Candidate Profile
Ken Medenbach

Republican , Oregon


Ken Medenbach
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Eric Ej Parker (future Idaho Senator), Scott Drexler (future Custer County Sheriff)

Other Information

Oregon's Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey


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?

To save mother's life.


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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Have all government workers get the same Social security benefits as the general population. Hands off Social Security funds.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Do away with programs that don't fall under the federal government's core constitutional responsibilities. Delegated powers that are specifically granted to the federal government.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

I don't think taxpayers should help pay off existing student loans.

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   

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?

Article VII, U.S. Constitution... done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven... There is no separation of church and state.


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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Private healthcare for individuals who can work, state healthcare for handicapped.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Don't let Islamic believers in the United States without background checks.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

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

Anybody who can pass a background check and is able to work.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


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 a believer in Christianity, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.


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.

Google Kenneth W Medenbach

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

I was convicted of felony driving while suspended in 1995. I went through diversion program and got my driver's license back in 2001.

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

I believe if everyone in government obeys their oath of office to support the constitution, it will work, and I'll be there to make it happen.

Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

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

A good guy with a gun.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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?

Have elected officials obey their oath of office to support the constitution. Repeal the statutory oath of office for federal judges and justices. Federal government give constitutional lands to the states.

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

I believe there will always be some kind of racism in the world, but l don't believe it is a threat to domestic security in the United States.


  • Thurston Senior High School, Springfield, OR, diploma, 1971
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Chemult Bible Fellowship, Board member
  • Klamath County Republican Party, Precinct Committee Person (PCP)
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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