Candidate Profile
Michael "Mike" Karickhoff

Republican, Indiana

Biography

Name
Michael "Mike" Karickhoff
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 30
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Advance America IN, 2011-12:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  92%, 87%
Americans for Prosperity IN (AFP IN), 2015-16:  70%

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2016:  33%, 35%

35%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

0
Indiana State FOP Indiana Right to Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Heath VanNatter, Indiana Family, Jackie Walorski, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Pence, National Rifle Association and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
11
Aiming Higher PAC, Brian Bosma, GOPAC, Heath VanNatter, Hoosiers for Economic Growth, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 5 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
11
American Wind Energy Association, International Association of Firefighters, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, International Union of Operating Engineers and 5 more

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.

Agree

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

No Answer

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

Disagree

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

No Answer

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

Agree

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

Agree

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

Agree

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

No Answer

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

Background

Education

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, B.S., 1978

Work & Military

  • City of Kokomo, Park Superintendent, 1985-2002
  • Ivy Tech Comm College, Ex.Director of Facilites, 2002-2016

Affiliations

  • Kokomo Kiwanis, Board Member, President
  • United Way of Howard County, Board Member
  • American Red Cross, Board Member , President
  • Kokomo/Howard Cty. Economic Dev. Bd., Board Member
  • Taylor School Corp, Middle School Basketball Coach
  • North Western School Corp., Middle School Basketball Coach

Offices

  • Kokomo City Council, Held 2004-2010
  • State Rep., Held 2010-2016
 

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