Candidate Profile
Erin Houchin

Republican , Indiana


Erin Houchin
U.S. Rep., Dist. 9

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  73%, 73%



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2015:  31%




Reported by Candidate


Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Todd Young
Ann PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, CMR, Conservatives Restoring Excellence PAC, Foxx PAC, Fund for American Exceptionalism and 14 more







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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.

1. God, 2. Voters, 3. Constitution, 4. Supreme Court & Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of the mother

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

It is in the fallen nature of mankind to desire power, and once obtained, to abuse power. Recognizing this, the founders ingeniously and prudently designed a system to check and balance power among co-equal branches of government. Additionally, the system recognizes that rights are God given and belong to the people, and any limitation on those rights must come by consent of the people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, and as such I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God, and my savior. My faith is the foundation of my public service, and informs everything I do.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I have worked to advance conservative principles since my involvement with the Young Republicans. I served as vice-chair of my local party, and 9th District Chair of the Indiana GOP. During my tenure in the Indiana Senate, I have maintained a 100% voting record on pro-life issues, have supported all second amendment legislation, fought for a balanced budget amendment to our state Constitution, and fought for small businesses and job creators by supporting a balanced budget without raising taxes. I've fought for conservative principles my entire life, and I'll continue to do so in Congress.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this survey.


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, BA, 2001
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC, MA, 2011
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Mount Tabor Christian Church, Member, Sunday School Teacher, Worship Leader
  • Worth the Wait, Volunteer, past
  • Indiana Republican Party, 9th District Chairman, past
  • Indiana Federation of Republican Women, 9th District Chairman
  • Washington County Republican Party, Vice-Chairman, past
  • CARE Pregnancy Center, Contributor
  • The Indiana Leadership Forum, Member, Class President
  • Pied Piper Children's Theater, Contributor
  • Indiana State Senator, Held 2014-Present
  • Indiana State Senator, Sought 2014

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