Candidate Profile
Christopher Hicks

Republican , Illinois


Christopher Hicks
State Rep., Dist. 95

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative


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 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.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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


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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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?

The human nature of mankind is what ultimately led to America's Founders carefully defining, separating, and limiting powers within the Constitution. Unfortunately, people are naturally flawed and there are indeed individuals who are only concerned with power, pride, and jealously. By implementing checks and balances along with limiting power, we were given a democracy in which no single individual has the right or power to have complete control.

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.

1)God 2)U.S. Constitution 3)voters 4)Congress 5)Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am a very vocal supporter of Pro-life. Although I oppose abortion, I can only see a circumstance arising as an exception to allowing an abortion when the life of the mother is of crucial importance.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs and values center around my strong commitment to be a strong man of faith. I am driven by my values of faith and waking up every morning thankful for the gift of life in which God has granted me.

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 am always willing to make time to be available to any voter!

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 217-883-2187

Additional comment from candidate:

I am hopeful that I can bring some common sense ideas straight from the people to the Illinois House of Representatives.


  • Heartland Community College, Normal, IL, AAS, 2011
  • SIU Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, BS, 2013
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • SIU Foundation, Student Fundraiser
  • SIU Alumni Association, Member
  • Heartland Community College Alumni Asociation, Member
  • Village of Sawyerville Trustee, Sought 2015
  • Gillespie School Board, Sought 2015

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