Candidate Profile
Timothy Derickson

Republican , Ohio


Timothy Derickson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative


Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  92%





Citizens for Community Values

Selected Contributions


Margaret Conditt, Wes Retherford, William 'Bill' P Coley
Associated Builders and Contractors, Citizens for Community Values, Craig Newbold, Family First PAC, Gary Scherer, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 9 more


International Union of Operating Engineers, League Of Conservation Voters, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Nature Conservancy, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

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 enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only if the life of the mother will be lost. In all cases, the life of the mother AND the child should be saved if possible.

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

Mankind is prone to tyranny and apt to act as God and Lord over people. Elites gather power and use that power against people. Our Founders wanted checks and balances on the corrupt and corrosive use of power against free-born citizens. Our Founder's believed, as do I, that we have God-given rights and that man cannot take away those rights. In America, the government is the servant, not the master. Our Constitution helps enforce that order.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God created us in his own image and he knew us before we were born. Every human being created by God, has a soul and a God-given purpose.I believe God is with all of us, and it is my desire to please Him in all that I do.

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.

My track record reflects conservative values like...lower taxes (business and personal), protection of Religious Liberties, less Government regulation and more control of individual rights.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you., 513-273-1067

Additional comment from candidate:

I want to restore the America we love by making Government the servant, not the master.Restoring individual liberty begins with limiting Government.


  • Clark Technical College, Springfield, Agricultural Business, 1980
  • Miami University, Oxford, Office Administration, 1984
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Oxford Bible Fellowship Church, Member (past Chair of Trustee Bd., Finance Committ
  • Ohio Legislative Prayer Caucus, Chairman
  • Governors Office Faith Based & Community Init., Chairman
  • Cru, Contributor
  • Horizon Intl, Contributor
  • Young Life, Contributor
  • Habitat for Humanity, Contributor
  • Oxford Community Foundation, Contributor
  • Hanover Twp Trustee, Held 2000-2009
  • State Representatuve, 53rd District, Held 2009-current

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