Candidate Profile
Mike Rohrkaste

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Mike Rohrkaste
Party
Republican
Race
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 55
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life WI, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  89%, 89%
National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2016:  83%

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

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

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Wisconsin Family Action PAC, Wisconsin Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Wisconsin Right to Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Howard "Buck" McKeon, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Reid Ribble, Ron Johnson

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Tammy Duckworth

Summary

20%

LIBERAL

80%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

2014 NRA grade: AQ (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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

Agree

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.

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.

Agree

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?

Corruption of power

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, voters, congress = supreme court (equal authority)

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

No

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Non-denominational christian


Background

Education
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Masters, 1982
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Bachelors, 1980
Work & Military
  • Oshkosh Corporation, Chief Human Resources Officer, 4
  • Oshkosh Corporation, VP Human Resources, 7
  • Menasha Corporation, VP Human Resources, 3
  • Menasha Corporation, Director Human Resources, 4
Affiliations
  • Fox Cities YMCA, Board Member
  • Samaritans Counseling Fox Valley, Board Member
  • Neenah-Menasha Rotary, Member
  • Fox Valley Christian Academy, Former School Board Member
  • Calvary Bible Church, Children's Ministry volunteer
  • St. Joes Food Pantry, Menasha, WI, Volunteer
Offices
  • WI State Assembly Dist. 55, Held 2
 

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