Candidate Profile
Rick Perales

Republican, Ohio

Biography

Name
Rick Perales
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 73
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Moderate

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  83%

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Ohio Right to Life, Ohioans for Concealed Carry

Reported by Candidate

0
Ohio Right to Life Ohio for Concealed Carry National Federation of Independent Business Ohio Chamber of Commerce Ohio Manufacturers' Ohio Society of CPAs

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Jarrod Martin, John Adams (OH), John Boehner, Mike DeWine, Robert D. Hackett, Wes Retherford
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
9
Associated Builders and Contractors, Buckeye Patriot PAC, John Adams (OH), Michael Henne, National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio Coal Association 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.

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.

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.

Neutral

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

No Answer

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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.

Neutral

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

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.

Neutral

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

Agree

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

Free choice and differing opinions; requires checks and balances

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, voters

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian

Background

Education

  • Troy State, Troy, AL, MS, 1992
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL, BS, 1982

Work & Military

  • USAF, Major, 1982-1997

Affiliations

  • Greene County Habitat for Humanity, Board Member
  • TCN Drug Rehabilitation, Board Member
  • St Joseph Children's Center, Board Member
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Big Brother
  • Dayton Schools Assessment Committee, Member
  • Greene County United Way Campaign, Cabinet Member
  • WSU Ext Advisory Bd, Mech & Mat Engineer Dep, Board Member
  • Miami Valley Military Affairs Association, Member

Offices

  • Ohio State Representative, Held 2014-Current
  • Greene County Commissioner, Held 2005-2013
 

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