Candidate Profile
Sawyer Sparks

Republican, Indiana

Biography

Name
Sawyer Sparks
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 62
Incumbent
No
Links
       

Panel Rating

Moderate

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.

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.

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

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

Disagree

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

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 nature of mankind itself drove America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution. We are not angels - we need a system of checks and balances, in order to govern ourselves.

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am pro-life with the ONLY exception being that of the life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a proud Christian who believes Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior and died for me and all individuals on the cross for our redemption. I believe Jesus Christ is fully human and fully Divine. He is God’s “only begotten Son” (John 3:16) I believe Our God is One God. He is the only God. He exists eternally in three persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is perfect in every way.

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

Conservative

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

No Answer.

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

sawyer@sawyersparks.com 812-384-3072

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for taking the time to research each candidate running for Indiana House District 62. I have always researched and voted on the person by who they are and their beliefs. If you have any questions as to why I answered the way I did, please reach out to me and I will be happy to give you a full explanation to my responses. I am fighting for solutions to improve our public school systems, promoting agricultural innovation, and encouraging smart economic development that creates good jobs for workers across Indiana.

Background

Education

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2011
  • Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School, Bloomfield, 2005

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Radius Indiana, Board Member
  • Indiana FFA Organization, Southern Region Vice President
  • Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Shawnee Theatre, Board Member

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

Get Reminders

From important news to voting dates and reminders, iVoterGuide equips you to make an impact and a real difference in every election.
Join Now

Vote by Issue

From the right to life, to the economy and national security, see where the candidates stand on the issues most important to you.