Candidate Profile
Austin Reid

Republican , Ohio


Austin Reid
State Rep., Dist. 78

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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.


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

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

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


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."


I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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


Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None. Killing any person from conception to natural death is wrong.

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

Greed and a hunger for power in mankind’s nature made it necessary for a separation of powers in the United States Constitution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and for that reason have continued my faith into adulthood. I attended Ohio Christian University, because I wanted a spiritual education to go along with education for my trade.

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?


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

I believe in a free market economy. Every socialist program government takes on, detracts from the health of our economy. Less government is ideal for any economy whether that be local, state, of federal. The more immigration, the more competition for jobs in our country. With high immigration numbers we will also see a decrease in pay for workers. We should only allow immigration for skilled workers, until our economy can prove it can handle a greater workforce.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Lowering taxes on business will make companies more competitive with foreign competition. Our economy will only grow, if government takes a step back and allows a stable environment to promote growth.

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

More competition between health insurance companies will drive costs down. Cutting Obama Care, will deflate the market and force insurance companies to brings costs down. As it stands Obama Care is creating an artificially inflated market based on tax payer funds. With less government funded coverage, we will see hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies be forced to bring down the costs of their services.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should create a tax structure that is competitive with any nation in the world. The only way to boost the economy is make Ohio, and the United States in general one of the best places in the world to do business.

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

I hold senior management positions in two businesses. Ruff's Seed Farms and West Fairfield Inc. I know what it takes to run a business in Ohio. As the President of the Amanda-Clearcreek School Board, I know that cutting restrictions on schools will help local school districts and teachers. I also have experience heading a large organization as a school board President, and operating it in a productive, responsible way.

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 running for State Representative because I simply want to serve. I fell like I have a lot to offer and would appreciate your support. Thank You.


  • Ohio Christian University, Circleville, Bachelor, 2018
Work & Military
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  • Amanda-Clearcreek Board of Education, Held 2016-2018

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