Candidate Profile
Jeff Keidel

Non-Partisan , Nebraska

Biography

Name
Jeff Keidel
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Member of the Legislature, Dist. 28
Incumbent
No
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Endorsements

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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.

Agree

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

Neutral

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.

Agree

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

Neutral

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

Disagree

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

Neutral

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Disagree

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.

Neutral

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

Strongly Disagree

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

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.

Agree

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

Disagree

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

The founders sought to create a weak national government as evidenced by the Articles of Confederation in effect prior to adoption of the Constitution. They were concerned that a strong national government would take power away from the states and be used to oppress the people. By creating three branches of Federal government, and limiting the power of those branches, they were trying to ensure that no branch would come to dominate the others.

17. 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.

Agree

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.

Constitution Voters Congress Supreme Court Media

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

While the phrase "separation between church and state" does not appear in the Constitution, this term coined by Jefferson, has been referenced by the Supreme Court on at least 25 different occasions and is a fundamental principle of American democracy. I do not believe that a discussion of a candidates personal spiritual beliefs have a legitimate place in the electoral process unless they specifically affect the positions a candidates takes on particular issues.


Background

Education
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska, B.S., 1990
  • Thunderbird AGSIM, Glendale, AZ, MBA, 1996
Work & Military
  • US Peace Corps, Rural Development Volunteer, 2
Affiliations
  • United Methodist Church, member
  • National Association of Returned Peace Corps Vount, member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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