Candidate Profile
Stephen Nass

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Stephen Nass
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 11
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2016:  100%
Right to Life WI, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  100%, 95%

98%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters WI, 2015-16:  11%, 27%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations WI (AFL-CIO WI), 2015-16:  0%, 16%

22%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Wisconsin Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
WI Realtors Assn. Tavern League of WI WI Grocers Assn. WI Builders Assn. Republican Party of Walworth County Milwaukee Police Assn.

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Howard Marklein, Joe Knilans, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, Scott Walker
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Associated Builders and Contractors, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

13%

LIBERAL

87%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

2014 NRA grade: A (https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/wisconsin)

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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.

Neutral

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neutral

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Disagree

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

Agree

16. 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

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

The Founders established the Constitution for the purpose of clearly defining that we are a government of laws. Not a government of men. America's founders placed the highest value in each person's Creator­ endowed rights to life, liberty, and property.

19. 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, Congress, Supreme Court

20. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I do believe that state law should permit abortions under extremely limited circumstances relating to the medical need to protect the life of the mother, rape and incest.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I cherish my personal religious beliefs and the values that my parents instilled in me as a child. As an elected official, I work to represent the people with sensitivity to their beliefs and values.


Background

Education
  • UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, M.S., 1990
  • UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, B.S., 1978
Work & Military
  • Wisconsin Air National Guard, Chief Master Sgt., 33
Affiliations
  • American Legion, Post Commander
  • VFW
  • Madison Assn. of Parliamentarians
Offices
  • Whitewater City Council, Held 4
  • Wisconsin State Assembly, Held 23
 

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