Candidate Profile
Dean Knudson

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Dean Knudson
Party
Republican
Race
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 30
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  100%, 100%
Right to Life WI, 2015-16:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2016:  83%

95%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters WI, 2015-16:  11%, 29%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations WI (AFL-CIO WI), 2015-16:  7%, 8%
NARAL Pro-Choice WI, 2012:  F

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

3
Wisconsin Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Wisconsin Family Action PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Scott Walker, Sheila Harsdorf, State Republican Party Organizations, Ted Cruz
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Associated Builders and Contractors, National Rifle Association, Pro-Life Wisconsin, Scott Walker, State Republican Party Organizations

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
International Union of Operating Engineers, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
International Union of Operating Engineers, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

29%

LIBERAL

71%

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.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

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.

Disagree

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

The parents

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

No.

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

Within human nature is the tendency to seek power and control that would encroach on the freedoms of others. James Madison and his colleagues recognized this challenge, that the government must be strong enough to protect the rights of the governed, but in turn the government itself must be held in check.

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

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

No answer

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

STATE REPRESENTATIVE 2011- HUDSON MAYOR 2008-2010 HUDSON CITY COUNCIL 1996-2002 PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION HUDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE ST CROIX BUSINESS PARK BOARD HUDSON DAYBREAK ROTARY CLUB, PAST PRESIDENT HUDSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & TOURISM BUREAU, PAST PRESIDENT HUDSON SENIOR GRADUATION PARTY, PAST CHAIRMAN TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD Veterinarian and small business owner

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

Rotary Chamber of Commerce Trinity Lutheran Church YMCA PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS UNITED WAY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HUDSON BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION HUDSON BOOSTERS


Background

Education
  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA, DVM, 1986
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 1979
Work & Military
  • Veterinary Service Corp, VP, 25
  • St Croix Valley Professionals, President, 19
Affiliations
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, past Church Council member
  • Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club, past President
  • Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce, past President
  • Hudson SAFE, past co-chair
  • St Croix Valley Christians for Life, member
  • St Croix Business Park Corporation, director
  • St Croix County Republican Party, past chairman
  • 3rd District Republican Party, past finance chairman
Offices
  • Mayor, City of Hudson, Held 3
  • State Representative, Held 3
  • City Council, Sought 6
 

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