "Our military men and women deserve nothing but our respect and admiration, and our foreign policy should respect, value, and honor their contributions. Our brave men and women are far too precious to sacrifice in conflicts often fought by two opposing sides equally driven by greed and lust for power, or some age old religious war equally disinterested in true liberty and freedom. It is they, not politicians, who bear the brunt and the cost of war. We have not declared an official war for decades and have used our military more like an international police force than the world’s premier armed forces."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "Illegal Immigration is not a seatbelt violation. It often comes with social security and license fraud, crimes ordinarily considered identity theft and heavily punished. A reasonable policy discussion can be had over how to enhance or fix our legal immigration system, but in no way can our nation support violating the rule of law. Legal immigrants go through a long, complicated process to earn their citizenship, and to even speak of amnesty or a “path to citizenship” is to insult them and denigrate not only their efforts, but the very basis of the American compact – many cultures, one Constitution. A nation governed by laws, not men."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "Our right to bear arms is enshrined in the Constitution and placed high in the Bill of Rights for a single clear purpose: to protect us from the tyranny of governments should the need arise. The 1st Amendment is our mouth. The 2nd Amendment is our teeth. When reason cannot persuade a redress of grievances against government intrusion, our Declaration of Independence makes it clear that it is the self-evident, unalienable right of Americans to amend or abolish such a government."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "Just like Jack Kennedy when he ran, I understand that my religion can inform my views, but the Constitution directs my actions. And the Constitution does not discriminate against same-sex marriage. I will never vote in favor of same-sex marriage, but neither will I vote to take the ability to define the legal definition of marriage away from the states, or from the people."
- On his website, Steinhof says, "It would be wrong to leave our children with the enormous debt and to allow our government to steal liberties we have taken for granted from future generations."
- ↑ David Steinhof, "Meet David" June 26, 2012
- ↑ Associated Press, "Massachusetts Primary Results," accessed September 6, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "David Steinhof's Summary Report," accessed July 2, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Childs April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Childs July Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 David Steinhof for Congress, "Issues" August 11, 2012