Candidate Profile
Jack Sandlin

Republican , Indiana


Jack Sandlin
State Senator, Dist. 36

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Pence, Richard Mourdock, State Republican Party Organizations
Indiana Family


United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America







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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

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

Strongly Agree

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.


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

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.


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

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.


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


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


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


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


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

The individual rights of people.

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 the Creator; Voters; Consitution; Congress; Supreme Court.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe that life begins at conception and should be protected. If a circumstance was presented where the life of the mother was under threat I would want the mother to be able to make her own decision in that circumstance.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was Baptized at the age of 9 when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I am an active member of my church and try to be faithful in my life and service to my Christian values. “My life has prepared me for public service. Following high school, I started working at the Indianapolis Police Department. After a break to serve in the United States Army, I returned to the force as an Indianapolis Police Officer and worked in a variety of roles. Upon completing my police service, I retired as Deputy Chief of Investigations. “For the past two decades, I’ve operated Jack Sandlin & Associates, a firm involved in fraud examination, private investigation and security consulting. I serve on the Boards of numerous civic organizations, and as an active member and Trustee at Southport Presbyterian Church. Since 2010, I’ve proudly served on the Indianapolis City-County Council.

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 am an active participant in my community and serve on several not-for-profit boards. I was elected to two terms at the Perry Township Trustee and am in my second elected term on the Indianapolis City-County Council. I completed a career in the Indianapolis Police Department. There are many public sources of information available that would be consistent with the information I have outlined. My wife Lydia and I have been married for 41 years and lived in the same house in Indianapolis since 1983. We have one daughter and three grandchildren here in the community. I have consistently expressed my belief in limited government, lower taxes, and the protection of our community and individual freedoms.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 317-694-0391

Additional comment from candidate:

I would also like to thank you for taking time to review my information and I would ask that you support my candidacy with your vote for the Indiana State Senate District 36.


  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, MBA, 1997
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, BS, 1994
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, AS, 1997
Work & Military
  • Jack Sandln & Associates, President, 1995 -Current
  • Harrison & Moberly, Law Firm Administrator, 1993-1995
  • Indianapolis Police Dept, Officer, Deputy Chief, 1969-1973
  • US Army, Military Police E-5, 1970-1973
  • Vincennes University, Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Indiana University (Indianapolis), Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Perry Township Senior Services, Board of Directors
  • Central Indiana Youth for Christ, Board of Directors
  • Community Trust Foundation, Charter Member and Past President
  • Southport Presbyterian Church, Member and Board of Trustees
  • Perry Township/Southport Historical Society, Member and Board of Directors
  • Central Indiana Fraud Examiners, Member and Past President
  • Perry Township Trustee, Held 1997-2006
  • Indianapolis City-County Council, Held 2010-Current

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