Candidate Profile
Terri Bryant

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
Terri Bryant
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 115
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Liberal Organizations

Citizen Action IL, 2015:  20%, 20%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

4
Chicago TEA Party, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Illinois Citizens for Ethics PAC, Illinois Federation for Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
NFIB ABATE Illinois Farm Bureau

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Dave Severin, Leslie Munger, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Bost, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
David Harris, David McSweeney, Family-Pac, John Cavaletto, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers International Union of North America, National Education Association

Summary

24%

LIBERAL

76%

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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Disagree

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.

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.

No Answer

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

I oppose abortion on demand.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God and my personal Lord and a Savior.


Background

Education
  • John A Logan College, Carterville, IL, N/A
Work & Military
  • Illinois Dept. of Corrections, Public Service Admin., 20 Years
Affiliations
  • IL Gen Assem. Republican Downstate Caucus, Vice Chair
  • Christian Women's Fellowship,M'boro, IL, President
  • Jackson County Rep. Central Committee, Vice President
  • IL Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series, President
  • Illinois Clean Coal Board, Board Member
  • IL Gen Assem. Sportsman's Caucus, Board Member
  • Grand Avenue Christian Church, Sunday School Teacher
Offices
  • Illinois State Rep. 115th District, Held 1st term
 

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