Candidate Profile
Wayne "Gunny" Harmon

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Wayne "Gunny" Harmon
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 100
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

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.

Disagree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The only circumstances I feel should be considered is that for the health and welfare of the mother and/or the child. For a woman who has been sexually assaulted and becomes pregnant, she should be allowed access to the Morning-After pill.


Economy

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

Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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.

Neutral   

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.

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?

There will never be a complete seperation of church and state. Religion has been incorporated since the inception of our constitution and utilized widely in our judicial system as well.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

We need to start establishing mindsets and practices for our youth to be more concientious of their health ranging from diets to exercise.


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.

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.

Agree   

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

We should set quotas on the amounts of people allowed to immigrate and focus on ones who will fit the skills and needs of our countries workforce and for the betterment of making us stronger.


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.

Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was rasied as a Lutheran with a reaffirmation of faith during my tour in Iraq during 2003 and have maintained this value system ever since.


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?

Conservative   

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

I consider myself a Constitutional Conservative. The Constitution is the guide in which we are governed.

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

I graduated from Indiana University in Criminal Justice and have spent the last 13 years as a state employee as well as serving my country as a Marine. I feel the experiences I have endured through it all, plus my obsession with local and federal political issues, these give me a strong basis for this office.

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

I have never been accused or convicted of such an action.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I would like to see more opportunity of growth in business from Agriculture to Tech. The ability to create an attraction for a greater migration of people for employment opportunities, a great cost of living factor, and just for the fact of how great Indiana can be for them and IS for us!


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

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?

Yes   

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

I feel that too many restrictions are in place at this time. The Second Ammendement is all to clear!


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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?

1st: Legalization of Marijuana; 2nd: Election Reform, i.e. abolishment of the 'Straight'-ticket in voting and 3rd: Term-Limits for both State Representatives and Senators.

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

It is obviously a deep concern and has existed since the forming of our union and deserves much more attention.


Background

Education
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, BA, 1994
  • T.C. Howe H.S., Indianapolis, Gen., 1981
Work & Military
  • U.S. Marine Corps, Gunnery Sgt. (E-7), 23 years
  • Operation Iraq Freedom, Communication Chief, 2003
  • Indiana State Parole, State Parole Agent, 13 years
Affiliations
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Member
  • VFW Post 1120, Post Commander
  • Marine Corps League, Member
  • American Legion, Member
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association, Member
Offices
  • US Congress (IN-7th), Sought 2018
 

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