Candidate Profile
Tim Schaffer

Republican, Ohio

Biography

Name
Tim Schaffer
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 77
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  89%

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Citizens for Community Values, Ohio Right to Life, Ohioans for Concealed Carry

Reported by Candidate

0
Sheriff Dave Phalen Congressman Steve Stivers Former Congressman Steve Austria State Rep. Gerald Stebelton State Senator Troy Balderson

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
John Kasich, National Federation of Independent Business
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
Associated Builders and Contractors, Buckeye Firearms, Gary Scherer, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association and 10 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Frank LaRose
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers International Union of North America, League Of Conservation Voters and 2 more

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

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.

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

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.

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?

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

Background

Education

  • Mt. Union College, Alliance, OH, BA, 1985
  • Lancaster High School, Lancaster, OH, Diploma, 1981

Work & Military

  • Association Executive, Executive Director, 1993-Present

Affiliations

  • Fairfield County Republican Party, Past Chairman
  • Fairfield Center for Disabilities & Cerebral Palsy, Past President, Past Treasurer, Past Board Member
  • Fairfield County Young Republican Club, Past President
  • Fairfield County Lincoln Republican Club, Past President
  • Ohio Society of Association Executives, Member, Board of Directors
  • Fairfield Heritage Association, Member, Donor
  • Lancaster Festival, Donor
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Member

Offices

  • State Senator, 31st district, Held 2007-2014
  • State Representative, Held 2001-2006, 2015-pres
  • Fairfield County Board of Elections, Sought 1998-2000
  • Chairman, Fairfield County Republican Party, Sought 1996-2002
 

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