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U.S. House, Dist. 14: Randy Hultgren


Political affiliation: Republican

City: No response

Marital status: Married

Occupation/Firm name: Performant Trust Investment Advisors, Illinois State Senate

Campaign HQ address: 1118 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

Campaign website: www.hultgrenforcongress.com

What is your campaign budget- No response

What are your top priorities for the nation-

1. Create jobs

2. Cut taxes

3. Get the federal government's fiscal house in order.

What are your top priorities for your congressional district- 1. Create jobs

2. Cut taxes

3. Get the federal government's fiscal house in order.

The recession continues. What are its causes and how do we end it- Do you favor more federal "stimulus" spending to create more jobs-

The economy is cyclical, but, to get out of this rut, the federal government must stop punishing the private sector through burdensome regulations and increased taxes that create an atmosphere of uncertainty for our Nation's employers.

Is global warming real- Is it man-made- What, if anything, should be done about it- And do you favor a national cap-and-trade program to put a price on carbon emissions-

I do not favor a national cap-and-trade program to put a price on carbon emissions.

As a representative, would you favor changes in the health care reforms pushed through Congress by President Obama- What exactly would you change-

Yes. I believe that we should not be putting a bureaucrat between a patient and their doctor. I would eliminate the onerous tax provisions that will require small businesses to increase the time and effort they will put into preparing their taxes and forces the IRS to hire armies of additional bureaucrats to enforce the new tax hikes.

What should the American military and political strategy be in Afghanistan- How would you define "success" for the United States in the war, and at what point could we withdraw our troops-

By sending in additional troops, I believe that we are on the right track to give the Afghan government an opportunity to succeed and become independent. When the Afghan government is able to support itself and secure itself, I believe we will be successful.

What should be the American military and political strategy in Iraq-

I am hopeful that the reduction in American troops corresponds with Iraq's ability to secure itself. Encouraging progress to find solutions to the many challenges Iraq faces domestically will need to be the cornerstone of America's political strategy. I believe that we need to continue to foster the young democracy that is developing in Iraq.

What should be done to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons-

The US must work with other Nations that continue to have influence on Iran's ruling regime to eliminate the threat that a nuclear Iran poses to the mid-east.

Will the United States ever have a comprehensive policy on immigration- What should it be- And what is your view of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and the recent federal appellate court ruling striking down its key provisions-

I believe that the highest priority for our Nation is to secure our porous borders to stem illegal immigration. Until that is done, enforcement is and will continue to be ineffective.

Please comment on the president's education agenda, specifically on the Race to the Top competition that emphasizes core national standards and tests and the use of student test data to evaluate and reward teachers

The president's education agenda continues to reward very few through the Race to the Top competition. I believe that decisions made for our schools should be made at the local level through School Boards and the State, not by bureaucrats in Washington who are not invested in Illinois schools.

What is your position on gay marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act-

I support traditional marriage.

What should be our nation's policy toward the manufacture, sale and use of marijuana-

I do not support the legalization of marijuana.

The United States continues to hold "enemy combatants," uncharged, at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Is indefinite detention without charges acceptable- If so, for how long- And are military commissions an acceptable alternative to civilian courts-

I support military commissions as a way to deal with enemy combatants.

List your educational background

Bethel University, 1988, Magna Cum Laude. Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993, JD.

Please list civic, professional, fraternal or other organizations to which you belong

Board of Directors for the DuPage Homeownership Center, the Metropolitan Family of DuPage Board, the Koinonia Ministry Board and the Serenity House Board. Randy is the current President of the Wheaton Academy Alumni Board.

Have you held elective or appointive political office or been employed by any branch of government-

State Senator Randy Hultgren has represented the 48th district, which is comprised of DuPage, Kane and Will Counties and all or part of Batavia, Geneva, Naperville, North Aurora, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield, in the Illinois Senate since 2007. Prior to serving in the Senate, Randy served the 95th District in the Illinois House since 1999. He was first elected in 1994 to the DuPage County Board and Forest Preserve Board, representing the 4th district.

Please list jobs or contracts you, members of your immediate family or business partners have had with government

Current State Senator, 48th District.

Name your five biggest campaign contributors and the amount they contributed

I am proud to be supported by many local donors, the vast majority contributing well below the federal maximum for individual contributions.

Please paste a brief biography hereState Senator Randy Hultgren has represented the 48th district, which is comprised of DuPage, Kane and Will Counties and all or part of Batavia, Geneva, Naperville, North Aurora, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield, in the Illinois Senate since 2007.

Randy, who has lived in the district for most of his life, serves as the Republican Spokesman on the Telecommunications and Technology Committee, also serves on the; Judiciary Civil Law; Financial Institutions; Elections; Labor; Revenue Committees as well as the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

He has a strong record as both a businessman and in public service of working to create jobs, reduce health care costs and protect Illinois families. Prior to serving in the Senate, Randy served the 95th District in the Illinois House since 1999. He was first elected in 1994 to the DuPage County Board and Forest Preserve Board, representing the 4th district.

He has been consistently recognized by groups like the NFIB and the Illinois Chamber for his record of fighting to lower taxes, eliminate government waste, reduce health care costs, improve education and enhance public safety. His legislative victories include winning passage of long-overdue medical malpractice reforms to keep good doctors in our communities, sponsoring a property tax assessment freeze for disabled veterans, passing legislation to put state financial information online for increased transparency, fighting the Blagojevich Gross Receipts Tax, and passing legislation to protect seniors and consumers from identity theft--the fastest growing crime in the nation.

A lawyer and businessman, Senator Hultgren attended Bethel University and graduated in 1988, Magna Cum Laude. He received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1993. Randy served as the Republican Precinct Committeeman for Milton Township Precinct #20. His service to the community has also included working on the Board of Directors for the DuPage Homeownership Center, the Metropolitan Family of DuPage Board, the Koinonia Ministry Board and the Serenity House Board. Randy is the current President of the Wheaton Academy Alumni Board.

Born in 1966 in Park Ridge, Senator Hultgren graduated from Wheaton Academy in 1984. He is Vice President of Performance Trust Investment Advisors and resides in Winfield with his wife, Christy, and four children. #Comments_Container, #Comments_Container1,#commentsonly,.StoryInteract{display:none;}

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