Candidate Profile
Steven Reick

Republican , Illinois


Steven Reick
State Rep., Dist. 63

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Illinois Federation for Right to Life, Illinois Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Medical Society, Illinois Manufacturers' Association, National Federation of Independent Business, McHenry County Right to Life, More endorsements on file

Selected Contributions


Allen Skillicorn, Pamela Althoff







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Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide:


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.


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.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


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.


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.


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.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.


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


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 understood that man is not a perfectible being, and while governments are necessary, they must be limited so as to allow the people to live within the bounds of their imperfections as they attempt to form a more perfect union.

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 (Though I don't describe myself as a religious person. See below.) Voters (If by "voters" you mean "We the People") The Constitution

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If the life of the mother is at stake, though I don't know any mother who wouldn't give her own life for that of her child.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I don't consider myself to be a religious person in the traditional sense. However, I do have a strong affinity for the teachings of the Bible, as the Judeo-Christian ethic, combined with the rise of market capitalism, is more responsible than anything else in human history for pulling mankind out of a world of darkness, brutality, slavery and despair.

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


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

I subscribe to the notion of "subsidiarity", defined by David Bosnich of the Acton Institute as follows: "This tenet holds that nothing should be done by a larger and more complex organization which can be done as well by a smaller and simpler organization. In other words, any activity which can be performed by a more decentralized entity should be. This principle is a bulwark of limited government and personal freedom. It conflicts with the passion for centralization and bureaucracy characteristic of the Welfare State." My positions on the issues confronting us can be found at:

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 815-388-7517

Additional comment from candidate:

I went back and looked at the announcement I made when I ran for this office in 2014, and the thing that jumped out at me is the fact that since then, nothing has changed. I don't think I can say it any better than I did then:


  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, JD/MAcc, 1980
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, BS Acctg, 1975
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  • IL General Assembly, Sought 2014

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