Candidate Profile
Candice Keller

Republican , Ohio


Candice Keller
State Rep., Dist. 53

Panel Rating




Citizens for Community Values, Family First

Reported by Candidate

Butler County Commissioner Cindy Carpenter, Madison Township Trustee Alan Daniel, Trenton Mayor Calvin Woodrey

Selected Contributions


John Kasich, Timothy Derickson, Wes Retherford, William 'Bill' P Coley







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.

Strongly 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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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 Disagree

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?

The Founder's realized that our rights are mandated by nature itself and by nature's God.

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 Congress Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances should abortion be allowed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an Evangelical Christian and my personal relationship with Christ precedes all other relationships in my life. Family is second to that and politics comes third. I have dedicated my life to saving the lives of the innocent unborn through my position as CEO for 9 years of one of the largest pro-life agencies in southwest Ohio. God directs this work and I follow His leading in the area of life and respect for the unborn.

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 am a strong advocate for smaller government and less regulation of our lives through governmental intervention. I remain strongly pro-life and pro-gun. I am a Constitutionalist who desires to see our nation turn back to those values set forth by our Forefathers.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

I look forward to bringing about change at the Ohio Statehouse by my willingness to be a strong advocate for the unborn, as well as all conservative values that would strengthen our State. I am persistent, determined and knowledgeable about the issue of life and that would carry over into other areas that are important to conservative Republicans. I am not running with anyone. I am not running against anyone. I am running to represent the people of my District.


  • Miami University, Oxford, OH, English, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Community Pregnancy Center, CEO - 2008 - present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Sis - 2010 - present
  • Hospice of Middletown, Volunteer 2010 - present
  • Middletown City Schools Curriculum Comm., Member 2011
  • Middletown Health Coalition, Member 2011
  • Joann Davidson Leadership Inst., Member 2012
  • Middletown City Planning Commission, Member 2011
  • 2010 Janet Clemmons Award, Nominee 2010
  • Butler County Regional Chair, Held 2008-2015
  • Butler County Central Committee, Held 2008 - present

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