Candidate Profile
Van H. Wanggaard

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Van H. Wanggaard
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 21
Incumbent
No
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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:  88%, 94%

98%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations WI (AFL-CIO WI), 2015-16:  7%, 13%
League of Conservation Voters WI, 2015-16:  11%, 11%

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Paul Ryan, Racine TEA Party PAC, Wisconsin Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Congressman Paul Ryan Speaker Robin Vos Assistant Senate Majority Leader Glenn Grothman Sen. Mary Lazich Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Sen. Alberta Darling - See website for 50+ more

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Patrick Testin, Scott Walker
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
17
Alberta Darling, Associated Builders and Contractors, Glenn Grothman, Joe Sanfelippo, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mary Lazich and 11 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Operating Engineers, Tom Schmidt, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Summary

20%

LIBERAL

80%

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.

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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.

No Answer

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?

No answer

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress and Supreme Court

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

Abortion should only be allowed in cases of rape or incest, period.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian.


Background

Education
  • Gateway Techinical College, Racine, WI, Coursework, Mult
  • UW-Parkside, Somers, WI, Coursework, Mult
  • Northwestern Traffic Institute, Evanston, IL, Coursework, Mult
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Loyal Order of the Moose, Member
  • Racine Assembly of God, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • Racine County Line Rifle Club, Former Board Member/Current Member
  • Racine County Republican Party, Member
  • Kenosha County Republican Party, Member
  • National Association for Search & Rescue, Chairman - PSAR
  • Jaycee, Member
Offices
  • State Senate, Held 2010-2012
  • Racine County Board, Held 2002 - 2010
  • Wisconsin State Assembly, Sought 2006
 

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