Candidate Profile
Mark Steffen

Republican , Kansas

Biography

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

3
Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, *National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

2
Kansas Chamber PAC, *Kansas Farm Bureau

Reported by Candidate

4
National Rifle Association, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Family Policy Alliance, Kansas State Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Donald Trump (2016)

Summary

0%

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?

As a Christian and physician, I do not see abortion as the solution to basically any problem. Innocent life is sacred and is from God. I have no basis to intervene.


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?

Across the board budget cuts are the best start as all government programs spend and grow out of proportion to their need and their produced results.


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.

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.

Yes   

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

The best example of the nonseparation is Sharia Law. Laws that mandate religious practices or face punishment is not separation. This did occur in North America centuries ago but nothing comes close currently. It is perfectly fine to practice our faith in public places. It is perfectly fine to pray in schools.


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?

Again, I am a practicing physician. I have been a solo practitioner or a member of a very small practice group my entire 30 year career. I have helped grow a surgery center to a full service community hospital. I know the compassion side and the business side. Technology has made healthcare currently unaffordable for an entire society. We will need basic coverage policies and catastrophic policies. We will need individual pre-tax savings accounts to offset insurance deductibles. We will need to realize that government cannot and will not be everything to everybody. We need a nationwide revival with God. While modern medicine can prolong life, only God through Christ can provide eternal life.


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.

Strongly 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?

Individuals with skill sets that our country needs are viable candidates. These folks must be screened carefully and be willing to assimilate. A "melting pot" of non-assimilating immigrants is a mess.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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.

I am a Christ follower. I understand that my public acknowledgement of my sinful nature and recognition of Christ as my savior, creates a contract that assures my entrance into God's realm. Also, while my earthly deeds get me no where. They do represent my attempt to be Christ like, which is my obligation as a Christ follower.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

My website details my beliefs. www.SteffenStateSenate.com My Facebook page has lots of information verifying my statements.@steffenstatesenate I have hundreds of campaign signs spread over two Kansas counties that has a top line that reads "God, family, true conservatism". I will look you in the eye and tell you its a fact. And, some day I will bow before God and it will be validated.

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

B.S. Chemistry, Biology 1985 Northwestern Oklahoma State University M.D.- 1989. University of Oklahoma School of Medicine Private practice physician for thirty years. Farmer/Rancher my entire life. Built a 3500 acre ranch through my adult life which I currently operate. Kansas licensed oil and gas producer. Drilled my first oil well on my land in 2019. I have a unique set of life experiences that gives me a knowledge base that dovetails perfectly with Reno and Kingman Counties, KS My commitment to Christianity ensures the moral and ethical base to complement my work experience.

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?

Running for office is my Great Commission. I aspire to be a servant leader. I will promote God, family, and true conservatism with a passion rarely seen. You will not have to wonder how I will vote. And, if you do, I will have a clear and concise explanation. I will be about achieving results, not wallowing in the process. Career politicians have failed us at every turn. I, a champion of the private sector, will help lead Kansas to a greater tomorrow!


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.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Enforcement of the laws currently on the books. I will be a force in support of the 2nd Amendment.

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?

1) Tax relief for rural Kansas. 2) Legislation to incentivize the removal of manufacturing from China with its relocation to rural Kansas. 3) No males competing in girl's sports divisions at any competitive level in Kansas. 4) Free speech on college campuses.

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

The real threat has been the destruction of the traditional family unit. Lyndon Johnson's New Deal incentivized single parent groups. The destruction this has brought on portions of our nation's population has been incredible. The family destruction is misconstrued by a radical media and academia as racism, injustice, and privelege.


Background

Education
  • Univ. of Oklahoma School of Medicine, OKC, MD, 1989
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State Univ., Alva, OK, BS, 1985
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Boone and Crocket Club, Committees Chairman, Editor in Chief,
  • Pope & Young Club, 2nd VP
  • Boone & Crockett Club Foundation, Board Member
  • Northwestern OK State Univer. Foundation, Trustee
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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