Candidate Profile
Mark D. Wicklund

Democrat , Illinois

Biography

Name
Mark D. Wicklund
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13
Incumbent
No
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Liberal

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Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations

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Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Disagree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

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.

(Did not answer)

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

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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.

(Did not answer)

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Agree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

(Did not answer)

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Disagree

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

(Did not answer)

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

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More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

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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.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

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Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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.

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People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

(Did not answer)

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Agree

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.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Roe Vs. Wade made it legal. It is not my place to judge someone for the moral decisions they make. Personally I am against abortion, being said I am a male and have no right to tell a women what they can and cant do with there health decisions.

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Somewhat Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

While on the County Board I voted to reign in department budgets and reduce the tax burden to tax payers. Voted to give tax payers back one million dollars.(Republicans took control of the board right after and reduced it two more years in a row, that is now causing financial harm to the county) Voted against the county purchasing property at over market prices. Voted to increase fees for criminals so the county taxpayers didn't have to cover the cost of federal and state mandated programs.

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

(Did not answer)

Additional comment from candidate:

I believe Religious and Moral values need to be brought back into the church and homes. If they do not start there they will never succeed in life as are children get older. Churches have gotten away from this and some even promote violence (All Faiths). As Christians we should always promote faith, power of prayer, Love and support. Our mission is to spread the word not force it onto others.


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