Candidate Profile
Dave Heine

Republican , Indiana


Dave Heine
State Rep., Dist. 85

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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.

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.

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?

These words from the Declaration of Independence define our Founders beliefs. " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should not be allowed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My Christian values have been instilled in me by my faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have demonstrated my faith in all that I do in the business world, farming and community involvement.

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.

Family, friends, business leaders and fellow board members of the Lutheran Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Emanuel Lutheran Church and Central Lutheran School would be good references to my conservative beliefs and values.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 260/403-2221

Additional comment from candidate:

I believe with conservative principles, greater opportunities for future Hoosier generations can be realized, but it starts with protecting life, religious freedom and family values.


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, BS Accounting, 1979
  • New Haven High School, New Haven, 1975
  • Central Lutheran School, New Haven, 1971
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Lutheran Foundation, Vice-Chairman/Board of Directors
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Board of Directors
  • Central Lutheran School, Chairman/School Board
  • Emanuel Lutheran Church, Church Council/Chairman various Boards - 35 years
  • Emanuel Lutheran Church, Sunday School Teacher
  • New Haven Republican Central Committee, Chairman
  • Jefferson Township B, Elected Precinct Committeeman
  • Little League Baseball/Basketball/Soccer, Coach
  • Precinct Committeman, Held 4
  • State Representative - District 85, Sought Caucus - 2013

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