Candidate Profile
Tom Brinkman

Republican, Ohio

Biography

Name
Tom Brinkman
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 27
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

60%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Ohio Right to Life, Ohioans for Concealed Carry

Reported by Candidate

0
COAST CCV

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Family First PAC, John Kasich, Josh Mandel, Ron Hood
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
13
All Children Matter PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bob Barr Leadership Fund, Family First PAC, Gun Owners of America, John Becker and 7 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
International Association of Firefighters, League Of Conservation Voters, Marijuana Policy Project

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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

“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments, the real power lies in the majority of the Community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from the acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the constituents.” (James Madision)

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 and Constitution

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Practicing.

Background

Education

  • George Washington Univ, Washington, DC, BA, 1979

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • COAST, Board member

Offices

  • State Representative, Held 10
 

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