Candidate Profile
Luke Dretske

Republican , Wisconsin


Luke Dretske
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 41

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

Reported by Candidate

Richard Schramer, Mayor of Berlin, Keith Hess, County Supervisor, Jim Lehr, Berlin City Council President, Benjamin Morrison, Ripon Alderman, Roberta Pantaleo, Mayor of Adams, Dennis Mulder, County Supervisor

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019)







*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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.


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


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.

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

(Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

(Did not answer)

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.


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.


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.


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

(Did not answer)

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.


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


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


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


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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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?


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

Delegate for the Green Lake County Republican Party, President of the Ripon College Republican Party, and the Treasurer for the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans.

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

Luke is heavily involved in the Student Government at Ripon College. First elected as Secretary and later elected President of the Student Senate. In addition, Luke currently serves as the President of the Ripon College Republicans. ? Luke also serves on many other roles at Ripon College such as on the Budget Committee for the whole campus as well as serving on the Faculty committee. Also serving as the Vice-President of the International Relations Club and being on Dean’s List every semester. ? In the Summer of 2019, Luke was selected to be an intern for Wisconsin Senator, Senator Ron Johnson. He worked alongside policy experts in Washington D.C. ? In 2019, Luke was appointed the Vice-Chair of the Northeastern region of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. In 2020, he was elected as the Treasurer for the Wisconsin Federation of Colleg

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

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

(Did not answer)

Judicial Philosophy

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


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.



  • Ripon College, Ripon, Bachelors in Science, 2021
  • Berlin High School, Berlin, Diploma, 2017
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans, Treasurer; Former Regional Vice-chair
  • Ripon College Republicans, President; former Vice-President
  • Student Senate, President; Former Secretary
  • Campus Christian Fellowship, Senator
  • Ripon College Faculty Committee, Student Representative
  • Green Lake County Republican Party, Delegate
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Member
  • Ripon College Budget Committee, Student Representative
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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