Candidate Profile
Jacob Bramel

Republican , Illinois


Jacob Bramel
State Rep., Dist. 76

Panel Rating



Reported by Candidate

Constitutional Carry USA

Other Information

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide:


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

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.


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.


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.

Strongly 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.


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

Strongly Agree

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.


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

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.


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


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.


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

Strongly 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?

America's Founders recognized that mankind was self-interested and fickle because of human nature. Jean-Jacques Rousseau recognized the organization of factions and simply stated mankind must get beyond them. Madison recognized them even more stating factions are a fact of life. We can't stop them from forming. What we can do is control for the consequences by balancing our government branches to cancel each other out. Our political institution's ambitions check ambitions. Leg.-Exec.-Jud.

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.

U.S. Constitution & The Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Preservation of Liberty, God, Life, Family, Voters, Academia, Congress, Supreme Court, Industry.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should only be allowed to save the health of the mother or in cases of rape and incest with an informed decision with medical experts. The Constitution protects all life under the 14th Amendment of equal protections under the law and without due process.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I share a personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ is my savior as a devote Christian. As a prior U.S. Air Force Active Duty Member, my life is guided by a moral compass that is filled with a set of codes and ethos I live everyday by. It has been built upon principles of integrity, devotion to a free people and excellence. We had a way of life in the military that is taken everywhere with me today and that is "Family first, people always." I am bound to put my family first while ensuring all people are respected.

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 do not have a publicly available track record holding an elected position because I never have. I am a prior U.S. Air Force member who is Steadfast and Loyal. I know from serving my country what many areas of the world are like such as Iran, Syria and Libya to include Iraq and Afghanistan. I will say to everyone that lives in America, America is your safe haven and you should be damn proud of that.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 815-228-1938

Additional comment from candidate:

If you are looking for a steadfast and loyal leader, reach out to me as a candidate. If elected our committee has some great ideas we want to promote to move citizens closer to their state government.


  • Communit College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL, Criminal Justice, 2014
  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, Political Science, 2015
  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, Business Administration, 2015
Work & Military
  • United State Air Force (Active Duty), E-5/Staff Sergeant, Jun 2010-Sept.2014
  • Security Forces Member (Military Law Enforcement, Same as Above, Same as Above
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • American Legion, Member
  • Student Government Association, Speaker of the House
  • Rotary Club, Member
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • Working Military Blood Drives, Volunteer
  • Phi Theta Kappa, Member
  • Defenders association (Military), Member
  • N/A
  • N/A

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