Candidate Profile
Chip Maxwell

Republican , Nebraska


Chip Maxwell
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

Panel Rating

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Nebraskans United for Life

Reported by Candidate

None. I am running against the establishment.

Other Information

See Nebraska Right to Life Candidate Survey.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.


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.


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.

God Constitution Congress Supreme Court Voters (could place them above Congress and Supreme Court based on ability to amend Constitution)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Save mother's life.

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

The desire for liberty. It is best protected by a system that divides and limits the powers of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a lifelong Catholic and conservative, social as well as fiscal. I've had some conservatives tell me I would have a glittering political career if I would drop that "pro-life crap." For me it's a package deal. My conservatism is not just intellectual. It also comes from my heart and soul. It comes from my Christian faith.

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.

State Senator: voted against state sales/income tax increases and use of embryos and fetuses for medical research; voted for vouchers, charter schools, and other educational reforms; voted for concealed carry. County Commissioner: county property tax went up 6 of 7 years prior to my joining board in 2005; as candidate I vowed that would not happen on my watch, and it didn't; we made tough decisions and found ways to make spending match revenue without raising the county property tax. Advocate for pro-life, pro-business, and pro-family causes. Well-known positions over 15 years of hosting talk-radio shows. Self-published book Fix It Now: Rediscover the Constitution and Get America Out of Its Fiscal Death Spiral. It's at and at

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 402-513-7503

Additional comment from candidate:

Excerpt from stump speech: I have proven that when I go into the bubble of government headquarters, I do not become a creature of the bubble. I’m the same guy inside that bubble that I am out here with you. I have scar tissue from battling Democrats and sometimes Republicans in the political arena. But I always have been able to look into my children’s eyes, and into the eyes of my constituents, and I say I did not forget you, I did not let you down, I did not betray you. Never have, never will. I am the tested and trusted conservative fighter you need in that political arena battling for you.


  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, J.D., 1992
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, M.Stud., 1987
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, B.A., 1984
Work & Military
  • TS Bank, trust officer, 2013-14
  • Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector, executive director, 2011-12
  • Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research, executive director, 2005-10
  • Jesuit Academy, development director, 2000-04
  • Fatherhood-Family Initiative, executive director
  • Creighton Prep, communication committee for capital campaign
  • St. Cecilia Cathedral Parish, co-chair annual banquet and other volunteer activi
  • Talk Radio, host of live call-in shows on KFAB and other stati
  • Omaha Citizen Patrol, neighborhood watch group
  • YMCA, youth baseball coach
  • Pine Street Inn, homeless shelter in Boston
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps, teacher/coach in Third World Jesuit mission school
  • Nebraska state senator, Held 2001-04
  • Douglas County commissioner, Held 2005-08
  • Omaha City Council, Sought 2009

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