Candidate Profile
Jeremy Thiesfeldt

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Jeremy Thiesfeldt
Party
Republican
Race
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 52
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%, 27%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations WI (AFL-CIO WI), 2015-16:  7%, 7%
NARAL Pro-Choice WI, 2012:  F

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

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

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Rifle Association
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
9
Associated Builders and Contractors, Dan Feyen, Joan Ballweg, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Rick Gudex, Robin Vos and 3 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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.

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.

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?

No, only if the process of treating the mother's life-threatening condition causes it indirectly.

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

We have a natural inclination toward sinfulness. This often leads us to prefer that someone else take care of us and to not earn our keep. Sinfulness also often leads those in power to constantly seek more of it. This requires a Constitution that limits power and authority, but also is built upon personal responsibility.

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, Supreme Court & Congress (equal)

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

Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Right to Life, Prolife Wisconsin, National Rifle Association,

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

I have a BS in Elementary Education from Dr. Martin Luther College ('85). I have ben a teacher in Lutheran elementary and high schools for 22 years. I was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly (52nd District) in 2010 and am in the midst of my first term. Prior to state office, I was elected three times to the Fond du Lac City Council and served three years as vice president of the council. I have held board positions over the years in churches my family attended: Board of Education, Board of Evangelism. I have also served on several organizing committees for Lutheran teacher's conferences: Minnesota & Wisconsin (elementary), Wisconsin (high school). I served as the publicity director for a Christian camp called Camp Croix.

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

Republican Party of WIsconsin Fond du Lac Tea Party Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod - Milwaukee, WI Redeemer Lutheran Church = Fond du Lac, WI Winnebago Lutheran Academy - Fond du Lac, WI Emanuel Lutheran Church - St. Paul, MN St. John's Lutheran Church - Lannon, WI Wisconsin Right to Life Prolife Wisconsin Fond du Lac County Historical Society Windhover Center for the Arts - Fond du Lac, WI New Beginnings Pregnancy Center -Fond du Lac, WI Solutions Center - Fond du Lac, WI Arc of Fond du Lac ASTOP - Fond du Lac, WI Fond du Lac Humane Society


Background

Education
  • Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN, BS in Elementary Education, 1989
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutharan Synod Churches, member
  • Rotary International, member
  • Americans for Prosperity, member
  • National Rifle Association, member
  • WI Farm Bureau Federation, member
Offices
  • Fond du Lac City Council, Held 2005-2010
  • Wisconsin State Assembly, Held 2011-present
 

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