Candidate Profile
Jim Pfaff

Republican , Indiana


Jim Pfaff
State Rep., Dist. 65

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Defending America's Values Everywhere







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.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


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 Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

The Founding Father's knew that the nature of mankind is not disposed toward moral good. They knew that moral good only comes through rigorous self-discipline informed by a strong moral code. Christian, Jew and even non-religious founders and thinkers who influenced our Constitution all believed the best moral code to inform that behavior was the Judeo-Christian ethic. Federalist #51 written by James Madison best describes what influenced the founders to limit and separate governmental power.

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 Voters (I take this to mean "The People") Constitution (more accurately, the Declaration states that when government abuses are so great, the people of right can form a new government that protects their rights) Congress Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a "Born Again" Christian. I believe that there is one God who is the God of the Bible. I believe the 66 books of the Bible are the inspired Word of God and provide the comprehensive code for life, morality and ethics. I believe Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father. I believe that all men are fallible and in need of a Savior. I believe the Christian should be charitable to all men notwithstanding their personal religious beliefs. And I believe the Christian ethic and institutions should be the primary provider of private charity--not the government.

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 a pro-life, pro-family conservative who believes in the protection of life from conception to natural death and that when we make marriage laws, they should be defined as the union of one man and one woman. I believe government should be limited at the federal level to only those functions as defined in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. I believe outside of those restrictions that any other government activities are left to the authority of the states and to the people per the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. I believe state government should also be limited and that local control by elected county, city and local governments is always the best, default place where government activities should take place. I believe in the principles of individual liberty and that all rights emanate from the people and are the province of "Nature and Nature's God" and not from the government.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 812-329-0218

Additional comment from candidate:



  • Indiana University, Bloomington/Indianapolis, English, 1989
  • The Webb School, Bell Buckle, TN, College Prep, 1983
  • Whiteland High School, Whiteland, IN, none, 1983
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Cong. Tim Huelskamp, Chief of Staff
  • Focus on the Family, Natl Representative of National Policy Councils
  • Colorado Family Institute, Exeuctive Director
  • Americans for Prosperity, Colorado, Founder, Executive Director
  • Bloomington, IN Btown Warehouse, Board Member
  • Indiana Family Institute, Grassroots Development
  • Opportunity Project of Indiana, Administrative Director
  • George Witwer for Governor, Campaign Manager
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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