Candidate Profile
Michael Ihle

Republican , West Virginia


Michael Ihle
State Rep., Dist. 13

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Conservative Organizations

Citizens Defense League WV (WVCDL), 2013:  A+




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Seeking many expect many but none announced yet Due to it being well before even the primary


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.

Strongly 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?

The Founders correctly understood the fundamental biblical truth that man is inherently sinful. Just as God provided His son Jesus as a sacrifice so we are granted the free will to choose our ultimate destiny, the Founders did their best to secure us that same freedom in our daily lives. The careful definition, separation, and limitation of constitutional powers is their human effort to protect that freedom for all by curtailing and containing the power of any one person or group.

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, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My beliefs can best be described by the Church of the Nazarene: "One God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living. Man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually. The finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost. Atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin. Believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers. Our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place."


  • Ravenswood HS, Ravenswood, WV, Diploma, 2003
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Work & Military
  • Self-employed, Health insurance agent, 2
  • U.S. Census Bureau, Team leader, 1
  • Ravenswood Foodfair, Associate, 4
  • Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene, Member
  • West Virginia Jaycees, Regional Vice President
  • West Virginia Municipal League, Board Member
  • West Virginia Republican Liberty Caucus, Board Member
  • Jackson County Republican Executive Committee, Board Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Board Member (locally)
  • Mayor, Ravenswood, WV, Held 2

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