Candidate Profile
Jim Lewis

Republican, Ohio

Biography

Name
Jim Lewis
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Citizens for Community Values

Reported by Candidate

0
Citizens for Community Values PAC

Questionnaire

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.

Agree

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, Constitution, Voters, Supreme Court and Congress are co-equal

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The only time that abortion should always be allowed is in order to save the life of the mother. I would, on a case by case basis, accept the decision of the mother to abort in the case of rape or incest. I would prefer the babies be carried to term and adopted out, but if the mother would be further traumatized doing so, she should be permitted to have an abortion. She had no choice in conceiving the baby.

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

The separation, enumeration, and limiting of power was designed to limit man's natural tendency to abuse power. As Lord Acton so properly stated, "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a member in good standing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since 1/13/2001. I believe there is a supreme being, God, who sent His Son Jesus Christ to suffer and die for our sins that we may be resurrected to live with our heavenly Father provided we accept Jesus as our savior and follow His commandments to the best of our ability. I believe we should live our best to follow Christ's example and live his 2 great commandments, love God with all our heart, soul and mind and love our neighbor as ourselves. We should follow the 10 commandments and the golden rule. I believe I have the right to worship God as dictated by my conscience. All others have the same right as long as, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, "It neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket." I value honesty, integrity, and charity above all.

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.

I served in the US Army during the Viet Nam era without being drafted. I have been a registered Republican my entire voting life, and I have rarely missed any election be it primary, general, or special unless I was unable to due to travel or moving due to my job at the time. I support the national platform, but not every Republican because far too many don't support those values. I have been an active Tea Party member in Clermont County since its founding and fully support its 3 principle values. My record on the school board is public, and I am the only member trying to bring prayer back to our meetings, arm staff/administrators for the safety of the children, prohibit immoral texts, and other conservative ideas. I have written hundreds of letters to the editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer and have had a couple of dozen published. They all reflect my conservative values.

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

jimlewisforcongress@hotmail.com 513-753-4998

Additional comment from candidate:

Question 13: The founders made this a republic. Pure democracy doesn't protect the right of minorities & degenerates into anarchy, then tyranny. Questions 1, 10, 3, 8, 15, 20: My opponent just voted for the omnibus bill in December that approved federal funding for: 1 & 10 Obamacare, 3 Obama's illegal amnesty executive order & sanctuary cities, 8 Syrian refugees 15 Climate change regulations, & 20 Planned Parenthood. Question 21: As a Mormon I don't drink alcohol, tea, or coffee, use tobacco in any form, or use any drugs except those prescribed for health reasons. I am conflicted on marijuana. Prohibition of alcohol didn't work & it inflicted the Kennedy clan on the US. The current marijuana prohibition is no more successful, & it results in public money wasted enforcing the law & incarcerating people generally less dangerous than alcohol abusers. I fear legalizing it sends the wrong message to our youth, but adults should be free to choose. It should decrease drug dealers & crime.

Background

Education

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, MBA, 1990
  • US Military Academy, West Point, NY, BS, 1972

Work & Military

  • US Postal Service, Letter carrier and Supv Dist, 18
  • Warner Cable, Customer Service Manager, 1
  • Bell of Pennsylvania, Training Manager, 10
  • US Army, Captain, 6

Affiliations

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, High Priest Secretary
  • West Clermont School Board, member
  • Clermont County GOP Central Committee, executive committee (2010-2014)
  • Union Twp GOP Central Committee, vice exec '10-'12 exec '12-'14
  • Clermont County Tea Party, member 2009 to present
  • Heritage Foundation, member
  • Concerned Veterans for America, member

Offices

  • W Clermont School Board, Held 2
  • Clermont Cty GOP Central Committee, Held 5
 

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