Candidate Profile
Shae Sortwell

Republican , Wisconsin


Shae Sortwell
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 2

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Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund


Young Americans for Liberty Action Fund

Reported by Candidate

Manitowoc County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer, Mishicot Supervisor Bob Desjarlais, Former Assemblyman Don Pridemore, Fran Frigidaire, De Pere community leader, Joan Vance, former WRTL Manitowoc County chair, Bill Glandt, former President of Two Rivers City C

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Andre Jacque, John Macco







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

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

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

Strongly Agree

George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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:

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?

I agree with over 1000 Obstetricians who signed the following Declaration saying that abortion is never medically necessary. DUBLIN DECLARATION ON MATERNAL HEALTHCARE “As experienced practitioners and researchers in obstetrics and gynaecology, we affirm that direct abortion – the purposeful destruction of the unborn child – is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman. We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion, and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatment results in the loss of life of her unborn child. We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to pregnant women.”

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

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. Specifically, I am a Presbyterian.

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.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

By restricting taxpayer funded benefits from those who are unwilling to work. This will motivate them to find work since their free ride will be cut off. Furthermore, we can have lifetime caps for these benefits.

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

By requiring the same price for the same services regardless of which insurance a patient has or if he has no insurance. And these prices should be readily available to customers so they can make educated choices.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Very limited. Mostly just protecting honest business practices and getting out of the way.

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

BA Public Adminstration Sgt, US Army Veteran Gibson Town Board Supervisor Former Legislative Aide for Assemblyman Chad Weininger

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 920-366-4398

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

I am a proven conservative. I have been highly involved in the pro-life cause. I do not simply give it lip service. I am an Army Veteran I have experience at multiple levels of government including a city, a town and the state level. I am gun owner and hunter and concealed carry holder unlike my opponent.


  • UW- Green Bay, Green Bay, BA, 2006
Work & Military
  • US Army Chemical Corp, SGT, 9
  • WI Right to Life, Former Chairman, Brown County
  • Green Bay City Council, Alderman
  • New Hope Church, Member
  • Manitowoc Fish and Game, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Disabled American Veterans, Member
  • American Legion, Member
  • Gibson Town Board, Supervisor
  • Green Bay Alderman, Held 1
  • Gibson Town Board, Held 1

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