Candidate Profile
Jim DuPlessis

Republican , Kentucky

Biography

Name
Jim DuPlessis
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 25
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Not Evaluated

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  88%, 88%

88%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
David W. Osborne, John "Bam" Carney, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Tim Moore (KY)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Neutral

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.

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.

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 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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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

It provides a balance of power so that a strong dictatorship or socialistic governance cannot take over but that democracy OF and FOR the people is maintained.

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.

Constitution, voters, Congress, Supreme Courts,

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I do not support abortion, however in order to end the 98% of abortions that are done due to convenience I would be willing to discuss a pass for protection of the mother and perhaps rape. Relaxing on the rare instances of this these two conditions would save millions of babies. Therefore in order to move legislation these two instances deserve to be discussed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian which means that I believe that God came to Earth in the form of a man, Jesus. He lived a perfect life, died on the cross and was raised to new life three days later. His death on the cross became the atoning sacrifice for any person who would choose to follow Him. This sacrifice is what provides for the forgivenes of my sins and the ability to have a personal relationship with a Holy God.

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 was awarded an award by the American Conservative Union (ACU) in DC because of my voting record. This award was given because my voting record was one of the most conservative in the entire KY House. This was my record even though I often voted across the aisle.

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

duplessis4ky@duplessis.net

Additional comment from candidate:

Although a strong conservative, I am a representative to all. As an engineer I use facts over emotions to make my decisions. Therefore I will listen to both sides and use their facts to weigh my ultimate decision. I will not vote straight party but instead based on good policy. I have voted across the aisle when I felt like it made good conservative sense regardless of which party initiated the bill. For that reason I was awarded the coveted award from the ACU as one of the highest voting conservatives in the state of KY.

Background

Education

  • University of KY, Lexington, BSME, 1994

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Clarity Crisis Pregnancy, Contributor
  • Helping Hand of Hope, Contributor
  • Warm Blessings, Contributor
  • Mission Hope for Kids, Contributor
  • Severns Valley Baptist Church, Deacon and Contributor
  • Community Health Clinic, Contributor

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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