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Ken Rynes

Republican , Wisconsin


Ken Rynes
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 51

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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.


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.


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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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 Agree

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.


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

The tendency to become proprietary and authoratative over time with naturally aggressive personalities overrunning the passives. The founders through their own life experiences knew the voice of the people can never be heard without checks and balances in governing. They also realized the peoples voice would become problematic if not steep in the morals of a society that worshiped a God.

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, Academia, Congress, Supreme Court, Industry.

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

Yes, in the case of mother's well being or rape/incest.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe there is a necessity, for the success of this country and the world, that people have a God in their life. My God may not be the same as yours but you need to have that moral and spiritual compass for the sake of all. I pity anyone that can watch the birth of a child, or a sunrise or sunset and not believe that there is a higher power at work.


  • Southwest Technical College, Fennimore, Wi., Master Plumber, 1994
  • Central Texas College, Okinawa, Japan, na, 1986
Work & Military
  • U.S. Marine Corps, Sgt./ E-5, 1983-1987
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Sgt./ E-5, 2007-2010
  • American Legion, State Commander 2013-2014
  • Southwest Technical College, Joint Apprenticeship committee
  • Ithaca High School, Head softball coach
  • Willow Valley United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees
  • Southwest Wis. Marine Corps Association, Vice President
  • Richland County Republican Party, Member
  • None
  • None

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