Candidate Profile
Jonathan Steitz

Republican , Wisconsin


Jonathan Steitz
State Senator, Dist. 21

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Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund, Rick Esenberg, President & General Counsel, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Wisconsin Family Action PAC

Reported by Candidate

Wisconsin Family Action PAC Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC State Senator Tom Tiffany Rep. Joe Sanfelippo Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth Rick Esenberg President and GC of WILL

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Scott Walker







Other Information

He is a former Wisconsin Family Action board member.


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim, unless the candidate requests a typo change or we remove inappropriate language.

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.


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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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?

As Lord Acton famously stated, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Because America's Founders recognized the tendency of mankind to hoard power, they rightfully created a system of checks and balances so that no one person or branch of government has absolute power.

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, Congress, Supreme Court

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

I believe that life begins at conception and should be protected until natural death. As such, I am 100% pro-life.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian and am committed to our local church. Nothing is more important in my life than my relationship with Christ. It informs all other aspects of my life including my marriage, my parenting, my career and my approach to public service.


  • Northwestern University (Kellogg Sch. of Mgmt.), Evanston, IL, MBA, 2007
  • Nortwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL, JD, 2007
  • Greenville College, Greenville, IL, BS, 1996
Work & Military
  • Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., Investment Banking, 2012 - 2014
  • Latham & Watkins LLP, Attorney, 2007 - 2012
  • Cornerstone Audio and Management Group, Owner, 1997 - 2004
  • Wisconsin Family Action, Board Member
  • Republican Party of Kenosha County, Board Member
  • The Heartland Institute, Budget and Tax Policy Advisor
  • Living Light Christian Church, Member
  • The Federalist Society, Member
  • National Rifle Association, EPL Life Member
  • Conservation Club of Kenosha County, Member
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • State Senate, Sought 2011

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