Candidate Profile
Brian Tibbs

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Brian Tibbs
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 66
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

4
Bob Hall, former mayor, Charlestown, Donna Coomer, Clerk-Treasurer, Charlestown, Brian Hester, City Councilman, Charlestown, J.T. Cox, City Councilman, Charlestown

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?

Only as a result of an unavoidable life saving procedure for the mother.


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?

Eliminate spending on organizations that promote abortion, eliminate waste, scale down bureaucracy, and move as much government as possible to the private sector.


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.

Yes   

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

The State should not interfere in any way with the operation, teaching, or mission of churches or other religious ministries, or in any way restrict the freedom to practice religion by the citizens of the country.


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?

By price transparency, allowing plans to be purchased across state lines, and greatly reducing government regulations.


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?

Law abiding people who believe in the American ideal, and are coming to contribute to our society-- especially those fleeing religious or political persecution.


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.

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 Bible-believing Christian, believe in liberty, limited government, and adherence to our Constitution and the principles in our Declaration.


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 have donated to, and served in leadership on conservative organizations.

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

As Pastor for 21 years, I have been beside people in every stage and circumstance of life, and have seen how the government can both help or harm them. As a former civics teacher and through political involvement, I understand how our government works.

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 will use my office as a forum to promote gratitude for the miracle of America, and to urge citizens to return to those Judeo-Christian values which, by God's grace, made America great.


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?

No restrictions should be placed on law-abiding citizens. Strong enforcement of laws against those who commit a crime with a firearm should be carried out.


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) Legislation to deal with the opioid and drug crisis in our community. 2) Legislation protecting religious liberty. 3) Legislation protecting life (pre-born).

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

Yes. It tears the fabric of our country and is an affront to the Biblical principal that we are all created equal in the image of God.


Background

Education
  • Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville, IN, HS, 1988
  • Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL, BA, 1992
Work & Military
  • Victory Christian Academy, MS/HS Teacher, 1992-1999
  • Charlestown Independent Church, Pastor, 1998-2019
Affiliations
  • Choices Resource Center, contributor
  • Sisters for Life, contributor/ volunteer
  • NRA, member
  • Indiana Farm Bureau, member
  • North Clark Ministerial Association, member
  • Clark County Coalition Against Gambling, co-leader
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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