Candidate Profile
Chuck Goodrich

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Chuck Goodrich
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 29
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

5
Indiana Farm Bureau, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Manufacturing Assoc., Associated Contractors and Builders IN/KY

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
12
Associated Builders and Contractors, Donald Trump, Josh Hawley, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Luke Messer, Mike Pence and 6 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Associated Builders and Contractors, Hoosiers for Quality Education

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

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

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

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

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

As a matter of public policy, I support protecting the unborn and their rights with very few exceptions. Further, I am strongly opposed to the use of taxpayer dollars supporting abortion resources.

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

The Founders recognized that in order to govern himself equitably, man had to create separate and independent legislative, executive, and judicial branches. They recognized that this separation was man's best defense against tyranny. They realized that without self-imposed limitations the edifice of government would overwhelm the power of the common man and in defense of the individual, they structured separate but equal powers to balance the power of the common man with that of the government

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who believes that Jesus, the Son of God, died for my salvation. I believe in a just, loving, holy, righteous and unchanging God. I believe that the Bible is the word of God and that its teachings are timeless and universal. I strive to follow the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ, who instructed in Matthew 22:36-39 that the greatest commandments are as follows: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My lifetime of leadership in the business world and the support I have given to conservative candidates at the local, state, and federal level establish my conservatism.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to insure that we have an educated, trained, and trainable workforce capable of contributing to a 21st century economy. We must prepare citizens for success in academia and in the workplace. We must embrace the ideal that work is a foundation of every individual's dignity. We must provide opportunities of every man and woman to earn their share of the American Dream through hard work, fair opportunity and career and financial advancement based on merit and achievement. We must never allow voluntary absence from the workforce to be as financially rewarding as participation in it.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Individuals should be educated about their health options and should be empowered to take control of their own health care. I believe in the further promulgation of Health Savings Accounts as a means to that end. I believe in breaking down arbitrary barriers such as state boundaries that prevent individuals from shopping for the best protection for themselves and their families. I believe in well educated consumers with options and free markets that lead to choices for every individual.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should create a level playing field for all economic competitors, minimize tax rates and regulations, and then absent itself from the process of “boosting the economy”. The most important role that government should play in boosting the economy is ensuring that every employer has access to an educated, trained, and trainable workforce. It should not insert itself into the economic competition between competitive entities. Managing the environment in which these companies work (specifically tax and regulatory), and ensuring a competent workforce is the limit of the role government should play in boosting the economy.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am passionate about creating opportunities for people in the 29th District and across Indiana. I will always put the taxpayer’s interest ahead of the tax spender. I am a Conservative Christian who eagerly serves my church and my community. I fully and unapologetic-ally support our 2nd Amendment rights and the Pro-Life community. I have lived and worked in Noblesville for 20 years and was named the Business Person of the Year by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce in 2012. During my tenure, we have created more than 700 jobs at Gaylor Electric while establishing nationally award-winning internships for high school and college students. The greatest challenge Indiana’s roaring economy faces is the lack of a skilled workforce. Providing nationally award-winning training is my passion at Gaylor Electric, and I will bring that same passion to the Statehouse. My priorities will also include economic development, jobs, education, and personal liberty.

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

cgoodrich@gaylor.com

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

N/A


Background

Education
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Bachelors, 1993
  • Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN, Associates, 1990
Work & Military
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Electrical Apprentice, 4
Affiliations
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, 2017 National Chair
  • Purdue Construction Advisory Committee, former Chair
  • Riverview Health Foundation, former Chair
  • White River Christian Church, Member
  • David's Well - Mission, Director
  • Good Samaritan Network, Contributor
  • Prevail, Contributor
Offices
  • N/A
  • N/A
 

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