Candidate Profile
J.D. Winteregg

Republican , Ohio


J.D. Winteregg
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

Panel Rating




Americans for Legal Immigration, Citizens for Community Values

Reported by Candidate

ALIPAC, The Politichicks, Authors/Activists, Steve Deace, Nationally Syndicated Host/Author, Wayne Dupree, ACU 2015 Blogger of the Year


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 Disagree

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.

1. God 2. Constitution 3. Congress/Supreme court (you can't place one above the other--they are supposed to be co equal branches of gov't). 4. Voters (below gov't because we are to be subject to the ruling authorities and mob rule can't usurp law)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It should not be permitted under any circumstances.

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

Man’s inherently selfish nature that perpetually hungers for more power

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I’m a conservative, evangelical Christian who believes the Bible is the inspired Word of God, that all people—including the unborn—are created in the image of God, and that God is sovereign over all the affairs of man.

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.

While not having held public office, you can find a track record of me fighting for these values by looking at press releases on my website, You can also click on links to articles I've had published in newspapers either written by more or about me defending what was right in the public sphere.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you., 937-329-1699

Additional comment from candidate:

There are three things that should be considered when supporting a candidate for Congress in 2016: 1.) values of a candidate; 2.) proven record of the candidate to publicly fight for conservative values (which is what many people want in a representative, considering the anti-establishment groundswell); 3.) what this candidate represents for the future of conservatism. I am a strong conservative, I have a proven record for publicly fighting for these conservative values when every other candidate avoided it, and our country desperately needs a competent, values-driven candidate from the Millennial generation--like me--to spark that hope on our side that is lost with more "traditional" candidates. Usually, the viability of the candidate is judged based on cash-on-hand. This is wrong. Our reliance should not be on whether or not WE can determine if someone is "electable," our reliance should be focusing on God and His will. It's imperative that we remember this as we read James 2:


  • Ohio State University, Columbus, MA, 2010
  • Wright State University, Fairborn, MEd, 2007
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, BA, 2004
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Ohio Accountability Project, Executive Director
  • First Baptist Church, Regular Attender/Tithe giver/Volunteer
  • Youth for Christ, Contributor
  • Community Pregnancy Center, Contributor
  • OSU French and Italian Grad Student Association, Vice-President
  • NRA, Member
  • Gun Owners of America, Member
  • Forge Leadership Network, Contributor
  • Ohio's 8th Congressional District Seat, Sought 2014

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