Candidate Profile
Steve Kestell

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Steve Kestell
Party
Republican
Race
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 27
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2013-14:  100%
Right to Life WI, 2013-14:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  90%

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters WI, 2013-2014:  34%
NARAL Pro-Choice WI, 2012:  F
Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI (PPAWI), 2012:  0%

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

2
Wisconsin Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Endsley, Scott Walker
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Associated Builders and Contractors, Glenn Grothman, Joe Leibham, Pro-Life Wisconsin

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

13%

LIBERAL

87%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and is the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

3. Because evolution is widely accepted, students should not be taught about intelligent design.

Strongly Disagree

4. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

6. States should require voters to show photo identification and prove citizenship in order to register to vote or to cast a vote.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Pure democracy is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

11. Who has the primary responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?

Parents

12. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I am still waiting for actual examples of valid exceptions, but as yet have seen none.

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

When given the opportunity, humans will amass, and eventually be corrupted by power. The main reason powers of our government are clearly defined, and seperated is to create a "check" on power by each branch over the other.

14. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Industry, Media, Academia, Professional Sports

15. Please list, up to six in number, the endorsements (groups or individuals) you would most like to promote.

Wisconsin Family Action, Wisc Right to Life, Pro life Wisc, Wisc. Farm Bureau,WMC, Wisc. Grocers

16. Please list your educational, military and vocational history, and any church and civic leadership positions held, and political positions held or sought.

Plymouth High School Attended LTC Managed Wisc Retail Stores for more than 20 years Howards Grove School Board 15 years Junior Achievement Instructor 4-H Project Leader 9 years Former President of HG Wrestling Club Board Mbr - Sheboygan County Family Resource Center Current Council Member - St. Peter's Evangelical Church Wisconsin State Assembly since 1999

17. What charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations have you been affiliated with as a member, contributor, or volunteer?

See above list


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