Candidate Profile
Mark Cox

Republican , Indiana


Mark Cox
State Rep., Dist. 73

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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?

Abortion is murder and should be criminalized. Roe vs Wade is an opinion and not law. Courts can't make laws.


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?

-Cut government employee overstaffed offices. -Health and Human services. -prison reform/work payback programs. -Conservation and Environmental

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?

The Church has a duty to carry out the ministry of reconciliation and caring for widows and orphans. the state has a duty to punish evil and reward good. Separation does not mean divided, or that they do not work together. It just means that their roles are different.


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?

-Allow the free market to be free again. undue the socialized aspect. -Reform the unjust malpractice system. -Reward care givers that volunteer to treat the poor,

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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 have a good process for this already and I don't intend to change it. I would not support any form of sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.


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.

Jesus Christ is both Lord and King. He is the eternal Son of God. Salvation from sin is through Christ and Christ alone, by grace through faith alone. Every good and perfect gift is from God -including His Word, which is eternally true and applicable for every area of life -especially in matters of civil government. God has rescued me from sin and death and I am eternally grateful. My sincere desire is to live a life that reflects God's glory so that he might be all the more exalted. And that men might come to know Him and and be saved through the proclamation of His word. My values come from the Bible, which is the source for all wisdom and knowledge pertaining to daily living, family discipleship, civil rule, law and justice.


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.

Everything we do in America should be based on the foundational principle written in the constitution. "We are endowed by our Creator" and since we have a creator that has not left us with out rights, we should seek to live out our economic and social policies based on that premise. We should strive to reflect the image of our creator by obeying His commandments -namely by loving our neighbor as our self. In matters of foreign policy and military defense. We should protect our nation from anyone who threaten that premise or seeks to implement a different one. -both foreign and domestic.

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

I have owned businesses and managed them. I understand how to balance budgets. and I know how to say no to individuals who want it now and want to pay for it later. My military career has afforded me the opportunity to work in high stress situations and with very diverse individuals.

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?

I love Indiana and want to represent our values by seeing that the resources that we have are used appropriately and not wasted.

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?

I do not support restrictions on guns and I don't support laws that leave citizens without due process. We have a constitutional right to carry fire arms and I don't intend on having those rights infringed upon.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly 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?

Protection at conception. Lowering Tax Constitutional carry

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

No. Liberal spin that deceives minorities into thinking that the government is the answer to all of your problems is a threat to our security. Liberals are much to blame for inciting civil unrest to have their agenda overthrow traditional values that have made our country strong.


  • Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, 2000
Work & Military
  • United State Marines, Corporal, 4
  • Military Law Enforcement academy, Military Police, 4
  • ASE Master Technician, Technician, 4
  • Sovereign King Church, Minister
  • Indiana Abolitionist, Counselor
  • Psalm 82 ministries, Evangelist
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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