Candidate Profile
Tom Larson

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Tom Larson
Party
Republican
Race
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 67
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life WI, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  90%, 97%
National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2016:  83%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters WI, 2015-16:  11%, 30%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations WI (AFL-CIO WI), 2015-16:  13%, 9%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund, Wisconsin Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
None Yet

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
Adam Jarchow, Kathy Bernier, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business, Robin Vos, Scott Fitzgerald and 4 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Associated Builders and Contractors, Don Pridemore, Gary Tauchen, Glenn Grothman, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business and 4 more

Liberal

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

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Whenever one person or group of persons get too much power they will abuse that power and in most cases suppress the powers of others. Separation of powers creates a check and balance system so no one person or group can get too much 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 Voters Constitution Congress Supreme Court

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

Only God can create life. Only He should take a life, however He also gave us the ability to reason and make difficult decisions. He also gave us His word to help make those difficult decisions. Many situations may require some true sole searching and I hope I never have to make one such as abortion. I don't think I can draw a line in the sand because I believe that abortion is a sin and we have all sinned. Laws cannot forgive sin or make it right.I believe we should NEVER allow abortions just for convenience. And taxpayers should never be forced to help pay for any abortion. This is 2014. Doctors really know when a mother is in grave danger because of pregnancy. In my opinion, that may be the only time abortion should be necessary.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe strongly in Judo-Christian values and they should be applied to all decisions regarding social concerns for the citizens of Wisconsin and the U.S. They would be helpful in most economic decisions.


Background

Education
  • Colfax High School, Colfax, Diploma, 1966
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Kiwanis, Member
  • ABC, Political Advisory Committee
Offices
  • Representative, Held 4
 

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