Candidate Profile
Jeff Messenger

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Name
Jeff Messenger
Party
Republican
Race
State Representative, Dist. 130
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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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
Right To Life Missouri Teachers Association NEA MRA

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
John J. Diehl, Jr, Mike Leara

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Our Americas Founders knew that without limited powers and a separation of those powers that over time we would try to control those around us. With the way our Founders established our powers it is impossible for this to happen providing we follow our Constitution.

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, Congress, Supreme Court.

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

Only if circumstance occur that endangers the life of the mother.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God and the bible. If we follow what God had laid out in the bible we will find the pathways we are to follow.


Background

Education
  • Hillcrest High School, Springfield, Graduate, 1967
Work & Military
  • US Navy, E-4, 1969-1973
  • US Navy Electronics, Graduate, 1970
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 20012-2014
 

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