Candidate Profile
Joe Leibham

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Joe Leibham
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2013-14:  100%
Right to Life WI, 2013-14:  100%

100%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters WI, 2013-2014:  41%

41%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Wisconsin Family Action PAC

Others

1
Concord 51 PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Former WI Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow Former US Congressman Mark Green State Senator Alberta Darling Senate Representative Mike Endsley State Representative Paul Tittl Terry Kohler

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Endsley, Paul Tittl, Rick Gudex, Steve Kestell, Terry Katsma
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Drew MacEwen, Empower Wisconsin, National Federation of Independent Business, Republican Main Street Partnership, Terry Katsma, Tyler Vorpagel

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers International Union of North America, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Summary

30%

LIBERAL

70%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund: Returned 100% pro-life survey.

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. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

12. 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

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

Strongly Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

Self interest, ambition and sin. As Madison said "If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Getting our nation's fiscal house in order by fighting against wasteful spending, reducing borrowing and lowering taxes. Ending the entitlement mentality by unleashing the spirit of free enterprise and making our federal policies of taxation, regulation and litigation more business friendly so more jobs can be created and available. Restoring a moral foundation for our country through laws that encourage strong families, educational choice, religious freedom and hard work.

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

No - all innocent life should be protected.

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, Constitution, Voters, Congress & Supreme Court (equally along with Executive)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Strong and active Christian - personally and publically. Every day I strive to live a life that is respectful of the love God has for me. Active member of Trinity Lutheran Missouri Synod Church. Dad who is working hard with mom to raise children in a strong Christian household. As a legislator, I work each day to be a good representative of the people I am elected to represent and even more importantly a strong representative of God. God is the ultimate authority.


Background

Education
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA, 1991
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Trinity Lutheran Church -Sheboygan, Active member, past elder, usher
  • Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School, Graduate/Contributor
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
  • Friends of the Sheboygan Senior Center, Member
  • Rebuilding Together, Volunteer
  • Republican Party of Sheboygan County, Member
  • Alzheimers Association Annual Walk, Honorary Chairman
Offices
  • State Assembly, Held 1998-2002
  • State Senate, Held 2003-present
 

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