Candidate Profile
David Kolbe

Democrat , Indiana

Biography

Name
David Kolbe
Party
Democrat
Race
State Rep., Dist. 22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Democratic 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.

Disagree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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

Disagree

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

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.

Agree

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

Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Disagree

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.

Disagree

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

Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Disagree

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.

Neutral

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

Agree

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

Disagree

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.

Disagree

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

Power without restraints leads to tyranny.

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.

Providence, will of the people, constitution, legislature, courts

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

Abortion as a wholesale form of birth control is unacceptable. In the instances of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is at stake, it should be the woman's choice.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christ follower.


Background

Education
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso,IN, J.D., 1981
  • Indiana University, South Bend, IN, B.A., 1977
Work & Military
  • attorney, same, 33
Affiliations
  • Christian Legal Society, member
  • Kosciusko Community YMCA, board member, president
  • Right to Life of Northern Indiana, board member
  • Democrats for Life of America, national board member, member
  • City County Athletic Complex, board member
  • Warsaw Housing Authority, member
  • Center for International Legal Studies, Senior Visiting Professor
  • Kosciusko County Juvenile Justice Task Force,, vice president, member
Offices
  • Prosecuting Attorney Kosciusko County, Held 4
  • Kosciusko County Council
 

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