Candidate Profile
W.P. "Bill" Burckart

Republican, Arkansas

Biography

Name
W.P. "Bill" Burckart
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 93
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Conservative Arkansas PAC

Reported by Candidate

0
Conservative Arkansas 04/04/14

Questionnaire

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 are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

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

Madison in Federalist paper NO. 51 reasons that it is the very nature of man and their ambitions that must be checked" Ambition must be made to counteract Ambition". The very separation of powers was to assure the inability to accumulate powers by one or few which leads to tyranny. The separation of powers was intended to control abuses of government and to protect liberty from our own weaknesses and desires. "The interest of man must be connected with the constitutional rights of place"

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

18. 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

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe In God and Christ our Lord. I strive daily to follow the simple rule: just be good to each other.I was very young when I learned the “I am Third” way of life and strive each day to live it. God First, Others Second and you Third. I cherish family and friends and hold them most dear.

Background

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1986
  • NWACC, Rogers, 1984
  • BHS, Bentonville, 1983

Work & Military

  • Bella Vista/Bentonville Builders Council, All Board Positions & President, 1994-1997
  • NW Arkansas Home Builders Association, All Board Positions & President, 1998-2001
  • Arkansas Home Builders Association, All Board Positions & President, 2001-2005
  • National Association of Home Builders, Director, 2003-2006

Affiliations

  • Rebuilding Together of NWA, House Captain multiple years and Volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity, Past member and Volunteer
  • Havenwood Women’s Shelter, Supportor and advocate
  • NWA Children’s Shelter, Past advertising sponsor for a year
  • Home Aid, Building contributor for Children Advocacy Center
  • Benton County Republican Committee, Chairman Lincoln day dinner 2013
  • Methodist Church, Member

Offices

  • Alderman City of Bentonville, Held 2008-2014

Details

2014 NRA Grade: AQ. Arkansas Family Council survey - http://arkansasvotersguide.com/?page_id=13&officeid=12&district=93

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