Candidate Profile
Mark Mathis

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Mark Mathis
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 65
Incumbent
No
Links
   

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
none so far

Questionnaire

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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?

The fallen, sinful nature of man is why our Founders carefully distributed and limited powers in the Constitution. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The Constitution is designed to keep too much power from falling into too few hands. This is also why we have a representative democracy, rather than a pure democracy (see question 12). It prevents the tyranny of the fifty-one percent.

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, the Constitution, the voters, Congress, Supreme Court.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None whatsoever. Mere men cannot even pretend to know the world changing potential of a single fertilized human egg. The scripture tells us that it is God that opens and closes the womb, and we should leave the authority of life and death in His hands, and not presume ourselves wiser than the Creator.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament, is the Divinely inspired word of God, and contains all that we need to find peace and happiness in this world, and eternal life in the next. The Bible is without fault or error, and is the all sufficient guide as to how men ought to order their lives. I am a young earth creationist, and I hold to the basic, non negotiable tenants of the Christian faith as contained in the Apostles Creed....

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

Very Conservative

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

The only elected office I have held is on the Lawrence County Council for the last six years. At this level of government, I have not had the opportunity to vote on such weighty matters as abortion, Obamacare, or immigration. That said, I believe it is extremely important to know where a candidate stands on such issues, for this will reveal his heart. Some elected officials have said that they would not allow their Christian convictions to affect their public policy decisions. If your Christian convictions do not affect your public policy decisions, then you have no Christian convictions. I have served for thirty three years in full time Christian ministry. I have been accused of having too much scripture in my sermons. My wife and I have been married for 24 years, and have nine children; one mother, one father, one last name. We have been homeschooling for sixteen years, so that our children may have a Christian education.

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

kc9jss@gmail.com 812-797-3406

Additional comment from candidate:

If elected, I promise to be faithful to the Constitution, my wife, my family, and most of all, my God.


Background

Education
  • Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, BS, 1992
Work & Military
  • Army National Guard, Specialist E4, 8
Affiliations
  • Grace Fellowship Church, Pastor for last nine years
  • HSLDA, at least ten years
  • IAHE, about five years
  • Full time Pastor for last 33 years
Offices
  • Lawrence County Council, Held 6
 

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