Candidate Profile
Gary Scherer

Republican, Ohio

Biography

Name
Gary Scherer
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 92
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  92%

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Ohio Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

0
none yet

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Bob Peterson, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Romney Victory Inc., Timothy Derickson
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
9
Buckeye Firearms, Buckeye Patriot PAC, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio Coal Association, Ohio House Republican Campaign Committee and 3 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

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.

Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

Neutral

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?

Faith in our Lord

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 Agree

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, Constitution

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My Faith has been strengthened in the last several years, due in large part to being surrounded by a wonderful group of faithful servants.

Background

Education

  • Ohio State University, Columbus, BS-Acctg, 1976
  • Circleville High School, Circleville, Diploma, 1972

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Community United Methodist Church, Finance Committee
  • Pontius UM Church, PPR Chair
  • Columbus Jaycees, Board
  • Circleville Rotary, President
  • Pickaway Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Ohio Society of CPAs, CPA
  • National Society of Co-op Accountants, President 4 State Region
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

Offices

  • Ohio House of Representatives, Held 2012-current
 

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