Candidate Profile
Gregory Bedell

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
Gregory Bedell
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 15
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Lloyd Kuehn Char Foss-Eggemann Joseph Hedrick Susan Sweeney Carol Teschky Dan Patlak

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Agree

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

Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

9. 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.

Neutral

10. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

12. Patients should be permitted and licensed to smoke marijuana for medical purposes without police interference, and authorized persons should be permitted to possess marijuana and operate a motor vehicle after consumption.

Disagree

13. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

14. 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.

Neutral

15. School districts should be required to teach sex education in grades 6-12 using only "comprehensive sex ed" resources, which may include undefined “age-appropriate” information on sexuality, including contraception, homosexuality, bisexuality, and Gender Identity Disorder.

Disagree

16. Efforts to expand gambling with new casinos and additional slot machines do not pose a threat to families and businesses.

Strongly Disagree

17. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Disagree

18. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Agree

19. Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.

Disagree

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

Abortion should be an option if the life of the mother is at stake.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I and my family are practicing Catholics. Our faith is the center of my and my family's life. We try to live by Christ's call that we love one another as he loved us. This call to service and sacrifice motivates me and provides a guide for my daily life. I aspire to attain the goals in the Prayer of St. Francis.


Background

Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, J.D., 1984
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, A.B., 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Federalist Society, Board Member
  • Knights of Columbus, Officer
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Parish Council
  • Chicago Bar Association, Committee Chair
  • Niles Township Regular Republican Organization, Member
  • Chicago Young Republicans, Member
Offices
  • U.S. Congress, 5th District, Sought 2009
 

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