Candidate Profile
Todd Tiahrt

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Todd Tiahrt
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
State Rep. Steve Brunk State Rep. Les Osterman Kansas Federation of College Republicans Kansas Young Republicans

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
18
Bob Latta, Brian Bilbray, Concerned Women for America, Duncan D. Hunter, Heather Wilson, Jeff Fortenberry and 12 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
27
America's Foundation PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Buckeye Patriot PAC, Citizens United, Concerned Women for America, Conservative Victory Fund and 21 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, American Wind Energy Association, Americans for the Arts, International Association of Firefighters, National Air Traffic Controllers Association and 2 more

Summary

16%

LIBERAL

84%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA - A grade (http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2014/kansas.aspx). National Key Votes from Project Vote Smart: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/21953/todd-tiahrt#.U7_yHTNOXcc

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. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

12. 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.

No Answer

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

Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

Man’s misguided will to control others and force them into certain beliefs and behaviors were and are the impetus for our system of governance that seeks to protect liberty and freedom. The history of oppression by kings and the ruling class brought settlers to our shores. They sought freedom to worship and freedom from economic oppression. When those restrictions followed them here they decided to establish a system by which those types of oppression could no longer be a factor.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Prolife issues: I originally became involved in politics through the prolife movement. One of the most important things we can do as a nation is to ensure that the most vulnerable among us are protected. Liberty: We are a freedom loving nation but our government is placing more burdens on us every day whether it is Obamacare or other onerous regulations. Government needs to get out of the way so that Americans can excel and achieve the American dream. Jobs/Economy: Our economy is suffering & jobs are leaving Kansas. We need representation to fight for our local economy. The 4th District has lost half of its major aircraft companies. Leadership is essential to keeping jobs here – that is something I did when I was in Congress. The government has outsourced those high-paying, high-quality defense jobs to overseas companies - something I oppose. I will fight to remove barriers created by the government including: regulation, energy policy, healthcare, legal reform, taxes & trade.

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

No, when a mother’s life is in danger during a pregnancy, both the mother and child should be treated equally.

18. 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. Congress and the Supreme Court are intended to be co-equal powers in a system of checks and balances Congress is ultimately answerable to the voters.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who believes that we will one day be accountable to our creator for the life we live here. All that we do and what we are is important – all that is said and done in this life should be done with eternity in mind. I believe that we are called to always strive toward a more righteous and moral existence – one that mirrors the example of Christ.


Background

Education
  • Evangel University, Springfield, MO, Bachelors in Business, 1975
  • Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, MBA, 1980
Work & Military
  • Boeing Company, Proposal Manager, 14
  • US Congress, Congressman, 16
  • Tiahrt, LLC, Owner, 4
Affiliations
  • The Assembly at Goddard, Church Member
  • House of Hope, Contributor
  • Catholic Charities, Contributor
  • Students for Life, Contributor
  • Susan B. Anthony List, Contributor
  • Kansans for Life, Contributor
  • Kansas Family Policy Council, Contributor
Offices
  • Kansas State Senate, Held 2
  • US Congressman, Held 16
  • US Senate, Sought 2010
 

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