Candidate Profile
Paul Zeltwanger

Republican , Ohio


Paul Zeltwanger
State Rep., Dist. 54

Panel Rating




Cincinnati Right to Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

Citizens for Community Values, Warren County Right to Life, Conservative Republican Leadership Committee, Pete Patterson - Deerfield Township Trustee, Don Prince - Former Mason City Mayor, Chris Romano - Deerfield Township Trustee

Selected Contributions


National Federation of Independent Business







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

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.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly 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.


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.

Strongly 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.


The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly 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 Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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?

Due to the sinful nature of man/woman.

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Risk of death to the mother

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died on a cross for our sins and rose again and that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. I believe the Bible is the infallible word of God and provides the roadmap for how we should live.

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 vote for and strongly support limited government, fiscal frugality, lower taxes and judeo-Christian values related to all social issues. I voted against the budget primarily due to the inclusion of Obamacare/Medicaid Expansion, unnecessary spending and too many special interest funding projects. I strongly supported the Heartbeat Bill.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 513 850-3476

Additional comment from candidate:

I did not receive an endorsement from the Ohio Republican Party. The reason provided was that I would not donate money to the ORP. When I was asked to contribute I simply asked for a written plan defining how the money was going to be used, who controlled how it would be spent and what the 3-5 year vision of the Ohio Republican Party is. I still have not received this. They have accused me of not being a team player. I simply say I am being prudent and trying to help drive much needed change in how things are done in the political arena.


  • Grace College, Winona Lake, IN, BS Business & Accounting, 1988
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, MBA Finance, 1994
Work & Military
  • Ernst & Young, Senior Manager, 1991-2000
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director, 2000-2005
  • Joshua One, Managing Member, 2005-Current
  • Indiana CPA, Member
  • Grace Chapel, Board Member
  • AICPA, Member
  • Back2Back Ministries, Volunteer
  • Athletes in Action, Next Gen Mentor/Coach
  • State Representative, Held 2015

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