Candidate Profile
Robert L. Ochsner

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
Robert L. Ochsner
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 60
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

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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 Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

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.

No Answer

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.

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 Founders of our country were very leary of putting all power into one person. Dividing power and responsibility and having the people choose their leaders and providing checks and balances between the offices of government and having a certain term limit to those offices gave us the best chance of a successful government

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, Constitution, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Can't think of any

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Catholic, I believe in the Bible, I believe that God is first in my life, I am obviously Pro-Life, which means from conception to death, I beleive that I can see Jesus Christ in everyone if we look hard enough. I believe that if we keep the 10 Commandments we will all be in pretty good shape. And to clarify things, The sixth commandment has been erroneously translated from the Hebrew. The word is Murder not Kill. So killing in wars and Capital Punishment is lawful according to God.

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

Conservative

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

Without knowing me, it is hard to defend since I have not held public office or have ever been in politics before. But being Pro-life, for smaller government, allowing the Constitution to guide me certainly makes me a conservative in this day in age.

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

electrobertochsner@comcast.net 847-651-5415

Additional comment from candidate:

Hope to do the best job for the People of my district. And not be influenced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the State of IL.


Background

Education
  • Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero, 1957
  • Quigley Prep Seminary, Chicago, 1961
  • Morton Junior College, Cicero, AA, 1964
Work & Military
  • U S Army, Captain, 1964-1969
Affiliations
  • Arch Diocese of Chicago, Deacon
Offices
  • none
  • none
 

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