Candidate Profile
Russell Reahard

Republican , Indiana


Russell Reahard
State Rep., Dist. 18

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

Matt Dillon

Selected Contributions


Richard Mourdock (2013), Senate Conservatives Fund (2014), Ted Cruz (2016)







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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?

None. Every life is sacred. And Doctors take an oath to protect the mother and the baby both.


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?

I would look at and consider all areas of the budget.

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.

Strongly Agree   

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.


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

It doesn’t mean a thing. The founder who wrote this expected that we teach morals from the Bible to all students in public schools. They all believed and wrote we cannot have a free society without a moral people. The First Continental Congress printed 10,000 Geneva Bibles to teach morals in our public schools.


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?

Encourage private free clinics. These should be funded by foundations, hospitals, churches and other non-profits.

National Security

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



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.


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

We should have legal immigration by those who have the job skills we need in our economy. Families should be able to bring their family members as long as they help them as a sponsor to find housing, work and integrate into American language, laws and customs.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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

Strongly 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.

I am a born again Christian. In the USA we have been entrusted with a government which protects our 24 unalienable rights from God. We need to preserve these rights and pass them along and teach them to the next generation. The highest of these rights are life, liberty and property. These should never be denied a citizen without due process of law (#14).


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   

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

I have 8 years experience as a pastor, Meeting needs of people. I have 20 years in sales writing legal contracts including insurance and real estate. I have been a business owner 38 years.

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


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.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

None. Constitutional Carry is best protection.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

Pass Life at Conception. Pass Constitutional Carry. Marriage is between one man and one woman.

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



  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, seminary, Open
  • Manchester college, North Manchester, Indiana, BS-Econ, 1983
  • Chinle High School, Chinle, AZ, Diploma, 1979
Work & Military
  • Junior R OTC, Major, 1.5
  • 4 Year Army ROTC Scholarship, Declined it, 0
  • Kiwanis Clubs: N.Man. Akron-Mentone, Past: Pres. Lt.Gov. Secretary Treasurer
  • North Manchester fellowship of churches, Board Member
  • Friends of Epworth Forest, Board member, Treasurer
  • South Pleasant UM Church, Bread Distributed to local food pantries
  • North Webster United Methodist Church, Mission Work Teams -7+
  • Claypool elementary school, Mentor
  • Real estate and insurance, State licensed agent for manyl years
  • Manchester Fellowship of Churches, Board President 2020-2021
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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