Candidate Profile
Patrick Harlan

Republican , Illinois


Patrick Harlan
U.S. Rep., Dist. 17

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations





Family-PAC, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Illinois Family Action, Illinois Federation for Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

ABATE, Former Congressman Joe Walsh

Other Information

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide: President of Knox County TEA Party Numbers USA rates him as a "True Reformer" ( Signe U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge


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

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 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

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.

Strongly Disagree

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


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

Absolute power, corrupts absolutely

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am held accountable to God not man, and I live my life to honor the Lord. I am Roman Catholic and attend mass weekly.

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 the President of the Knox County IL. TEA party, an active member with Knox County IL. Right to Life. Stated in the qc times interview my views on Syrian refugees. " We should not allow any muslim refugees in our nation as they are a threat to our security". I stated in the Galesburg Register-Mail that "I am willing to do whatever it takes to defund planned-parenthood including putting it in the highway bill". And I also stated "Giving Iran the ability to check their own nuclear program is a death threat to America".

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

Additional comment from candidate:

God bless America!


  • ICC, E.Peoria, 2010
  • Kaplan Financial, Wisconsin, F.I.C, 2016
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Knox County Right to Life, member
  • Knox County TEA party, President
  • Knights of Columbus council 556, 3rd degree knight
  • G.H.S Students for Life, mentor
  • Costa Catholic Academy, basketball coach
  • Annual March for Life in D.C, Group leader
  • Chicago March for Life, Group leader
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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