Candidate Profile
Victoria Spartz

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Indiana Family Institute, 2019:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business IN (NFIB - IN), 2017-18:  100%
Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA), 2019:  75%, 84% (cum.)
American Conservative Union IN (ACU-IN), 2018:  73%, 73% (cum.)

89%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2019:  55%
LEAP Forward IN, 2019:  0%

28%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
13
Brian Bosma (2017), Chuck Goodrich (2019), Connie Lawson (2014), Conservative, Authentic, Responsive Leadership for You and for America (2015), Curtis Hill (2016), Donna Schaibley (2018) and 7 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Club for Growth (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If vital treatment is necessary to prevent the death of the mother that may end the life of preborn child.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We have to restructure/reform Social Security, so we can keep promises to our current recipients, and be able to fulfill future promises.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

All spending, but especially a lot of waste in the entitlement and health care spending.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

We should reform this system and stop pushing students to wasteful debt.Each individual should be responsible for his/her own decisions and debt, but we could provide more flexibility for payment options and deductions. Higher education institutions should also have some "skin in the game".

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Religious Liberty

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

State should stay away from the church, but not contrary.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

More competition, more consumer choice and more freedom (less bureaucratic regulations) for patients, doctors, providers and payors.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Radical Islam is a huge national security problem. We should have a more efficient federal government concentrated on its core functions: strong national security; strong military force, which should be used wisely; strong cybersecurity; strong borders; and strong immigration policy serving our national interests.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Immigration

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Immediate family members of U.S. Citizens and legal immigrants, legitimate asylum seekers, and larger percentage of visa lottery recipients selected based on skills or merits. Immigration should serve our national interest and promote our values abroad.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Orthodox Christian. God is our protector and strength. Strong values are the backbone of our constitutional republic.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Qualifications

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

https://www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/spartz

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strong fighter for freedoms, who grew up in a socialist-controlled country, with a proven record of success on the ground. We have to win the war against socialist propaganda and trends in our society!

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

No restrictions for law abiding citizens - it's our Constitutional right against the tyranny of the government and for personal protection.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1) Healthcare; 2) Immigration; 3) Government spending control and oversight.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Healthy race relations are important for the strength of our republic. More often than not a "race card" is used by special interest groups to separate us for political gains.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Background

Education
  • National University of Economics, Ukraine, BS, 1999
  • National University of Economics, Ukraine, MBA, 2000
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, MPA, 2005
Work & Military
  • ISBC Group, Chairman, 11
  • EcoAgro USA, Partner, 7
  • IU Kelly School of Business, Adjunct Faculty, 5
  • AG's Office, PwC, KPMG, Crowe Horwath Intl, CFO, Manager, Project Leader, QC Director, 12
Affiliations
  • Good Samaritan Network, Contributor
  • Indiana Family Institute, Contributor
  • Indianapolis Right to Life, Contributor
  • IN Association of Realtors, Hoosier Life Member
  • NRA, Life Member
  • Hamilton County GOP, Vice-Chairman; President of Republican Women
  • GOPAC, Emerging Leader
  • IN CPA Society, Emerging Leader
Offices
  • Indiana State Senator, Held 2.5
 

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