Candidate Profile
Janel Brandtjen

Republican , Wisconsin


Janel Brandtjen
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 22

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

Right to Life WI, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  90%, 90%
National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2016:  83%



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations WI (AFL-CIO WI), 2015-16:  13%, 13%
League of Conservation Voters WI, 2015-16:  11%, 11%





Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund, Voices of Conservative Women PAC

Reported by Candidate

Don Pridemore - State Representative Pro-Life Wisconsin Waukesha County Taxpayers Association Tim Michalak Washington County Supervisor Matthew Gehrke Lisbon Town Chairman Hartford Area Taxpayers Association

Selected Contributions


Alberta Darling, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Scott Walker







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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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?

Absolute power will corrupt.

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, Almighty has the most power.

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

No, Life is Life.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

We are a Lutheran Family.


  • UWM-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Finance, 1988
  • UWM-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Marketing, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Christ for Africa, Fundraising Chair
  • Immanuel Lutheran, Fundraising Chair
  • Aquinas Academy, Fundraising Chair
  • Menomonee Falls Community Chamber, Membership Board
  • WI Assembly #22, Held 2014-2016
  • Waukesha County Board, Held 2008-2016

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