Candidate Profile
Terri Bryant

Republican , Illinois


Terri Bryant
State Rep., Dist. 115

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Liberal Organizations

Citizen Action IL, 2015:  20%, 20%





Family-PAC, Illinois Family Action, Illinois Federation for Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

ABATE, Illinois Farm Bureau Activator, National Rifle Association

Selected Contributions


Dave Severin, Leslie Munger, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Bost, State Republican Party Organizations
David Harris, David McSweeney, Family-Pac, John Cavaletto, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations and 2 more


International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers International Union of North America, National Education Association







Other Information

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.

No Answer

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.


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.

No Answer

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.


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?

Separation of Powers was established so that we have checks and balances in order to prevent abuse of 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.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court, The Government derives it's power from the people.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion on demand should not be allowed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God the Father creator of all living things. The only living God. Jesus Christ is his only begotten son and is my Lord and savior. The Holy Spirit was sent to be our comforter until the Lord's return. I believe in the infallibility of Holy Scripture.

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.

On social issues I believe God loves everyone, I believe scripture is clear on what the Lord finds pleasing and that which he does not. I have sponsored or co-sponsored legislation concerning ending abortion. I have also addressed the Republican State Convention regarding the need to maintain the platform plank to keep the words, "marriage is between one man and one woman." On fiscal issues I want to always be sure we are taking care of the least among us. I respect the taxpayer, but also want to take an approach that cares for those truly in need.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

#12 This is not a pure democracy. It is a democratic republic.


  • John A Logan College, Carterville, IL, N/A
Work & Military
  • Illinois Dept. of Corrections, Public Service Admin., 20 Years
  • IL Gen Assem. Republican Downstate Caucus, Vice Chair
  • Christian Women's Fellowship,M'boro, IL, President
  • Jackson County Rep. Central Committee, Vice President
  • IL Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series, President
  • Illinois Clean Coal Board, Board Member
  • IL Gen Assem. Sportsman's Caucus, Board Member
  • Grand Avenue Christian Church, Sunday School Teacher
  • Illinois State Rep. 115th District, Held 1st term

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