Candidate Profile
Niles Yensel

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Niles Yensel
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 100
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal
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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.

Neutral   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Neutral   

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, incest, and safety of the mother.


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?

No 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.

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.

Disagree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

No Answer   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

No Answer   

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

I believe that it means that the government should not restrict the freedom of religion, but shouldn’t make laws based on such 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?

Capping costs on necessary and life saving medication, and letting people “buy into” public healthcare.


National Security

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

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.

No Answer   

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.

Disagree   

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

I feel a State Representative I don’t really have a say in Federal issues such as this.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Neutral   

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

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Nondenominational Christian.


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?

Moderate   

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

I’m economically conservative and a little more socially liberal, I believe all Americans have the right to bare arms and practice religion the way they see fit (as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else) I also believe what happens between two consenting adults is none of my business and legal immigration should be easy and attainable for anyone who wants to contribute to the American dream.

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

I currently hold 7 years of experience advocating to the Indiana General Assembly and have good relationships with current legislators.

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?

No answer.


Judicial Philosophy

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

No Answer   


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer   

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

I personally would like to see an emphasis on firearm safety training.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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?

Education, responsible transit, and fiscal accountability.

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

No answer.


Background

Education
  • Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, Core 40, 4
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Marion County Republican Party, Precinct Committeeperson
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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