Candidate Profile
Calvin Callahan

Republican , Wisconsin


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


Cathy Stepp, Don Friske, Republican Party of Lincoln County, Tommy G. Thompson

Reported by Candidate

Governor Tommy Thompson, DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, 35th State Rep. Don Friske, Sheriff Ken Schneider, Sheriff Jeff Jaeger, Lincoln County Republican Party


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?

As your question above says I believe that "human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death."


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.


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


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way is to remove government mandates from businesses and lower taxes. Taxes and over regulation are job killers. When President Trump's administration did both the U.S. economy took off. Governor Walker did the same thing in Wisconsin. In heavily taxed and regulated European countries unemployment rates are usually over 10%. In Wisconsin under Governor Walker's leadership it fell to a record low of 2.8% in April 2019.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

First and most important for government - get out of the way. Trillions have been spent and wasted on government stimulus projects in the past 100 years. They have all to some degree failed. The only permanent jobs government creates is government jobs. Taxes and regulations are job killers, except for the tax collectors and the regulators.

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?

Healthcare is another example of government failure. Healthcare costs have increased since Obamacare was passed. Healthcare costs should be transparent. I am a firm believer in free-market solutions. With more choice, competition, and transparency, Wisconsinites will get better access to health care at lower costs. Providers will have to compete for patients' business, resulting in higher quality and lower costs.

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.


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?

James Madison said in The Federalist Papers "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." Clearly people are not. The Founder's created checks and balances. Madison went on to state in Federalist #51 "The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself." We have drifted far from the Founders' intent with a powerful Federal government trampling state and individual rights.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christ follower.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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 conservative record on the Town of Wilson and the Lincoln County Boards. I led the fight against a proposed Wheel Tax in Lincoln County, unfortunately, the Progressives have control of our county board and it was adopted. In January of this year, I introduced a resolution making Lincoln County a Second Amendment Sanctuary county. It received widespread news coverage.

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

I was first elected to the Lincoln County Board in 2018 and am currently serving my second term as Supervisor for the 13th District. I also serve on my local town board in the Town of Wilson. I have the pleasure of sitting on many committees on behalf of the county. Some with vital importance, such as but not limited to; Administrative and Legislative committees. I was a Regional Field Director for the President's Campaign covering 13 counties in North Central Wisconsin. I resigned that position when I declared my candidacy for the Wisconsin Assembly.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: / 715-305-0032

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

I don’t plan to go to Madison looking for a fight, but I can guarantee I will never back down from one. Now more than ever, we need to stand up to preserve our freedoms and our bedrock conservative values. We need someone who won’t waver when it comes to doing what is right for Wisconsin. There should be no reason why your kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren can’t raise their families here at home, in northern Wisconsin.

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.

Strongly Agree

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


  • UW Marathon County, Wausau, BBA, 2022
Work & Military
  • Family Business - Pounder Home Construction, Manager/Laborer
  • Daigle Brothers Inc., Project Coordinator
  • Congressman Sean Duffy, Constituent Services
  • Republican Party of Wisconsin, Field Organizer
  • Republican Party of Lincoln County, Chairman
  • Wisconsin Trump Campaign, Regional Field Director
  • Lincoln County Supervisor, Held 4
  • Town of Wilson Supervisor, Held 2

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