Candidate Profile
Larry Kaifesh

Republican , Illinois


Larry Kaifesh
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

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ActRight, John Kline, John Sidney McCain, Michele Bachmann, Romney Victory Inc.
ActRight, Adam Kinzinger, Allen Skillicorn, Allen West Guardian Fund, Family-Pac, Freedom and Security PAC and 5 more







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.


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

Strongly Agree

5. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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


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


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 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 Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

The important issues for me are economic prosperity, healthcare reform and truth and transparency in our government. On economic prosperity, this administration has grown government, raised taxes, and destroyed the environment where our economy could and should be thriving. I promote real tax reform, eliminating redundant regulations, standing up for free market principles. On healthcare, the ACA has been anything but. Instead of lowering costs it has increased premiums for families and has robbed Americans of the ability to make healthcare choices for themselves. Lastly, today’s lack of trust and transparency has caused significant damage to our political system. If We The People do not have faith in our leader’s ability to govern, our civilization will grind to a halt. I want the United States to remain a shining beacon of liberty and opportunity in the world. To ensure that, it is imperative to promote policies that empower individuals and not bulky government institutions.

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

I believe that a central role of government is to protect the least among us; to stand up for the little guy. That could not be more true than in the instance of the life and rights of the unborn. I do not trivialize the difficulty and fear of women facing a hard choice. No issue is black and white, which is why I support choice in the cases of incest, rape, and when the mother's life is threatened. But if sent to Congress, I will be a vote for life.

16. 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, Supreme Court, Voters, Congress

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was born and raised Catholic, and look to Jesus and his teachings to help guide me in the way I live my life.


  • University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, BA, Psychology
  • U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, MA, National Security and Strategic Studies
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, Colonel, 23
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Marine Corps League
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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