Candidate Profile
Gerry Keen

Republican, Indiana

Biography

Name
Gerry Keen
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 26
Incumbent
No
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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.

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.

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.

Agree

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

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.

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 Agree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

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.

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.

Agree

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

Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The founding fathers recognized that a government must be, of the people, by the people, and for the people. Government must not become a burden on the people and rule by a heavy hand. Government should be in place to provide guidance and security for its people. A government not of, by, or for the people would simply become an oppressive monarchy, which they had fought so hard to get away from. This constitution would, if followed, would prevent such from occurring.

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, media, academia.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

First of all, it is not my place to condemn or judge others who may or may not be considering this. I believe it is our responsibility to show concern and care for all persons and people groups. To that end we must consider what action would best demonstrate this in all circumstances. We must consider the value and sanctity of life, as well as the emotional and physical devastation involved. I believe it is best to prevent abortion, so that we can allow life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, for all people, just as our founding fathers envisioned. However, at the same time, we must not destroy the lives of the people involved, by judgment or condemnation of their actions, so that they too can enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that we are all created by God, and are loved by Him. I believe that God sent His son, Jesus, who died for our sins, and was resurrected from death so that we, who believe, could inherit eternal life with Him. I believe it is our earthly responsibility to share this knowledge and love of God with others, so that they too, could have the opportunity to share in this inheritance.

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 believe that less government is more. I believe in the ideals of free enterprise, and the freedom from government for all people to pursue their own desires and dreams. I believe that we should all have the right to enjoy the freedoms that so many have given their lives to defend, without the unwarranted intrusion of government or others. I have always voted with this concept and philosophy in mind. I have and will always vote to defend the rights and freedoms of my constituents. I have in many situations, been the only vote in favor of, or against an issue, so that these ideals could be promoted.

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

gerrykeen.indiana26@gmail.com 7654048294

Additional comment from candidate:

It has been a great honor to have served the people of West Lafayette for so many years. I look forward to continuing to serve these and many others in this role as state representative. I will diligently continue to work and serve the citizens of district 26, by taking my experience to the next level, to help guard and preserve the freedoms we all enjoy.

Background

Education

  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 1982
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1980

Work & Military

  • Police Training Institute, Officer/detective, 7

Affiliations

  • Covenant church, member, volunteer youth leader and technical arts
  • Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission, member and current president
  • West Lafayette city council, member
  • Civic theater of Lafayette, volunteer, participant
  • Wabash Towship Volunteer firefighter, volunteer firefighter
  • Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Taste of Tippecanoe Asst Director
  • TEAMM, member
  • Metropolitan Planning Organzation, member

Offices

  • West Lafayette City Council, Held 18
 

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