Candidate Profile
Jean Leising

Republican, Indiana

Biography

Name
Jean Leising
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 42
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Not Evaluated

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  68%, 87%
Americans for Prosperity IN (AFP IN), 2013-14:  76%

82%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2015:  38%

38%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

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.

No Answer

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.

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.

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?

Our founders sought freedoms when they founded our country.

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?

Never

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Catholic.

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.

I support less government spending, lower taxes, right to bear arms and am pro-life.

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

jeanleising@aol.com 317-439-1835

Additional comment from candidate:

As a mother of 3 children and 8 grandchildren, I am very interested in the future of our state and country. I want my kids and grandkids to have an even better life than what I have experienced.

Background

Education

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, RN, 1969

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • St. Louis Catholic Church, Member
  • Oldenburg Academy, Board Member
  • Indiana Corn Growers Assn., President - Board Member
  • Indiana Farm Bureau, Member

Offices

  • State Senator, Held 1988-96
  • State Senator, Held 2008=2016
  • US Congress, Sought 1994-1996-1998
 

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