Candidate Profile
Bruce Armstrong

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Bruce Armstrong
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 58
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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.

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?

This is a federal issue. I support the strongest restrictions possible which have been deemed Constitutional by the US Supreme Court


Economy

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

Agree   

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.

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.

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.

Agree   

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.

Disagree   

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.

Neutral   


Values

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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised Methodist as a child and converted to Roman Catholic once I married a Catholic. My wife and I feel it is important that both parents practice the same religion for our children.


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.

I voted against more tax/fee increases during my time on the Greenwood Council than anyone else. I also voted against Tax Abatements for businesses that will not guarantee higher than county average wages.

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

My 16 years on the Greenwood City Council have shown me many areas where state law needs to be changed. I retired from General Motors with 30 years of experience as an engineer. I currently work for Faurecia (an automotive supplier). My ability to analyze the data associated with any decision is one of my strongest qualifications.

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?

I have always self funded my campaigns because I feel that campaign contributions come with too many strings. I want to only owe my loyalty to one person - THE VOTER.


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No   

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

Enforcement of laws currently on the books (background checks, red flag law, etc.) would be a good start. Stricter penalties for crimes committed with a weapon would also be appropriate.


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?

1) Tax Increment Financing reform - Cities are currently abusing TIF while harming schools. 2) Tax Abatement reform - Granting tax abatements on speculative properties while not guaranteeing living wages is bad policy.

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Master of Mathematics (Computer Science), 1983
  • General Motors Institute (now Kettering University, Flint, MI, Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, 1980
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, Member
  • OLG Senior Citizen Bus Ministry, Driver
  • University of Evansville Parents Council, Member
  • Cub Scouts, Den Leader
  • USA Swimming, Referee, Starter, Official
Offices
  • Greenwood Indiana City Council, Held 2004-2019
 

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