Candidate Profile
Margo McDermed

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
Margo McDermed
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 37
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Liberal Organizations

Citizen Action IL, 2015:  20%, 20%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Renee Kosel Rep District 37 retiring Jim Holland Mayor Frankfort IL Frank Fleischer Mayor Mokena IL Tim Baldermann Mayor New Lenox IL IL Farm Bureau Jim Daley Mayor Homer Glen IL

Selected Contributions

Conservative

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

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Union of Operating Engineers

Summary

50%

LIBERAL

50%

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.

Agree

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

Agree

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.

Strongly 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.

Agree

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

rape, incest

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have been a practicing Christian all my life. Prayer is part of my life every day and has been central in forming my decisions and guiding my path in life. I give thanks to God every day for gifts He has given me and the guidance He has sent. The presence of God and my church in my life have made me very strong in my beliefs and in the actions I take in every part of my life.


Background

Education
  • Simmons College, Boston MA, BA, 1973
  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago IL, JD, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Grace Chuch, Warden (President of Lay Board)
  • Grace Church, Director of Outreach
  • Mokena District 159 Education Foundation, Founder and President
  • Holly Club, Member
Offices
  • Commissioner, Will County Board, Held 2012-2014
  • Clerk, Frankfort Twp, Held 2008-2012
  • none
 

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