Candidate Profile
Andrew Koenig

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Panel Rating*

Very Conservative Information icon *

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

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Missouri Alliance for Freedom, 2016:  100%
Right to Life MO, 2019:  100%
American Conservative Union MO (ACU-MO), 2019:  100%, 97% (cum.)

99%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Missouri Votes Conservation (MVC), 2012:  25%
NARAL Pro-Choice MO, 2019:  25%
Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, 2013:  0%
Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, 2018:  0%
Planned Parenthood of St. Louis Region Advocates, 2012:  0%
Sierra Club MO, 2019-20:  0%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

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
Missouri Republican Assembly, Missouri Right to Life, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, *Susan B. Anthony List

Others

1
*Missouri Nurses Association PAC

Reported by Candidate

2
Missouri Federation of Police, Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Bill Eigel (2016), Chrissy Sommer (2011), Cloria Brown (2012), Dan Shaul (2016), Dave Muntzel (2012), Glen Kolkmeyer (2012) and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
John J. Diehl, Jr (2011)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Xcaliber MOPAC (2011)

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Key votes from Vote Smart

Questionnaire*

*The questionaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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 believe that all life is precious and life begins at conception. Abortion should only be allowed if the mother's life is at risk.


Economy

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

No Answer   

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?

In Missouri we have a balanced budget amendment that requires the state legislature to pass a balanced budget each year.


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.

No Answer   

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   

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?

e


Healthcare

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

No Answer   

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

Healthcare companies should provide price transparency to all patients for their knowledge. Additional competition in healthcare coverage would provide more affordability, as well.


National Security

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

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.

Agree   

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

Our country is built upon immigration, but a country must have borders and immigration must be obtained through a lawful process.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

No Answer   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a proud believer and follower of Christ. My family and I are members of the West County Assembly of God.


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.

In the legislature I have consistently fought to reduce burdensome government regulations, cut bureaucratic red tape and allow Missouri families to keep more of their hard earned money.

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

Serving in the State Senate for the last four years I have been an effective voice for St. Louis County. I have sponsored and passed legislation to give Missourians the first income tax cut in over 100 years and I know how to navigate the waters to get things done.

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 have worked tirelessly to be an advocate for the constituents of the 15th Senate District by ensuring that our local schools are fully funded and children are safe in our communities. I will always support our law enforcement and will never vote to defund the police.


Judicial Philosophy

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

No Answer   


Criminal Justice

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

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer   

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

Our state has responsible and adequate gun laws in place to protect public safety. To better focus on public safety we should support our law enforcement officers so they can protect our families from criminals who illegally obtain weapons.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

No Answer   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

No Answer   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Tax policy TIF reform Education policy

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

Racism has no place in the United States and should not be tolerated.


Background

Education
  • Lindenwood University, St. Charles
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • West County Assembly of God, Member
Offices
  • Missouri State Representative, Held 2009 - 2017
 

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