Candidate Profile
Steven K. Howe

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Steven K. Howe
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 71
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

2
*National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

2
Kansas Chamber PAC, *Kansas Farm Bureau

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Mike Huckabee (2008)

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   

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?

I support my church's position, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, which states,"Abortion is contrary to God's Word and "is not a moral option, except as a tragically unavoidable byproduct of medical procedures necessary to prevent the death of another human being, viz., the mother" (1979 Res. 3-02A).


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   

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

Unlike the federal government, Kansas law requires the State to balance it's budget every year. I will carefully look for ways to balance the budget each year as required.


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   

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?

Both "Church" and "state" are established by God. They are distinct, but not separate.


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?

Because I am running for State Representative, Kansas House District 71, I will listen to the concerns of my constituents before voting on any legislation concerning healthcare coverage. Health care is a monstrosity of an issue, and I do not claim to have all the answers for how to ensure coverage that is adequate, affordable, and accessible to all.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

All law abiding people should be eligible to apply for immigration into the United States.


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.

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.

My spiritual beliefs care summarized in the Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed).


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 believe government should be limited, and that good governance is best done at the local level, closest to the people. That is why I especially support the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which states,“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

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

I am a teacher and cross-country coach where I teach humanities to Grade 5 students. My wife and I have owned and operated a business for the past thirteen years. When I am not working, I enjoy serving as an Elder at Christ the King Lutheran Church and coaching youth sports. I currently serve as a Republican Committeeman, am a member of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, and have served on community boards including Salina Downtown, Inc. and the Salina Childcare Association. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University, I served Kansans by working on the official staff of two Congressmen on Capitol Hill and in Salina (Jerry Moran 2003-2010; Tim Huelskamp 2011-2017).

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?

I am a pro-life conservative Republican that wants to see a better future for our children and grandchildren. I support limited government, living within our means and I support gun ownership as protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. It is my desire to be a servant leader for the people of the 71st Kansas House District. I look forward to running a positive campaign that listens, encourages civility, and promotes a stronger Salina and Saline County.


Judicial Philosophy

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

Strongly 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?

No   

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

I do not support further restrictions to gun ownership.

iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate received an AQ rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/kansas/


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

I will sponsor the "Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment" to the Kansas Constitution.

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

Racism is contrary to God's Word and is a sin against Him.


Background

Education
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Bachelor of Science, Speech, 2002
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Christ the King, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Elder
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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