Candidate Profile
Allen Skillicorn

Republican, Illinois

Biography

Name
Allen Skillicorn
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 66
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Tax Accountability, Taxpayers United of America PAC

Reported by Candidate

0
Tax Accountability (Jim Tobin), State Senator Jim Oberweis, Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen, Kane County Circuit Clerk Tom Hartwell, US Senate Candidate Patrick Hughes, Rep. State Central Cmt. Stan Bond and Ryan Higgins

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Joe Walsh, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Pro Life Victory Federal PAC

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

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

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

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

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

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

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

Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

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

Individual liberty and self governance is found in Man's natural rights. As Barry Goldwater wrote, "The Conservative looks upon politics as the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.”

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, Supreme Court, Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a devoted follower of JESUS CHRIST The Messiah.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I was elected Trustee of the Village of East Dundee in 2011 and have pushed a variety of reforms. First, I worked with the board to freeze the village property tax levy. This freeze has remained in place for the last five years. This work combined with local economic growth, has dramatically dropped village property taxes per home. Second, I’ve promoted greater accountability. I worked to get important records and financial information posted regularly on East Dundee’s village website. Third, East Dundee was the first municipality to pass Governor Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda. Forth, as a trustee I’ve set a TIF policy prioritizing infrastructure development over corporate welfare and worked locally to enforce e-verify. As a party leader I’ve defeated 3 property tax referendums in the past two years, saving taxpayers over $30 million.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

allen@allenskillicorn.com, (224) 484-0458

Additional comment from candidate:

For question #12, our Constitution formed a republic, not democracy. Question #21 - GOD has ordained marriage, not gov't. Churches should decide, not politicians or bureaucrats.

Background

Education

  • Elgin Community College, Elgin, Associates, 2013
  • Dundee Crown High School, Carpentersville, Diploma, 1992

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Kane County Republican Party, Vice-Chairman
  • Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois, Chairman
  • Illinois Policy Institute, Liberty Leader
  • Illinois Rifle Association, Member/Activist
  • Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member
  • Sports Car Club of America, Recreational Race Car Driver
  • Fox Valley Church, Member
  • Therapy Dogs, Inc., Volunteer

Offices

  • Trustee for the Village of East Dundee, Held 5 years

Details

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide: http://illinoisfamily.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20144444/IFI-VG-Primary_2016_web.pdf

 

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