Candidate Profile
Keri Shipley

Republican , Oklahoma


Keri Shipley
State Senate 22

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Garry Mize

Reported by Candidate

Representative Garry Mize, Teacher Meredith Mustain, Geree Wald

Selected Contributions


Republican National Committee (2017)







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 a constitutional amendment protecting life at every stage until natural death.


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?

Focus on welfare and other programs that generate government dependance for generations. A job is the best social welfare program.

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.


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

The government has no place in church's business.


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?

Promote a free market in healthcare, remove mandates and require transparency.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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?

1. Persecuted minorities like Christians who live in Asia, Africa or the Middle East. 2. Highly skilled people who can start businesses that current citizens do not have available to fill jobs in those areas.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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 Christian and my decisions in office, as well as other aspects of my life will be guided by my faith.


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.

Please check my social media and website for this information.

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

I have a lifetime of leadership and service to my community. I currently work as a Republican staffer at the State Capitol. See my website at for additional details.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


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

I will work hard for my community and state and will be honored to serve them at the Capitol. I believe in communication and want to listen and be available to the constituents to help them or find ways to make a change where needed.

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.

No Answer   

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

I am a member of the NRA and the OK2A and support all gun rights.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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. Pro-economic growth/oppose shutdowns 2. Pro values/pro-life/pro second amendment 3. Pro accountability and transparency on budget/oppose tax increases

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

Every individual has worth and merit and are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We should love and respect one another regardless of skin color.


  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Bachelor's, 4
Work & Military
  • n/a
  • Life Church, Member
  • PTO/Booster Clubs, Leader
  • n/a

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