Candidate Profile
Tracy Smodilla

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
Tracy Smodilla
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Illinois Center Right Coalition, Illinois Family Action

Reported by Candidate

6
Dundee Township Republican Organization, Elgin Township Republican Organization, Hanover Township Republican Organization, Schaumburg Township Republican Organization, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Walsh Freedom
 

Other Information

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide: https://2mx1h817tiaq43gsho1fchch-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IFI-VG-General_2016_16-pages_web-2.pdf

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.

Strongly 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.

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Disagree

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

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.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Neutral

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?

Sinfulness, but also our founders understanding of greed, the love of power and the opportunity for absolute corruption. As Madison declared, "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many may justly be pronounced as the very definition of tyranny."

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, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am Pro-Life and believe that the rights of the unborn are to be protected in all circumstances possible. When the life of the mother is threatened, it is a decision between her, her family, her medical attendants and God. The government should stay out of the decision. While Roe v. Wade remains upheld, in the instances of pregnancy as a result of rape and incest, I believe that a concurring criminal investigation be initiated (rape and incest are crimes in Illinois and most states), and especially in the cases of a minor child.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a Christian, my Judeo-Christian ethic has shaped my values system. I am grateful that our founders relied upon the same to shape our Constitution. However, I do believe in the separation of church and state to ensure the religious freedoms of all faiths in our country and to avoid further influence of those that would be contrary to our Constitution.

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.

1) My voting record. 2) My positions on Economic Development for mindful growth and mitigated taxpayer burden. 3) Contributions to conservatives candidates and organizations.

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

tracy@tracyforsenate22.com, 1-847-461-8787

Additional comment from candidate:

Our state and country are at a precipice. It is time we turn to common-sense policy making that works to elevate people into self-sufficiency, restore trust in a limited government, serve the public at large according to the Constitutions and refrain from the infringement of erroneous, corrupted lawmaking on our citizens.


Background

Education
  • Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Chicago, Diplomate, 2000
  • Inst. Cert. Travel Agents, Wellsley MA, Diplomate, 1992
  • American Inst. of Banking, Chicago, Cert, 1983
Work & Military
  • Amer. Massage Therapy Assoc. (IL Chap), 1st VP, 2011-2012
  • Amer. Massage Therapy Assoc. (IL Chap), Member at Large, 2009-2011
  • Amer Massage Therapy Assoc. (IL Chap), Chair, Govt Relations, 2009-2012
  • Amer. Massage Therapy Assoc. (IL Chap), Govt Relations Coordinator, 2005-2006
Affiliations
  • Hanover Township Republican Org., Dpty Cmtmn, Mmber, and Elec. Judge Crdtr.
  • New You46, Chair
  • Bartlett Economic Dvlpmt, Commissioner
  • Soroptimist International, President, Secretary, Member
  • Bartlett CARE, Chair
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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