Candidate Profile
Jim Engstrand

Republican , Wisconsin


Jim Engstrand
State Senator, Dist. 28

Panel Rating*

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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.


*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.


*Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund, *Wisconsin Right to Life

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State Republican Party Organizations (2012)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim, unless the candidate requests a typo change or we remove inappropriate language.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?



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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Create a friendly business atmosphere, ensure education prepares our kids for entering the work force starting in high school. Additionally we need to make social welfare programs a hand up not a way of life. People who are functionally capable of doing work should work and should be encouraged to work, policy should entice all to be productive in the work force.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reduce Taxes, Reduce unnecessary regulations that are barriers to business development and job creation. It should never pick winners and losers just make the playing field level.

Religious Liberty

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

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

Strongly Agree


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

Strongly Disagree

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

I believe we need to make healthcare more competitive and personal to the individual. Instead of healthcare being associate with the employer it should be associated with the individual so that the policy follows the individual and avoids disruption of coverage creating a possible pre-existing condition, this would eliminate that from occurring.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree


I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


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

Strongly Agree

George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

First I believe the founders were blessed with divine providence by God. They had the foresight to limit the powers of the Federal Government and leave the states with the ability to make decisions on issues in an independent manner with the exception of National Security and just a few enumerated powers listed in the Constitution. So I believe Gods almighty hand was at work.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ the Son of God was incarnate by the virgin Marry came to earth was crucified and died and rose on the 3rd day from the dead to save all mankind if only they profess that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Redeemer. I am a Christian member of the Lutheran Missouri Synod. I believe in the bible and that it is the True Word of God and his commandments. I believe that all of the human race is made in the image of God and that we are his Children. I also believe we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. I am a Sinner but believe that Jesus Christ innocent suffering and death on the cross has saved me from certain damnation. I believe their is a heaven and that Jesus will come again to Judge the quick and the dead and on that day we'll go to heaven or hell.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2012 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Republican Primary, 2018 General Election

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.

My Facebook account has different postings on a multitude of issues which would identify as very conservative opinion.

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

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Winona State University, I have 27 years of Military Experience as an Enlisted member and Officer, started out as a PFC (E3) retired as a full Colonel (O6). I also have worked my way up from the lowest level in business to a Chief Operations Officer in a Healthcare Company and the Owner of Multiple Businesses in the following area (Agriculture / Dairy Farming, Emergency Response State and National Medical Disaster Medical Plans and Operations, Health Care (Occupational, Urgent Care & Pediatric Medicaid Dentistry).

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 414 875 0536

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

I am a Christian , Constitutional Conservative. I have 2 Children both served in the Military . Both have Children. I was born and raised in Wisconsin on a Dairy Farm in Buffalo County Wisconsin. My Brothers and Mom and I still own that farm and hunt and fish on it yet today. I will govern based on a strict adherence to Constitutional Principle from a set of Christian and Conservative morals and shaped by those values I was raised with as a Christian and Conservative. I will be direct, transparent and I will always pursue successful completion of those issues I promised the voters I would work toward getting implemented. I am PRO Business, Pro Pro Person Hood, Pro 2A & Constitution, I am a small Government advocate and believe in merit and competition as a means of reaching the best results in any environment. I will strongly advocate for School Performance Improvements here in Wisconsin as well as PRO Safety and Security in our communities with full support to our Police and Fire.

Judicial Philosophy

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

Strongly Disagree

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


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

Strongly Agree

2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


  • Liberty University, Virginia, MBA
  • Winona State University, Winona, BS, 1992
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, COLONEL, 27
  • Concentra Medical, Area Operations Director, 1
  • Independent Defense Consultant Medical Operations, Owner, 2
  • Community Dental Partners, COO, 2
  • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, Church Elder
  • TEA Party, Member
  • Republican Party, Vice - Co-Chair Goodhue Cty
  • Congressman John Kline Campaign, Executive Committee member
  • Mn House Rep Steve Drazkowski, Campaign Chairmen
  • United Way Campaign Chair, Leader for American Family Insurance
  • American Legion, Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member
  • None
  • U.S. Congress TX Dist 36, Sought 2012

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