Candidate Profile
Mike Delph

Republican, Indiana

Biography

Name
Mike Delph
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 29
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Advance America IN, 2011-12:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  100%, 89%
Americans for Prosperity IN (AFP IN), 2015-16:  86%

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2016:  29%, 40%

40%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

0
Indiana Right to Life PAC National Federation of Independent Businesses Indiana Manufacturers Association NRA-PVF

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Heath VanNatter, Jean Leising, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life Committee, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
13
Associated Builders and Contractors, Donna Schaibley, Fund for American Exceptionalism, Hoosiers for Economic Growth, Hoosiers for Quality Education, Indiana Family and 7 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
International Association of Firefighters, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

6. There should be strict enforcement of federal and state laws prohibiting the distribution of obscene pornography, including over the Internet.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. 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

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

13. 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.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

16. Local governments have the authority to regulate sexually oriented businesses; in addition, there should be statewide legislation that would place some minimal regulations on the industry.

Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

18. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Man's inherent sinful nature. The founders knew that because of our sinful nature, power in the government needed to be diffused.

19. 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, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

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

No, I can't think of any.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that God created the earth and man. Man sinned and became separated from God. God sent his Son, Jesus, to earth, who was fully man and fully God, to suffer and die on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice in order that we could be reconciled with God. I believe that our salvation is possible only through Christ.

Background

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 2010
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Master of Public Affairs, 1996
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Master of Science, Environmental Science, 1996

Work & Military

  • United States Army Reserve, Major, 13
  • Cardon & Associates, General Counsel, 3

Affiliations

  • US Army Reserves
  • American Legion, Lifetime member
  • HSLDA
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Offices

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