Candidate Profile
Tom Spangler

Democrat , Indiana

Biography

Name
Tom Spangler
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

1
Indiana State AFL-CIO

Reported by Candidate

1
AFL-CIO

Selected Contributions

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Hoosiers First PAC, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, National Education Association, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, State Democratic Party Organizations

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

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. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Neutral

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

Neutral

12. 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

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

Disagree

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

To maintain a Gov't for the people. The people should not be servants of the Gov't, but the Gov't should serve the people. To bring an environment of peace and tranquility.

15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

We need to stop Abortion. To do this we need to define that life begins at Conception. Minimum Wage - We need to increase minimum wage to become a livable wage. It is not small business that is the problem, it is the large corporations that are making extra large profits at the expense of hard working Americans. Immigration - We need to secure our borders better. We need to provide a legal pathway to citizenship.

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

The life of a mother is endangered.

17. 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

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and Jesus Christ is my Savior. I believe that the Bible is the word of God and is without error.


Background

Education
  • Stautzenberger Business College, Toledo
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Fellowship Baptist Church, Deacon / Sunday School Teacher / Outreach Director
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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