Candidate Profile
Nancy Franke

Republican, Indiana


Nancy Franke
State Rep., Dist. 69

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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.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


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.


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.

No Answer

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.


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.


Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

No Answer

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.


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


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?

I absolutely treasure what our forefathers presented in the Constitution of the United States. As an educator, I could not wait to teach this portion of social studies with our students. Our Nation's Constitution is the longest, living document which has stood the test of time, and for good reason!

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, Supreme Court, Academia, Congress, Industry

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am an adoptee and value the life my birth mother chose over the option of abortion. I struggle with the thougth of abortion being allowed in any circumstance - I personally could not even chose my life over my unborn child's life if it came down to that. However, if a medical decision comes down to either the life of a child or the mother for someone else, I don't know if it is right for me or the law to decide which life is more valued...this would be a personal decision to be made for the family and medical team affected directly.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My Christian values and beliefs are what drives me to where I am today. It is because of my faith as to why I want to continue to serve people - be it through my work as a Lutheran school teacher, a volunteer, mission trip team member, or my service to the community through public office.

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


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

I have always lived a conservative life on all fronts - Economically, from growing up in a household where my deaf parents spent their entire lives learning to live within their means (I learned how to make the most of SPAM and government cheese when my dad lost his job when the meat packing plant closed down) to working my way through college - even spending one term taking a full load of classes, working two jobs which added up to 40 hrs/week, and working as a part-time nanny. Socially - I grew up with a German heritage background. Etc - I am fiscally conservative and put this to practice as a Trustee when it comes to taxpayer's dollars.

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Additional comment from candidate:

I truly believe God has placed me in this position to run for State Representative. I, along with many Republicans in District 69, have felt the establishment continues to ignore us and allow empty rhetoric from the present representative leadership to control our voice. This is why I absolutely refuse to accept any PAC, special interest, or large corporation donations for this campaign. This grassroots campaign truly is the voice of District 69 - it does not just belong to me - it belongs to the people...the ones who I want to represent. District 69 is a home-grown conservative area and it is only because of their donations and support that I am running to represent them. I have always stated that my God comes first, then my family. After that, it is the constituents. I refuse to allow the puppeteer-ploys which takes place in our government to define me or my campaign.



  • Concordia University, River Forest, IL, BA in Elementary Education, 1990
  • Concordia University, River Forest, IL, Director of Christian Education Certification, 2004

Work & Military

  • St. Peter's Lutheran School, Educator, 10
  • Seymour Community Schools, Interpreter/Home bound Instructor, 1
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Director of Christian Education, 8


  • LCMS Ministerial Health Commission, Committee member
  • Duke Energy-Purdue University Energy Academy, Advisory Board member
  • Jackson County Bicentennial Committee, Committee Member
  • Relay for Life, Committee Member
  • Mission Team to India, Team Member
  • Concordia Publishing Houuse, VBS Curriculum Advisor
  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Member
  • International Student Exchange Program, Host family


  • Seymour Community School Board Trustee, Held 6 years
  • SCSC Trustee - Secretary, Held 2 years

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