Candidate Profile
Justin Busch

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Justin Busch
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 16
Incumbent
No
Links
       

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Indiana Family Institute, 2019:  100%
Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA), 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)

100%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2019:  45%
LEAP Forward IN, 2019:  0%

22%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
U.S. Senator Todd Young, Congressman Jim Banks, Indiana State Senator Rod Bray, Former Indiana State Senator David Long, Former Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries, Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
David Long (2016), Jim Banks (2019), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2015), Tera Klutz (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Allen County Right to Life (2019), David Long (2019), Hoosiers for Quality Education (2019), Robert Morris (2019), Tera Klutz (2019)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2019)

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

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   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe life begins at conception and that every life is a precious gift and deserves our protection.


Economy

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

Strongly 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.

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   

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

Strongly 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?

Citizens are protected by the government to practice their faith in private and public without the fear of government interference. Our religious rights should not be infringed.


Healthcare

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree   

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

We should allow legal immigration under the law and prioritize skill sets that are needed to grow our economy.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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.

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and it is only through Him that I am saved. I attempt to try to show my fellow man the grace that He has shown me. My parents taught me to worship God, to always lead with kindness and to treat others the way that I want to be treated.


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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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.

No

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.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Our forefathers were very clear when they decreed that we all have the right to keep and bear arms. My father taught me to respect and how handle firearms from a young age. I’ve long been a conceal carry permit holder and a lifetime member of the NRA.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

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
  • IPFW - Indiana University, Fort Wayne, BA American History, 2003
  • IPFW - Purdue University, Fort Wayne, BA Communication, 2002
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • IU Alumni Association Northeast Indiana Chapter, President
  • Indiana Real Estate Commission, Governor Appointee
  • Young Republicans, 3rd District Vice Chair
Offices
  • Allen County Councilman At-Large, Held 2016 - 2018
 

Get Reminders

From important news to voting dates and reminders, iVoterGuide equips you to make an impact and a real difference in every election.
Join Now