Candidate Profile
John Kelly

Republican , West Virginia


John Kelly
State Rep., Dist. 10

Panel Rating

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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.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


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?

A system of one man rule did not provide the rights and liberties that people wanted and needed. By establishing multiple branches, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, no individual could dictate to the people. The vote allowed for the removal of those who did not perform properly. Thus, putting the people in charge of their own lives and governing bodies.

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, Constitution,voters, congress, Supreme Court, Industry, Media, Academia, Professional Sports

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in one God, his son Jesus Christ is our savior. The one God is the creator of all. I am a Methodist by faith.


  • Mountain State College, Parkersburg, WV, AA, 1967
  • Parkersburg Community College, Parkersburg, WV, AA, 1977
  • Glenville State College, Glenville, WV, RBA, 1981
Work & Military
  • US Air Force, SGT, 67-71
  • E. I. Dupont, Retired, 1973-2005
  • Parkersburg Area Roundtable, Member
  • Parkersburg Development Authority, Member
  • Wood County Development Authroity, Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chairman
  • Parkersburg City Council, Held 1985-1996
  • Parkersburg City Council, Held 2013-Present
  • none

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