Candidate Profile
Curt Nisly

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Curt Nisly
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 22
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Indiana Family Institute, 2019:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business IN (NFIB - IN), 2017-18:  90%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2015-16:  88%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  85%, 83% (cum.)
American Conservative Union IN (ACU-IN), 2018:  67%, 80% (cum.)
Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA), 2019:  75%, 66% (cum.)

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2019:  31%
LEAP Forward IN, 2019:  4%

18%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Bruce Borders (2018), Marlin Stutzman (2016), State Republican Party Organizations (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
David Ober (2014), Marlin Stutzman (2014), National Association for Gun Rights (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2014)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (2014)

Summary

13%

LIBERAL

87%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Voted Yes for House Roll Call Vote 1337 pro-life 2016 which was the final concurrence vote in the Indiana House on a pro-life bill from this session that banned abortion because of race, gender or disability and also mandated that abortion clinics must dispose of aborted babies through a relationship with a funeral home via either burial or cremation. Currently they are allowed to treat aborted baby bodies as "medical waste". Voted No for SB 20 sexual orientation 2016 which is an amendment to a bill in the Indiana House that would have added special protections for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" into state law.

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Never


Economy

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

Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

(Did not answer)


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.

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.

Agree   

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

Agree   

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

Yes   

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

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)


National Security

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

Agree   


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.

Agree   

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.

Agree   

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

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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   

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

https://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/20200208/primary-challenges-await-lawmakers “Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Goshen, faces opponent Bill Dixon, of Syracuse, in the GOP primary for House District 22, covering parts of Kosciusko and Elkhart counties. Nisly has served since 2014 and is one of the most conservative members in the chamber.”

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Woodlawn Christian School, Goshen, IN, High School, 1989
Work & Military
  • C-Tech Solutions, Inc., President, 14
Affiliations
  • Project Promise, Board Member
  • MDC Goldenrod, Volunteer
  • Global Childrens Assistance, Board Member
  • Elkhart County Republican Party, Precinct Committeeman
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 6
 

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