Candidate Profile
William Penterman

Republican , Wisconsin


William Penterman
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 37

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Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund, Wisconsin Family Action PAC, Wisconsin Right to Life

Other Information

Ballotpedia Questionnaire  Source
6/23/2021 AAUW Candidate Forum video  Source


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

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   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None. Life is sacred and should be protected. To make exceptions is a slippery slope.


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   

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

(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.

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   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)

National Security

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

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   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.


Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Anyone, as long as they go through the legal process in place.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. Jesus was both true God and true man, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross to pay for the sins of the world. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.


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   

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

I am uniquely qualified for this office because I have worked in the state assembly. I have seen, firsthand, how good public policy oftentimes doesn’t see the light of day, because it gets obstructed by people’s egos, or the theory that “It’ll never pass” because we have a Democrat governor. I don’t care who the governor is, or what the political implications are. I will fight for what is right and promote good public policy.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


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

I am a lifelong Conservative Republican dedicated to serving my community, my church, and my country. My background on the farm taught me the value of hard work, my time in the United States Army instilled in me a heart for service, and my work at the State Capitol has shown me where we can improve. As your representative I will fight to protect the unborn, get Wisconsin back to work, safeguard our communities from criminals, preserve our 2nd Amendment rights, and ensure integrity in our elections.

Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

You must be a citizen of the United States, and you must not be a felon.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Election Reform Protecting Religious Freedoms Lowering Taxes

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Racism is sin, and all sin is a threat to the hearts and souls of all humankind. It is impossible to stop all sins. Human nature is inherently corrupt.


  • Ripon College, Ripon, Bachelor of Arts, 2018
Work & Military
  • United States Army, Specialist, 5
  • Kiwanis Club of Columbus, Member
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Treasurer
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Stewardship Board Member
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Usher
  • Columbia County Republican Party, Membership Chair
  • Young Americans for Freedom (Ripon College Chapter, Founder/President
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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