Candidate Profile
Gary Will

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Gary Will
Party
Republican
Race
Repr. to the Assembly, Dist. 41
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Somewhat 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

1
*Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund

Reported by Candidate

6
Tom Rogers, Mike Ratter, Steve Kastenschmidt, Tim Saul, Troy Damsteegt, Tom Dornbrook

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
National Education Association (national, state & local affiliates) (2016)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

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?

Never


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.

Agree   

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

Agree   

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree   

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Working a job needs to be more of a benefit than receiving benefits. Creating programs especially for small business's to mentor and train people to not only work with them but to grow with them with the hope that they aspire to start their own business's or potentially buy out the retiring business.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Find ways to reduce restrictions on current programs especially for small communities and give them the tools they need to thrive and not a one size fits all.


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.

Agree   

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.

Disagree   

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

Make the market as competitive as possible with less restrictions and make high deductibles carry or transfer over to the next year with any unexpected emergencies or surgeries within 90 days of annual renewals.


National Security

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

Agree   


Immigration

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

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.

Agree   

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

Strongly 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?

Their past and their history.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe strongly in the Christian family values and morals.


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?

Conservative   

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

I believe in helping people within our limits and guidelines as long as they assimilate to our culture, communities and laws.

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

I served as Mayor of Ripon for 10 years and have also been on the Fond du Lac County Board for 8 years and counting. I have also served on many committees over the last 10 years both at the city and county level. I have also managed a small business for 25 years.

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

garywillforassembly@gmail.com 920-229-0816

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

I'm an old school, common sense, problem solver who enjoys coming up with solutions and ideas that will benefit the majority of people involved. Given my experience and out of the box thinking I believe I can add great value not only to the 41st Assembly District but to our state as a representative.


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.

Disagree   


Background

Education
  • Plymouth High School, Plymouth, 1986
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
Offices
  • City of Ripon Mayor, Held 2010-2020
  • FDL County Board, Held 2012-present
 

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