Candidate Profile
Joanna King

Republican , Indiana


Joanna King
State Senator, Dist. 12

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

Kevin Deary, CEO Boys & Girls Club, Dr Jay Shetler, Maple City Chapel, Jane Allen, Superintendant MCS

Selected Contributions


Marlin Stutzman







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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?

Liberty and good government are the reasons our founding fathers justified the separation of powers. Tyranny is the antithesis of liberty. Our founding fathers had the good sense to define and separate powers in order to give us liberty. The balance of these powers is what makes our government work.

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe in the sanctity of life and to that end I believe that we are created in the image of God. I believe life begins at conception and to take the life of the unborn child is wrong.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I have accepted Jesus as my personal savior. I believe I am saved by grace alone. I believe that everyone is born with God given abilities and talents. How we use these in our lives to benefit others is our gift back to God. I believe in the teachings of Jesus and live out his calling on my life be it in the marketplace, in my community, and in my home. I cannot think of a higher calling than to Love One Another.

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

Somewhat Conservative

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

I ascribe to the morals, values, ideals of a conservative. I have lived my personal life in this way. I believe in the ideology of our state constitution of providing a common school for all children. As a school board member, I value our community schools. They are

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 574-596-4198

Additional comment from candidate:

I am honored to have this opportunity to represent my community.


  • Northridge High School, Middlebury, IN, High School Honors Diploma, 1986
  • Vencor LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange, IN, AEMT, 1996
Work & Military
  • LaGrange County EMS, Emergency Medical Technician, 1996-2001
  • Middlebury Boys & Girls Club, Past President, current board member
  • Maple City Chapel Stewardship Team, Past Chairman, current board member
  • Middlebury Community Schools Board of Trustees, Past President, current Vice President
  • LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, current
  • LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Board Member, current
  • Maple City Chapel, 10+ year member
  • Shipshewana EMS, Hospital Liaison with Vencor LaGrange Hospital
  • Middlebury Community School Board of Trustees, Held 2006-current

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