Candidate Profile
Luke Malek

Republican , Idaho


Luke Malek
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Professional Firefighters of Idaho

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International Association of Firefighters







Other Information


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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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?

When the life of the mother is jeopardized.

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

The United States should do everything within its power under the Constitution to eliminate the threat of radical terrorism. Safety of the American people is paramount, and extremists want to exploit fear to harm our freedom.

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

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Limited, defined and separated power is necessary to prevent corruption that is natural when one man gains power over another.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised, and am still, a Catholic. I believe in the tenants of my faith, which is why I advocate so firmly for life.

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. Protecting the Unborn Luke is unapologetically pro-life. As a member of the Idaho Legislature, he has worked to ensure the sanctity of life. He also supports fixing our broken adoption and foster care systems to support America’s children and families.

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

The government needs to get out of our relationship with our doctors. Doctors know how to make us better, but compliance with federal regulation has made the overhead for practicing medicine extreme and burdensome.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

the government should reduce its burden on private enterprise. That will allow for more productivity and opportunity in the economy.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

The tax code should be continually simplified and changed to reduce tax burden on business.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to reduce the government burden on job creators... fewer regulation and less taxation.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

To guarantee benefits for future generations, which may not be possible, the age of eligibility will have to be gradually raised.

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

I have a background of effectiveness in my public and private careers. In the state legislature, I have taken on the most difficult issues and created conservative solutions. In my private life, I am a successful attorney and business owner.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 208-982-6319

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

Congress is broken. It isn't solving our problems. I solve problems... it's what I do. My reputation is as a conservative and effective leader. I want to fix our problems in Washington, D.C., and that is why I am willing to leave Idaho for Congress.


  • College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho, BA, 2004
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, JD, 2010
Work & Military
  • Smith + Malek, PLLC, Owner, Partner, 2015-18
  • Heritage Health, Legal Officer, 2013-15
  • Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecutor, 2009-2013
  • Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency, Executive Director, 2007-2008
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, Board Member
  • McClure Policy Center, Board Member
  • Milbank Memorial Fund Reforming States Group, Board Member, Steering Committee
  • Kootenai County Young Professionals, Founder, Board Member
  • State Representative, Held 2012-18

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