Candidate Profile
Barbara Wheeler

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
Barbara Wheeler
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 64
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  100%

100%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Citizen Action IL, 2015:  33%, 20%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
NFIB Lake County Farm Bureau IFRL

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Darlene Senger, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Bost, Pro Life Victory Federal PAC, Randy Hultgren
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
David McSweeney

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
American Association of School Administrators, International Union of Operating Engineers, Transportation Trades Department

Summary

34%

LIBERAL

66%

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.

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 Agree

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.

No Answer

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

Neutral

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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 Agree

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

Neutral

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?

(Did not answer)

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Catholic who attends mass regularly and adoration almost weekly.


Background

Education
  • Loyola University, Chicago, BS, 1990
  • National Louis, Evanston, MA, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Church, EMHC
Offices
  • McHenry County Board, Sought 2002-2010
 

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