Candidate Profile
Jerry Torr

Republican, Indiana

Biography

Name
Jerry Torr
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 39
Incumbent
Yes
Links

Panel Rating

Moderate

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  81%, 88%
Americans for Prosperity IN (AFP IN), 2013-14:  75%

82%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2015:  21%

21%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
12
Big Red PAC, Jackie Walorski, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Luke Messer, Mike Pence, Richard Mourdock and 6 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Associated Builders and Contractors, Big Red PAC, Big Red Political Action Committee, Hoosiers for Economic Growth, Hoosiers for Quality Education, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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.

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.

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.

Agree

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.

Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

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.

Disagree

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.

Agree

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

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.

A+ NRA rating, 100% voting record with Indiana Right to Life, two time winner of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Government Leader of the Year Award, champion of Indiana's Right to Work law and author of the repeal of Indiana's prevailing wage statute.

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

(Did not answer)

Additional comment from candidate:

I assume that question 12 is a "trick" question since it states that the founders established a pure democracy in our Constitution, which, of course, they did not. They created a constitutional republic.

Background

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Details

Voted Yes for House Roll Call Vote 1337 pro-life 2016 which was the final concurrence vote in the Indiana House on a pro-life bill from this session that banned abortion because of race, gender or disability and also mandated that abortion clinics must dispose of aborted babies through a relationship with a funeral home via either burial or cremation. Currently they are allowed to treat aborted baby bodies as "medical waste".

 

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