Candidate Profile
Kristen Selzer

Republican , Colorado

Biography

Name
Kristen Selzer
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 20
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Pro-life groups
 

Other Information

Colorado Right to Life: "Kristen Selzer... has responded to the survey and rigorously affirmed that he is pro-life." Pikes Peak Coalition for Life survey: Answered pro-life to all questions. NRA Grade: AQ

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Neutral

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

18. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

The founders had a realistic assessment of human nature which philosophers called a "negative anthropology" and Christians call "sin nature." In short, humans are expected to be self-centered, and only through their contact with family, church, synagogue and a moral civil society do these "burrs" of self get rubbed off. The separation and limitation of powers was conceived because the Founders were realistic, knowing that humans desire power, self-aggrandizement and wealth.

19. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God > Constitution > voters > Supreme Court/Congress

20. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I am pro-life, believing that life starts at conception.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an evangelical Christian who attended a Christian college -- Wheaton, in Illinois. I have tried to live a moral and upright life in according with Biblical teaching. Though I inevitably fail, God's love and grace is all I need.


Background

Education
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, PhD, MA
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, MA
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, BA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • SCORE, volunteer or member
  • Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, volunteer or member
  • Colorado Jewish Republicans, volunteer or member
  • Christian Coalition, volunteer or member
  • Yale-Harvard Club, volunteer or member
  • Farm Bureau, volunteer or member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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