Candidate Profile
Melissa Ackison

Republican , Ohio


Melissa Ackison
U.S. Senator

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Greene County Republican Party, American Warrior Revolution


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

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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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?

Without having the benefit of intel from our military experts, my answer will be limited to what I believe to be obvious: 1. Elect leaders who will seek and follow the wisdom of God; 2. Strong military to deter terrorism; 3. Act justly, so as not to encourage more radical recruitment; and 4. Maintain strong boarder protection and strong immigration vetting.

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

My answer is twofold: First, I believe our Founding Fathers were aware that mankind was created in the image of God and was given innately the freedom to live and worship freely and it was not good for government to take away what God has given and Secondly, the Founding Fathers were keenly aware of our sinful nature and susceptibility to the corruption of power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian and believe all that I have belongs to God and that anything that I do, I do to glorify God. I believe I am saved by grace and the Holy Spirit works within me daily to guide me to live the life God intended and to serve and treat others with truth, love and grace.

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.

Please see my website and see where I stand on the issues at or and my interview with Father Frank Pavone on Abortion at: And my interview with Ace Baker on American Warrior Revolution at:

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

We have to return healthcare decisions back to patients and Doctors and allow open markets to drive down costs. Hospitals and clinics should be accessible for all for necessary care and for those who are not insured or cannot pay the full amount should be allowed to pay on a sliding scale over time. Co-ops and associations should be encouraged to leverage the size of their membership for lower costs. Faith based plans such as Medi-Share should be encouraged, so as to allow the community of members to share the cost.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Remove unnecessary regulations, have the federal, state and local government cooperate with one another to streamline “doing business process” to one source for tax, withholding, workers comp, etc. Lower taxes, fair trade deals, and where possible have all government funded projects use made in America materials and American companies.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Simplify it, so that whoever has to abide by it can understand it!

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

As we are seeing from President Trump’s tax reform and lower taxes, when companies keep more of their earnings they reinvest and hire more employees, so low business taxes is key. Additionally, as President Trump recognized, removing overly intrusive regulations, such as the Affordable Care Act mandate that caused small companies to choose lower productivity and reduce labor.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Stop using the funds for other social programs, it should only be used as a retirement benefit for those who paid into it and their spouse and dependent children.

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

The Economy/Immigration - As a small business owner and prior successful HR professional executive for large domestic/international companies, who worked on mergers and acquisitions, union negotiations and immigration assimilation, I have extensive knowledge to assist President Trump in addressing trade deals, skill-based labor, proper assimilation of immigrates, and the importance of reducing unnecessary regulations. Additionally, as someone with no formal college degree who was able to work my way up the corporate ladder on hard work and skill, I can help our Country see the importance of incorporating vocational and skill-based training back into our educational system. ACA -With a rare bone disease, I have personally suffered under the failed ACA and understand what it’s like not to have options. I was featured by the White House and a surrogate for President Trump in the repeal/replace initiative and will continue to work to get the job done once elected to the U.S. Senate.

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 to serve you and to return our republic back to the people. I believe in a limited federal government and in the power of the state’s right to self-govern and in individual rights.


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Work & Military
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  • YMCA, Youth T-Ball Coach
  • Union County Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Sister
  • Teen Challenge Day, Mentor
  • NRA, Member
  • Havens Corners Church, Youth Group Leader
  • Westside Freewill Baptist, Member
  • Ohio Gun Collectors Assoc., Member
  • Farm bureau, Member
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