Candidate Profile
Melanie Leneghan

Republican , Ohio


Melanie Leneghan
U.S. Rep., Dist. 12

Panel Rating

Very Conservative



First Freedom Ohio, House Freedom Fund, Rep. Jim Jordan, We the People Convention-Ohio

Reported by Candidate

Congressman Jim Jordan, First Freedom Ohio of Citizens For Community Valu, WE The Peopel Convention of The Ohio Tea Party, COAST Citizens Opposed to Additional Spending and, More to come

Selected Contributions


Andrew Brenner, John Kasich
Jim Jordan, Louie Gohmert, National Right to Work Committee







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

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

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

No Answer

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

No funding to countries that sponsor terrorism No immigration from countries that hate us or fund or sponsor terrorism No chain migration No amnesty Arrest mayors who break the law and allow sanctuary to illegal aliens Attack terrorists in their training camps Never allow any terrorist activity or Sharia Law at any level in the United States Use the full strength of our military to come against terrorism wherever it exists

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

Man's heart is wicked. Separating and limiting power protects us against mans' potential negative influence. We all have a desire to be free as well. Limiting the potential power of the wicked allows for us to be more free than if we had tyranical leaders who have too much power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a devoted follower of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is first in my life. I live my Christian values out twenty four hours a day, in our home, in my church, and in my community and as a leader in my community. I operate in and through a Biblical World View

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Singlehandedly against all other "republicans" leaders I defeated a 43% property tax increase which has saved us taxpayers over $28 million so far. I stopped a 21/2% income tax and then I testified and convinced legislatures to change the law so that that particular tax grab could never happen again to any Ohioan. I re engineered our fire department reducing staff by over 20% and increased efficiency and performance levels I fought to put the right people in the right positions thus enhancing performance and efficiency. I recruited and got elected n place of progressives, a conservative trustee and a conservative fiscal officer. I replaced a spendthrift administrator and a spendthrift fire chief. I have defeated the elitist establishment on numerous occasions instead of throwing my constituents under the bus. I took the attacks for my constituents and God gave us victory every time.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Repeal Obamacare Provide for high risk pools to cover and subsidize those with pre existing conditions Allow competition over state lines Let the market do what's natural.... supply and demand and competition. Subsidize premiums for those who absolutely can not afford adequate healthcare. That does not include able bodied adults.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Allow for free trade. Do NOT pick winners and losers in the world of commerce Lower taxes Reduce regulations significantly Reduce unionization Stay out of it

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Flat tax with minimal variances

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Get out of the way of capitalism Free market Reduce the unemployment benefit

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Stop paying social security benefits out to situations that it was never meant to support. Raise the age to collect Do not spend social security revenue on anything but social security payments Wean America off of social security

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from OSU College of Business with a BS in business administration. Worked 16 years in corporate America as a top performer in my industry nationwide Helped start our family business and assisted with various aspects of the business Serve as a trustee in a township of 30,000 with $20 million in annual revenue and approximately 75 employees.Responsible for hiring, firing, negotiating contracts and union contracts, re engineering departments, reducing costs, improving efficiency,putting right people in right positions, obeying the statutes of the State Of Ohio. Served on numerous community committees Business professional, community volunteer and conservative activist. Wisdom and understanding in the mountain of government

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

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am a proven conservative fighter who has taken on the corrupt and failed establishment for over six years. I am principled and have never thrown my constituents under the bus to make myself more popular or to increase my chances of re election. I have always stood firm for our conservative values even when I am falsely accused, lied about, insulted and threatened. I am a Christian Conservative, a Constitutional Conservative, and a Trump Conservative who is selflessly going to DC to be a light in the dark, defeat the establishment, defund planned parenthood, repeal Obamacare, protect our rights and religious liberties, protect the unborn, balance the budget, strengthen the military. I am endorsed by Congressman Jim Jordan, CCVs PAC, First Freedom Ohio, Ohio Tea Party PAC, WE The People Convention, COAST ( Citizens Against Additional Spending and Taxes and am supported by pro life advocate, Barry Sheets, and am anticipating endorsements from pro life groups that can endorse. I wil


  • Ohio State University, Columbus, B.S./Summa Cum Laude
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • World Vision, donor
  • Pregnancy Decision Healthcare Centers, donor/volunteer
  • Christ's Child, donor/volunteer
  • Relationships Under Construction, donor
  • Zion Christian Fellowship, 7years in children's ministry
  • Grace Free Clinic, donor
  • Hope In The land Missions, donor
  • Faith Mission, donor
  • Liberty Township Trustee, Held 2012 to present
  • Delaware County Republican Party Central Committee, Held 2012 topresent

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