Candidate Profile
Nino Vitale

Republican, Ohio


Nino Vitale
State Rep., Dist. 85

Panel Rating



Conservative Organizations





Citizens for Community Values, Ohio Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

Family First Associated Builders and Contractors Conservative Republican Leadership Citizens for Community Values Ohio Citizens PAC Ohioans For Educational Freedom

Selected Contributions


Jim Jordan, John Kasich, Keith Faber, Rick Santorum
Associated Builders and Contractors, Jim Buchy, John Adams (OH), Kristina Roegner, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business







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. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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

An imperfection in human nature across all time, proclivity toward sin. We are not angels, as Publius said and we need a system of checks and balances, in order to govern ourselves. Had we been angels we would need no government.

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

18. 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, Voters, Constitution, Congress,Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who believes Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior and died for me and all individuals on the cross for our redemption. He is the way, the truth and the life.I believe in one God in three person, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I also believe He created us equal but not the same and that we have a proclivity toward sin, which comes from original sin. I believe we are created in the image and likeness of God and are temples of the Holy Spirit. I believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and this is how we come to know Jesus, through the Gospels. I believe we will be individually judged and believe in the resurrection of the human body. My family also believes strongly in religious freedom which is why our family business is one of 36 companies suing Obamacare and the HHS mandate.



  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, BA, 1991
  • Franklin University, Columbus, MBA, 1998

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)


  • St. Mary Catholic Church, Lector, Minister, Donor
  • Emmanuel Church, Altar Boy leader and trainer, Donor
  • Champaign County Right to Life, Vice President and Donor
  • Sycamore House Pregnancy Center, Board Member and Donor
  • Caring Kitchen Homeless Center, Donor and Volunteer
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society, Donor
  • Catholic Social Services, Donor
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Foster Family


  • State Rep., Held 1

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