Candidate Profile
Mike Lair

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Name
Mike Lair
Party
Republican
Race
State Representative, Dist. 7
Incumbent
Yes
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Liberal Organizations

Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, 2013:  11%

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Missouri Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

1
Missouri State Teachers Association Missouri Right to Life National Rifle Association National Federation of Independent Business Missouri Chamber of Commerce MIssouri Association of Secondary Administrators

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
David Pearce, John J. Diehl, Jr, Mike Cierpiot, National Federation of Independent Business, Wanda Brown

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Agree

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.

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.

Agree

16. 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.

No Answer

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Agree

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

Mankind is jealous and greedy and the limiting of powers was necessary.

19. 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

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

When you begin to make exceptions, you weaken the basic premise. The life of the mother is the only extenuating circumstance.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

There is a divine being and he gave us the freedom of choice that will save us or damn us.


Background

Education
  • Creighton Prep, Omaha, NE, HS, 1964
  • UNO, Omaha, NE, BS, 1970
  • Central Methodist Univ, Fayette, MO, MS, 2001
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Missouri Farm Bureau, Member
  • Livingston Co. Fair Committee, Member
  • Livingston Co. Chamber, Member
  • Grundy Co. Chamber, Member
  • Brookfield Area Chamber, Member
  • St Columban Catholic Church, Member
  • Green Hills YMCA, Member
  • Chillicothe Area Arts Council, Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2008-2014
  • none
 

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