Candidate Profile
John Becker

Republican , Ohio


John Becker
State Rep., Dist. 65

Panel Rating



Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  83%





Cincinnati Right to Life PAC, Citizens for Community Values

Reported by Candidate

Clermont County Republican Party, Ohio Republican Party

Selected Contributions


Family First PAC, Joe Uecker, Rex Damschroder, Terry Johnson, Tom Brinkman
Associated Builders and Contractors, Citizens for Community Values, National Federation of Independent Business, National Right to Life Committee, Ohio Gun Collectors Association, Ohio House Republican Campaign Committee, State Republican Party Organizations







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 Disagree

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 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?

Sin and the nature of mankind to accumulate and consolidate power.

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) Voters; 3)Constitution; 4) Congress; 5)Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Committed Christian

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.

The media has repeatedly referred to me as the most conservative legislator in Columbus. That is a reputation I've earned.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 513-753-6440

Additional comment from candidate:

I am one of the few who walk the talk when it comes to supporting conservative legislation. Whether it is eliminating Common Core, Medicaid expansion, or excessive taxes and spending, I have the track record to prove it. Additionally, my support for innocent human life, gun rights, and religious freedom is unwavering. The Cincinnati Enquirer said that, “ arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House” (January 2014). “GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet,” headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014). And, most recently, Citizens for Community Values honored me with the prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015). Being a principled conservative is what earned me that reputation and those accolades. I didn’t go to Columbus to spend your money faster than you can earn it, “kiss up to the right people.” I went to Columbus to defend, support, and promote your conservative values. That is what I do.


  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, MBA, 1992
  • Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, BS, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Ohio Christian Alliance
  • Citizens for Community Values
  • Cincinnati Right to Life
  • Buckeye Firearms, "A" rating
  • NRA, Life Member and "A" rating
  • State Representative, Held 2013-2014
  • Republican State Central Committeeman, Held 2004-2012

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