Alaska in Brief

Q&A with 2022 Alaska U.S. Senate candidate John Schiess

By: - July 28, 2022 12:51 am
The U.S. Capitol building.

The U.S. Capitol building. (Photo by Matt H. Wade via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA)

The Alaska Beacon asked Alaska’s 19 U.S. Senate candidates to answer a 15-question survey about their positions on a variety of issues. Read all of their responses here. Answers have not been edited.

John Schiess, Republican from Wisconsin

Yes/no questions

Do you believe former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent?


Should Election Day be a federal holiday?


Don Young was a longtime supporter of statehood for Puerto Rico. Do you support statehood for Puerto Rico?


Should marijuana be legalized federally?


Would you vote in favor of a bill that codifies abortion rights in US law?


Open-ended questions

What do you think about the overturning of Roe, and what actions should Congress take on abortion and contraception?

Long overdue!

What’s Alaska’s biggest need, and how would you address it?

Representatives and citizens who really know and support the Constitution of the United States.

How should Congress reduce the threat of gun violence and mass shootings?

Freedom is the answer! Arm more citizens and teachers.

What steps should Congress take to balance Alaska’s status as an oil state with the need to address climate change?

Climate change is no more than an un-American farse run by the Communist run UN with the goal of taking control of all free nations.

What changes or updates do you want to see in fisheries management?

Less federal government control.

Should Congress act to protect voting rights and encourage voting, and if so, how?

Yes. Cut out all the fraud that took place the last time.

Alaska has the highest health care costs in the nation. What will you do to reduce costs and improve access to services?

Return to a free enterprise system. Return control to the states.

How should Congress protect the rights of LGBTQ Alaskans?

In a nation under God, “sex criminals” have no rights. This part of the communist moral attack on America. Freedom is the answer. The freedom to banish them from your community.

Alaska families say they’re struggling financially in a variety of ways, including with child care. What actions should Congress take to support families with children?

None. That an issue reserved to the states by the Constitution.

What criteria would you use to judge the fitness of a judicial candidate?

Knowledge of the original intent of the US Constitution.

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James Brooks
James Brooks

James Brooks is a longtime Alaska reporter, having previously worked at the Anchorage Daily News, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Mirror and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he is married to Caitlyn Ellis, owns a house in Juneau and has a small sled dog named Barley. He can be contacted at [email protected].