Delina DiSanto

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
U.S. House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
self employed
BSN at Arizona State University
Spouse, David; Son, David jr; Daughter, Dakota
I grew up with strong democratic values from a single mother and Irish immigrant grandmother and 6 brothers and sisters. My mom worked 2-3 jobs. I know the struggles of putting a roof over your head, food on the table, caring for each other, and caring for neighbors. We lived in a low-income neighborhood and understood our neighbors plight. I was taught the JFK values of ask what I can do for my country and be accountable. I'm a RN, small business owner, and I worked for US Senator. I'm fed up with politicians who work for their interests and not work for the people. We face serious challenges. I'm running to face those challenges and work with leaders who want to move us forward.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws. O* We must pass The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, that Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy introduced in 2005, to assure strong immigration reform.
2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. O* I am Pro-Choice. Roe vs Wade has already been decided by Supreme Court. Note: as RN, I've seen babies born at 28 weeks and survive.
3. Making permanent the tax relief provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. O* Makes small reductions to income tax rates for most individual tax brackets and significantly reduces the income tax rate for corporations. Fair to low-income people?
4. Interpreting the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than adhering to the framers’ original intent or text. O* As James Madison said: the Constitution would be reduced to a battleground of competing factions, political passion and partisan spirit. We need balance and fairness.
5. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. S
6. Requiring a health care practitioner to provide medical care to a baby born alive who survives an attempted abortion. S* Gotcha question! We already have in 2002, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act reaffirms infanticide is already illegal in every state. I support that law.
7. Enacting federal tax credits for donations to state-based scholarship programs to provide educational options such as private or homeschools. O* I believe we must provide full public school funding. Our education system has failed low-income, people of color.
8. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year. O* A balance budget amendment would amplify any negative economic shock to the economy and would thereby turn run-of-the-mill recessions into disasters. Oversight is more important.
9. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions. S* Federal dollars don't pay for abortions. Medicaid reimburses Planned Parenthood’s doctors and nurses for the preventive medical services, including lifesaving cancer screenings, HIV testing
10. Extending the 1982 deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. S* ERA would provide a fundamental legal remedy against sex discrimination by guaranteeing that constitutional rights may not be denied or abridged on account of sex.
11. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. S* Because of Federal loophole, domestic abusers, people with violent criminal records, and people prohibited for mental health reasons can easily buy guns from unlicensed sellers.
12. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. O* Businesses never have the right to refuse or turn away customers because of their race, gender, age, nationality or religion. Civil Rights Act prevents discrimination.