Candidate Profile
Mike Gaskill

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Mike Gaskill
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 26
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Indiana Right to Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Disagree

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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?

When the life of the mother is at risk.

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

James Madison summed this up in The Federalist No. 51. "If men were angels, no government would be necessary... In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus was God in the flesh, that he died for our sins, that he rose from the grave, and that by believing in him we are saved. We receive eternal life through our faith in Jesus, not because of our merit, but rather because of his grace and mercy.

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?

Very Conservative

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

Madison County Council repeal of the Wheel Tax in 2012 Madison County Council budget votes of 2012 and 2017 Madison County Council defunding of Health Department needle exchange program in 2017

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Fewer Regulartions Lower Taxes Workforce Development Welfare Limitations

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

Many of the problems we face in healthcare have been caused by government. The first step should be to remove the barriers that have limited consumer choice and to encourage providers to re-enter the marketplace.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Fewer Regulations Lower Taxes Workforce Development

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

I graduated with honors from Anderson University in 1987 with two majors (accounting and computer science) in only 3 1/2 years. I worked for Praxair in Indianapolis for 7 years in several accounting, information technology, and management positions. In 1993, I started an insurance and financial services business in Anderson. In addition to my private sector experience, I have served as a school board member and most recently as a Madison County Councilman.

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

mikegaskill.4indiana26@gmail.com 765-778-8923

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

I have the courage to govern as a conservative regardless of the pressure that the media, liberal special interest groups, or others in government might try to exert on me to the contrary.


Background

Education
  • Anderson University, Anderson, IN, BA, 1987
Work & Military
  • Self Employed, Insurance Agent, 25
Affiliations
  • First Baptist Church of Anderson IN, Trustee
Offices
  • Madison County Council, Held 3
  • South Madison School Board, Held 5
 

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