Candidate Profile
Mel Pittman

Republican , Wisconsin


Mel Pittman
State Senator, Dist. 31

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Scott Walker, Sheila Harsdorf







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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


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.

No Answer

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


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


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?

man's ego and power of control of others

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.

1-God 2-Constitution 3-supreme court 4-congress

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

abortion is taking a life, no except for example of an ectopic pregnancy which will not make it to term and will also result in loss of mother's life.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God is in charge, we are here to obey God's commandments, enjoy life and respect and serve others.


  • U-W River Falls, River Falls, B/S, 1976
  • High School, Plum City, yes, 1972
Work & Military
  • Hiawatha Valley Toastmasters, competent communicator, 2011-2013
  • UW-Extension Madison, WACEC State Board President
  • Pierce County Republican Party, member
  • NRA, member
  • WI Farm Tech Days State BOD, board member
  • ELLSworth Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Farm Bureau, BOD and past-president
  • Wi Farm Tech Days Show, Executive Chairman / 1200 volunteers
  • Pierce County Supervisor, Held 2004-2014
  • none

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