Candidate Profile
Jack Bergman

Republican , Michigan


Jack Bergman
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Michigan Right to Life


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Industry, Academia, Professional Sports, Media

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the life of the mother is at risk based on her decision.

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

The natural tendency of those in control of the government is to consolidate their power against the will of the people. The Founders understood that tendency, and thus they created a separation of powers, both balancing authority within the branches of the federal government and balancing authority between the states and Washington. Our form of government has protected our free society and made us an exceptional nation in the world.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the Bible is the true word of God and that Jesus Christ died to save the world from our sins. I believe that we are all unique children of God full of potential.

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.

Hard work and commitment to being the best made the United States the most exceptional nation in the world. Those are the principles that have guided my life. Americans know how to live their lives better than Washington does. I have dedicated my entire career too supporting and defending the Constitution.

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


Additional comment from candidate:



  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, BA, 1969
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, MBA, 1975
Work & Military
  • USMC (active and reserve), Lt. General, 40
  • VFW, Life Member
  • ROA, Life Member
  • MCRA, Life Member
  • MCA, Life Member
  • MCAA, Life Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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