Candidate Profile
Mark Born

Republican , Wisconsin


Mark Born
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 39

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Conservative Organizations

Right to Life WI, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  90%, 95%
National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2016:  80%



Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters WI, 2015-16:  11%, 31%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations WI (AFL-CIO WI), 2015-16:  13%, 6%





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

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Scott Fitzgerald, Scott Walker
Associated Builders and Contractors, Gary Tauchen, Glenn Grothman, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Robin Vos, State Republican Party Organizations







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.

Strongly 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 Agree

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


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


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

potential to abuse power

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

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

Pro-Life WI, WI Right to Life, WI Hunters Rights Coalition, WI Family Action PAC, National Rifle Association, and State Representative Joel Kleefish.

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

BA Political Science and History from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN. Raised in First Ev. Lutheran Church Beaver Dam, current member of St. John's Lutheran Church Beaver Dam. Served on Youth Ministry Committee, Lutheran Brotherhood Group past officer, taught sunday school, played in church dartball league. Past chairman Republican Party of Dodge County. Dodge County Cordinator for Bush 2004 and Walker 2010. Past Vice-President of Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association. Current Vice-President of The Dodge County Historical Society. Current Board member and instructor for Leadership Beaver Dam program. Served four years on the Beaver Dam Common Counil as the representative of ward 9.

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

Republican Party of Dodge County, Republican Party of WI, NRA, Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Assoc., Dodge County Historical Society, Leadership Beaver Dam, Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Dam Area Arts Assoc., Downtown Beaver Dam Inc., Beaver Dam Children's Radiothon, American Cancer Society,YMCA of Dodge County, Beaver Dam Community Hospital Foundation.


  • Beaver Dam High School, Beaver Dam WI, yes, 1994
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN, BA, 1998
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Dodge County Historical Society, Vice-President
  • Leadership Beaver Dam, board member
  • Beaver Dam Elk's Lodge 1540, member
  • Beaver Dam Lake Improvement, member
  • Beaver Dam Chamber, member
  • NRA, member
  • St. John's Lutheran Church, member
  • Republican Party of Dodge County, past chairman
  • Beaver Dam City Council, Held 4
  • WI State Rep., Held 2

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