Candidate Profile
Lydia N. Brasch

Non-Partisan, Nebraska

Biography

Name
Lydia N. Brasch
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Member of the Legislature, Dist. 16
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2013-14:  90%

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Nebraska Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

0
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer U.S. Senator Mike Johanns Governor Dave Heineman Former Governor Kay Orr Mayor Jim Raelph Blair NE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Deb Fischer, National Right to Life Committee, State Republican Party Organizations

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations, National Education Association

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

Neutral

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?

To be free men and women; to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That individuals and their states were sovereign with unalienable rights. Freedom of speech and the right to bear arms among them.

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 Agree

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, Industry, Academia, Supreme Court, Congress, Media, Professional Sports

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

A deeply rooted belief as a Christian, protecting Family and Country. Our Freedoms are paramount as Christianity was the foundation of this great country; founded "Under God". I am a first generation American. My parents were legal immigrants from the Ukraine and came to America sponsored by a Church. The Church helped to provide oversight, security and guidance for my then struggling parents with two small children. Three years later, I was their first child born in America. The church congregation named me Lydia. My parents did not seek government assistance because they fled a country where Socialism and Communism destroyed lives and enslaved its people. Instead, attending grade school at night to learn English, to work hard to provide for our family. They studied the history of this great country to become American citizens. We prayed, appreciated our rights to be free to navigate our future and that of our children and their children.

Background

Education

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, BA, 1989
  • Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Yes, 1971

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Member
  • Cuming County NE GOP, Past Chair, Vice-Chair Central Committee
  • Cuming County Fair, Secretary
  • Nebraska State Fair Foundation, Board Member

Offices

  • District 16 State Senator, Held 2010-2014
 

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