Candidate Profile
Curt Nisly

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Curt Nisly
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  85%, 83%
Americans for Prosperity IN (AFP IN), 2015-16:  83%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2016:  17%, 40%

40%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Indiana Right to Life National Federation of Independent Business Hoosiers Against Common Core Gun Owners of America Lunchpail Republicans Indiana Family Action PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Marlin Stutzman, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
David Ober, Marlin Stutzman, State Republican Party Organizations

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
International Union of Operating Engineers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Summary

29%

LIBERAL

71%

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. 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. There should be strict enforcement of federal and state laws prohibiting the distribution of obscene pornography, including over the Internet.

Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Agree

16. Local governments have the authority to regulate sexually oriented businesses; in addition, there should be statewide legislation that would place some minimal regulations on the industry.

Agree

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?

Because humans are imperfect, absolute power should not be entrusted to one or even a few, but should be spread among many with competing interests. "If men were angels, no government would be necessary" -James Madison, Federalist 51.

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?

No

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

All men are created equal.


Background

Education
  • Woodlawn Christian School, Goshen, IN, High School, 1989
Work & Military
  • C-Tech Solutions, Inc., President, 10
Affiliations
  • Project Promise, Board Member
  • MDC Goldenrod, Volunteer
  • Global Childrens Assistance, Board Member
  • Elkhart County Republican Party, Precinct Committeeman
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2
 

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