Candidate Profile
Julian Bradley

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Julian Bradley
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 28
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

4
Leah Vukmir, *Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund, Scott Walker, *Wisconsin Right to Life

Others

1
Wisconsin Young Republicans

Reported by Candidate

6
Governor Scott Walker, State Senator Leah Vukmir, State Senator Andre Jacque, State Representative Chuck Wichgers, State Representative Janel Brandtjen, State Senator Dan Kapanke

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2015)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Dale Kooyenga (2016), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2016)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am opposed to abortion


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   

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

No Answer   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Unemployment falls when government gets out of the way and allows businesses to thrive and grow. Until COVID-19, Wisconsin was on a record run of sub-4.0% unemployment. That run was the result of Governor Walker reducing the tax and regulatory burdens on businesses and individuals. This gave people more discretion over how they spent, and opened up our marketplace. Moving forward, we must continue to remove barriers for commerce so that the state can recover from this lockdown and we can return to normalcy.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The economy thrives when the government creates an environment that rewards competition and incentivizes innovation. When bureaucracy is reduced and taxes are low, businesses are able to invest in growth and expansion. Unnecessary and unevenly applied taxes and regulations stifle individual liberty and hurt our economy. Additionally, fiscally responsible, long-term investments in our infrastructure ensure that all have the ability to move their products from place to place.


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.

No Answer   

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

Strongly Agree   


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?

We must work to remove regulation that doesn't protect consumers but drives up price. As new technologies like telemedicine have become more prevalent, the government needs to encourage people to utilize these services by removing unnecessary barriers to access. Governor Walker wisely created a reinsurance program to reduce health care premiums; we should continue to work to incentivize efficiencies and improve transparency to promote a more free health care marketplace, empowering consumers to make their own decisions with their dollar


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.

Strongly Agree   

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Disagree   

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Disagree   

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree   

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The founders knew that humans can easily be corrupted by power. Only by having strong, independent branches with their own duties and ability to check each other can we effectively harness ambition to the public good.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a Christian, I believe that our natural rights - life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - are given to us by God. Humans are flawed creatures who are redeemed by grace through faith alone. The doctrine of sanctification teaches us that true faith will reveal itself in a person's desire to put aside sin and do good. My desire to serve my community is a natural outgrowth of faith.


Qualifications

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2012 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Republican Primary, 2018 General Election

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.

Although I don't have a voting record, I've consistently expressed my belief in conservatism for over a decade in my leadership roles in the Republican Party and independently on the Shattering Stereotypes speaking tour. https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/julian-bradley-takes-on-134-years-of-name-recognition/article_5179750f-ba73-53a9-9109-e0341a76e528.html https://julianbradley.org/about-julian/

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

I have been active in grassroots Republican politics for 18 years, including roles as a county party Chairman, a district Vice-Chairman, and serving as Chair of the Republican State Convention in 2015. My passion for conservative ideals has earned me the endorsements of Scott Walker and Leah Vukmir. However, I will also bring a real-world, private-sector outlook to government: my last two roles have been in management for Fortune 500 companies. I've seen how good management can empower people to develop and reach their potential - I've also seen how our government can hold people back. I've been able to live the American Dream, and I want to ensure that people continue to have access to that.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

julian@julianbradley.org 414-858-8881

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

I would be honored to serve the folks in the 28th district and look forward to the opportunity.


Judicial Philosophy

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Neutral   

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree   


Background

Education
  • UW-L, La Crosse, Bachelor's, 2015
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • La Crosse County GOP, Vice-Chairman
  • La Crosse County GOP, Chairman
  • 3rd District GOP, Vice-Chairman
  • Republican Party of Wisconsin, State Convention Chairman
  • Milwaukee County GOP, Member
  • Toys for Tots, Toy drive founder
  • Time to Read, Volunteer
  • Catholic Charities, Volunteer
Offices
  • State Assembly, Sought 2016
  • Secretary of State, Sought 2014
 

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